946 Lake Shore, WA Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Lake Shore, 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 
Portland, OR, 97210
12 miles from Lake Shore
Giulietti / Schouten Architects is a four-person firm with a diverse range of project types constructed throughout the Pacific Northwest. Since its inception in 1987, the firm... Read More
Portland, OR, 97209
12 miles from Lake Shore
Since 1983, Alan Mascord Design Associates, Inc. has been designing custom homes, stock home plans, and providing marketing and technical support to clients and hundreds of... Read More
Emerick Architects (503) 235-9400
Portland, OR, 97204
12 miles from Lake Shore
At Emerick Architects, our mission is to create locally rooted, environmentally sensitive and thoughtfully crafted spaces, while providing a fun and collaborative experience for... Read More
Portland, OR, 97212
11 miles from Lake Shore
Risa Boyer Architecture is a full service architecture and interiors firm specializing in sustainable, timeless, modern design located in Portland Oregon. Risa specializes in... Read More
Portland, OR
12 miles from Lake Shore
Michael Howells, AIA, is a licensed and LEED-certified architect and interior designer specializing in residential renovation and new construction. Howells' kitchen and bath... Read More
Portland, OR, 97209
12 miles from Lake Shore
Since 1989 we have worked with many residential clients on the creation of their new home or the renovation of their existing houses. We enjoy the close working relationships... Read More
Portland, OR, 97201-1613
12 miles from Lake Shore
SunSwallow Design, LLC is a full service design firm specializing in both new and remodeling Residential design projects with a focus on providing client responsive designs with... Read More
Portland, OR, 97206
15 miles from Lake Shore
Fraley + Company is a comprehensive design firm based in Portland OR with projects located throughout the United States. We are client focused problem solvers that specialize in... Read More
Lake Oswego, OR, 97035
20 miles from Lake Shore
Nordby Design Studio is an award winning design studio offering the full spectrum of architect and interior design services. We provide the needed leadership and experience to... Read More
atomic * design (503) 704-8063
Portland, OR, 97203
8 miles from Lake Shore
Atomic Design was started by Desia Graybill, owner and principal designer in 2009. After 2 years of designing with an established vintage home remodeling company, the time had... Read More
Tigard, OR, 97223
19 miles from Lake Shore
New Custom Home Design & Remodeling. We have a simple goal. To create a place where families gather, enjoy each other, and connect. To accomplish this, we listen to you.... Read More
Portland, OR, 97229
12 miles from Lake Shore
MARYELLEN KOWALEWSKI ARCHITECT is interested in producing an ‘architecture of reflection.’ This is defined as an architecture that is based upon the creative process and that... Read More
Amato Design Inc. (503) 260-1838
Lake Oswego, OR, 97035
20 miles from Lake Shore
Residential/Commercial Design firm Read More
Portland, 97229
12 miles from Lake Shore
We are a residential design firm located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Specializing in the design of new single-family homes, remodels and additions, we partner with our... Read More
Portland, OR, 97223
18 miles from Lake Shore
We are an interior design firm based in Portland, Oregon. We specialize in restaurant, hotel, residential kitchen, aging in place and light fixture design. 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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