5,411 Los Angeles, CA Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Los Angeles, CA 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 
Los Angeles, CA, 90048-343
We're making traditional architecture hip with our own modern twist on classic design. Our team of architects and designers work in close collaboration with clients to create a... Read More
Kiyohara Moffitt (323) 227-5647
Award winning Architecture Firm specializing in custom residential design. The firm is sensitive to clients’ goals and budgets and is known for providing results that surpass expectations.
Costa Mesa, CA, 92626
33 miles from Los Angeles
Brandon Architects, Inc. is a boutique full-service architectural design firm specializing in custom residential, multi-family, commercial, and hospitality building types. Our... Read More
RCDF Studio (323) 879-9439
Our goal is to create buildings and spaces that, when woven back into their environment, enhance the daily experiences of its inhabitants and of those around it.
San Clemente, CA, 92672
50 miles from Los Angeles
James Glover Residential & Interior Design works with clients to realize their dreams and enhance their surroundings by designing environments and living spaces that create a... Read More
Our design team fuse metropolitan necessities, such as storage, convenience, and multi-use spaces, with elements of technology, color, light and shape to compose beautiful and award winning interiors.
Newport Beach, CA, 92663
35 miles from Los Angeles
Sinclair Associates Architects with offices in Los Angeles and Newport Beach provides full scope architectural services from San Francisco to Cabo San Lucas. Principle, Robert... Read More
Carley Montgomery (562) 826-2983
Carley Montgomery is a licensed general contractor as well as a real estate and design professional.
Kiyohara Moffitt (323) 227-5647
Los Angeles, CA, 90031
KIYOHARA MOFFITT was founded in 1987 by Ko Kiyohara, AIA and Gina G. Moffitt, AIA, LEED AP, to provide quality architectural design services. Gina Moffitt, the current sole... Read More
BiLDEN (626) 975-5142
The importance of light and space along with the subtext of material, form, color, and texture is paramount and can be seen in the body of BiLDEN’s built work and landscape designs.
Long Beach, CA, 90803
22 miles from Los Angeles
Jeannette Architects is a full service custom residential architecture firm. We are committed to designing you a home that fits your style, is sensitive to the environment and... Read More
Creative architecture focuses on a basic fact of life: change. This approach to design faces the reality that every part of human experience arises within a perpetual cascade of natural energy.
Abramson Teiger Architects (310) 838-8998 ext. 202
culver city, CA, 90232
10 miles from Los Angeles
In the heart of downtown Culver City, CA, a team of award winning, dynamic Architects-Thinkers-Designers are making many prestigious clients very happy in their quest for inspired... Read More
Charles Debbas established Debbas Architecture in Berkeley California in 1989 quickly carving a niche as an architect whose work is fluid, well proportioned and non-traditional.
Narita Architects (310) 316-4803
Southern California Beach Cities, CA, 90503
16 miles from Los Angeles
Narita Architects is an architecture and urban design firm in Southern California that specializes in custom residential new construction and renovations and in commercial... Read More
Guided by curiosity and intelligence, we excel in translating state-of-the-art technology into practical, unique and solution oriented projects to the benefit of clients and the broader community.
Costa Mesa, CA, 92626
33 miles from Los Angeles
__________________ BEST OF HOUZZ 2014 "Best of Design" & "Best of Customer Satifaction" __________________ BEST OF HOUZZ 2012 "Best of Design" Grace Blū Designs, Inc.,... Read More
S+D considers itself not just an architectural firm, but a high tech creative company. Take a look at our award winning projects for inspiration, and give us a call to learn how we can assist you.
Newport Beach, CA, 92663
35 miles from Los Angeles
Eric Aust Architect brings 19 years of architectural experience in all aspects of design. Whether your project is a one room addition, a custom residence or a ground up... Read More
Every design begins with a site and a circumstance, a culture, a climate, a program. We bring international design experience and personal attention to every project, from concept to completion.
Los Angeles, CA, 90064
The partnership of Lewis / Schoeplein Architects was founded on the belief that good design is paramount to a successful project. We strive to produce projects that seamlessly... Read More
Juan Felipe Goldstein Design is a small firm focused on creating spaces that are conducive to peaceful living, environmental consciousness and the fulfillment of happiness and joy.
Hsu McCullough (310) 663-3320
Los Angeles, CA, 90066
Hsu McCullough is an architecture practice led by principals Peggy Hsu and Chris McCullough. Our goal is to envision and create exceptional places with an esteem for our natural... Read More
Our firm was founded on the belief that architecture has the capacity to help shape one’s experience in and of this world.
Laguna Beach, CA, 92651
45 miles from Los Angeles
Brittney Fischbeck is the owner of abodwell, the foremost interior design firm for minimalist design in Orange County, CA. Serving clients that want exceptional surroundings in... Read More
Whitten Dunn Architects is a full service, design driven architecture practice committed to advancing the project of modern architecture.
Santa Monica, CA, 90405
14 miles from Los Angeles
Design-Build studio specialized in residential renovations. It is the partnership of Interior Designer Gabriella Toro of Cippananda Interior Design and Italian Architect Silvia... Read More
Vertebrae Architecture (424) 273-4426
Vertebrae addresses each architectural inquiry with unique approach. We fuse aesthetic intention and program to create formally compelling yet relevant design.
Los Angeles, CA, 90028
We are full service architecture and interior design firm specializing in sustainable solutions for single-family homes. Read More
m_Royce Architecture has a deep concern for creating designs that positively impact the communities they are in while simultaneously improving the lives of the people who use them.
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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 California 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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