1,905 Index, WA Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Index, WA home design project beyond simply replacing countertops or flooring? It’s the responsibility of a home architect to transform human needs and desires into visual concepts and habitable structures. When you hire an architectural designer, you are not only hiring someone for their architectural services, but also to manage and coordinate other parties involved in the project. As you search through interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More 
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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
We are a full service architecture firm specializing in identifying and creatively satisfying the project needs of our clients.
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
Robert Reed | Architect is a design and service oriented firm focused on creating unique and dynamic living environments.
Seattle, WA, 98119
40 miles from Index
We are a team of architects devoted to the design of modern, custom, single-family residences. Projects range from new homes and remodels in the greater Seattle area to vacation... 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
FINNE Architects (206) 467-2880
Seattle, WA, 98101
39 miles from Index
BEST OF HOUZZ 2015, 2014 and 2013 Internationally recognized and based in Seattle, we design modern, highly crafted, sustainable custom homes as well as furniture, lighting,... 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
Seattle, WA, 98107
40 miles from Index
Shuler Architecture is a Best of Houzz in 2014 and 2015 as well as an award winning residential design firm committed to creating distinctive, highly crafted architecture. Small... Read More
South Hill, WA, 98374
50 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, 98116
43 miles from Index
Rhodes Architecture + Light is an award-winning Architect specializing in residential design, planning, and lighting in Seattle, Washington. Rhodes Architecture + Light approaches... Read More
Seattle, WA, 98107
40 miles from Index
Michael Knowles, AIA has 22 years of experience with residential and commercial projects. He believes that good design is a result of balanced simplicity and consistently... 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
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
SEATTLE, WA, 98119
40 miles from Index
Prentiss Architects is based in Seattle, Washington. Our practice works locally and nationally on new and remodeled residential projects, providing full architectural, interior,... Read More
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How do I find the best architect for my home design project?


It is best to hire a home 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. Interior 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 residential architect you hire. He or she can be the tie-breaking vote between you and the general contractor and can be your biggest advocate during the construction process. Depending on the interior architecture company that you hire, the scope of the work can span from pre-design environmental impact studies to selecting furniture and finishes.

As far as the process goes, the architecture firm that you choose will start with concept drawings and finish with construction drawings and documents. Some firms even design with 3D 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 provide the best architectural services for your needs. 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 the style of house architecture that you prefer, as well as the amount 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 prospective interior architects:


  • 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 (3D, 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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