1,672 Index, WA Architects & Designers

Is the scope of your Index, WA home design project more involved than replacing your kitchen countertops or bathroom flooring? It is the responsibility of home architects to transform human needs and desires into visual concepts and habitable structures. When you hire a home architect, you are not only hiring someone to design and build your home, but you are also hiring the person who will manage all of your budgetary limitations and site constraints, as well as coordinate the relationships of all parties involved in the project. More 
Bainbridge Island, WA, 98110
48 miles from Index
BEST OF HOUZZ 2012, 2013 and 2014: Seattle Architects Coates Design Architects performs work anywhere in the United States. We have a sterling reputation for offering innovative... Read More
Robert Reed | Architect is a design and service oriented firm focused on creating unique and dynamic living environments.
Seattle, WA, 98103
38 miles from Index
We are dedicated to providing contemporary design solutions tailored to the unique needs of our clients. Our work incorporates timeless proportion and scale, meticulous... Read More
Seattle, WA, 98121
40 miles from Index
Our studio name refers to our "coop" (a.k.a. studio), originally located at 15 McGraw Street in Seattle. We are a team of architects devoted to the design of modern, custom,... Read More
Paul Moon Design (206) 985-9420
Seattle, WA, 98105
37 miles from Index
Founded in 2001, Paul Moon Design is an architectural, interior and landscape design firm based in Seattle, Washington Read More
Board and Vellum (206) 707-8895
Seattle, WA, 98112
37 miles from Index
Board and Vellum is a small and nimble Architecture firm focusing on custom residential, retail, commercial, and multi-family projects. Founded by Jeff Pelletier in early 2011,... Read More
Seattle, WA, 98107
40 miles from Index
Shuler Architecture is a Best of Houzz for 2014 and an award winning residential design firm committed to creating distinctive, highly crafted architecture. Small by design, we... Read More
Seattle, WA, 98102
38 miles from Index
Designs Northwest Architects is one of the Pacific Northwests leading residential architecture and planning firms,recognized for its innovative exploration of design. Primarily... Read More
FINNE Architects (206) 467-2880
Seattle, WA, 98101
39 miles from Index
BEST OF HOUZZ 2014 and 2013 Based in Seattle, we design modern, highly crafted, sustainable custom homes as well as furniture, lighting, and hardware! We have completed over... Read More
Seattle, WA, 98122
38 miles from Index
Specializing in contemporary architecture that is uniquely responsive to the climate of the Pacific Northwest. Our work is a continual exploration of configuration, material, and... Read More
knowles ps (206) 232-8935
Mercer Island, WA, 98040
37 miles from Index
KNOWLES PS is an architecture and interior design studio offering professional services to residential and commercial clients. The studio was established in 2003 with the... Read More
Seattle, WA, 98109
40 miles from Index
ROM architecture studio is known for seamless remodels and additions to vintage homes, adapting them for today's needs while preserving their architectural character. We... Read More
Seattle, WA, 98104
39 miles from Index
BEST OF HOUZZ 2014 for both DESIGN and CLIENT SERVICE! We are a small, award winning architectural practice focused on client service, inspired modern design and environmental... Read More
Seattle, WA, 98127
39 miles from Index
Studio Zerbey is a Seattle-based full service architecture and interiors design firm specializing in remodels and new residences. We also offer flat fee consultations to assess... Read More
Bellevue, WA, 98004
34 miles from Index
Located in the greater Seattle area, Gelotte Hommas Architecture is a nationally recognized architectural firm that is well-versed in all styles of residential architecture and... Read More
Vancouver, BC, V6B2Z4
39 miles from Index
Serving local and international clientele, Garret Cord Werner has provided professional design services to residential and commercial clients for over a decade. Our design... Read More
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It is best to hire a house architect who will be involved in all phases of the design process, from the initial concept to the completed construction. The architect is often the first person you will hire for your project. If necessary, they might also help you select and hire Washington subcontractors, which can include the builders, engineers and landscape architects. House architects are also involved in negotiating contracts for all involved participants. It is for these reasons that it is extremely important for you to have a good relationship with the interior architect you hire. He or she can be the tiebreaking vote between you and the general contractor, and can be your biggest advocate along the way during construction. Depending on the company that you hire, the scope of the work can span from predesign environmental impact studies to selecting furniture and interior finishes.

As far as the process goes, the architecture company that you hire will start with concept drawings and finish with construction drawings and documents. Some firms even design with 3-D renderings and videos, but that should not be assumed. One of the most important duties of an architect is to serve as managers and supervise most aspects of construction as well as facilitate communication between all other contractors.

It is very important to hire the right professional for the job. Remember that the most well-known or established designer might not be the best interior architect for you. It all comes down to the individual project. Research and ask people whose work you like for recommendations. It's important to have somewhat of an idea of what you would like to do to your Index, WA home and how much you would like to spend. Architects are natural problem solvers. They will assess the entire situation and help you to solve your problems too. Don't settle for a single company too early. Call and interview a few. Make sure that you feel like your personalities will mesh well and that you like their professional perspective.

Questions to ask a prospective home architect:
  • What is your fee structure?
  • What does the cost include?
  • Do you have professional liability insurance?
  • Can you handle my special requests (ADA, LEED etc.)?
  • What types of renderings (3-D, video, illustrative) will you produce?
  • What is your experience with similar projects?
  • When do you expect to start and be finished with the project?
  • What do your services include? (It's best that the services are until construction is completed.)
  • What happens when the cost exceeds the budget?
  • Can you provide me with references?
  • Would you say your work has a defining style? (This is important in case the architect's personal style will interfere with your vision.)
  • Will you help with hiring a general contractor and subcontractors?
  • What do you estimate the cost will be?
  • What will I need to provide?
  • Are there any complications you foresee with this project?

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