3,593 Malibu, CA Architects & Designers

Is the scope of your Malibu, CA 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 
Los Angeles, CA, US 90028
29 miles from Malibu
We are full service architecture and interior design firm specializing in sustainable solutions for single-family homes. Read More 
Sherman Oaks, CA, US 91403
23 miles from Malibu
Karen Grace Interiors, a Sherman Oaks based interior design firm established in the year 2000, specializes in residential design and commercial office design. The firm is known... Read More 
Culver City, CA, US 90230
24 miles from Malibu
DIGBAR interiors & architecture is a collaborative design studio that creates cohesively crafted environments from inside to outside. DIGBAR is a recently formed partnership... Read More 
Marina Del Rey, CA, US 90292
21 miles from Malibu
Sorensen Architects is an LEED accredited architecture and interiors firm that incorporates environmentally conscious design solutions into buildings that meet their client's... Read More 
Evens Architects (310) 821-1400
Los Angeles, CA, US 90066
22 miles from Malibu
"Learning from the past does not mean living in the past". Evens Architects is committed to the idea that Mediterranean architecture - whether it be Spanish, Italian, French... Read More 
Los Angeles, US 90066
22 miles from Malibu
BIO The Los Angeles-based firm of Griffin Enright Architects, established in 2000 by Margaret Griffin, AIA and John Enright, FAIA, fuses interests in innovation and... Read More 
Arc Design Group (805) 484-4277
Camarillo, CA, US 93010
21 miles from Malibu
A full service architectural office since 1992, arc Design Group, Inc. is a team of talented, experienced, and motivated individuals that are dedicated to working hard for the... Read More 
About:Space, LLC (310) 726-0137
El Segundo, CA, US 90245
24 miles from Malibu
We provide creative interior design solutions for home and commercial spaces. We truly understand the architecture and construction of buildings, and that knowledge infuses our... Read More 
Nadia Designs (310) 892-1799
Manhattan Beach, CA, US 90266
25 miles from Malibu
Comprehensive Interior Design Service for Residential and Commercial projects. White glove service. Specializing in Construction and Remodel . Project Management, Spacial... Read More 
Long Beach, CA, US 90803
43 miles from Malibu
Sennikoff Architects, Inc. is a full service architectural practice licensed in the state of California specializing in Residential Architecture...Custom Homes, Residential... Read More 
Long Beach, US 90815
43 miles from Malibu
LeMaster Architects is a full service architecture firm located in Long Beach, California. We specialize in residential projects of all scales including interior remodels,... Read More 
Los Angeles, CA, US 90064
23 miles from Malibu
Whitten Dunn Architects is a full service, design driven architecture practice committed to advancing the project of modern architecture. With a particular interest in... Read More 
O plus L (310) 390-1650
Los Angeles, CA, US 90066
22 miles from Malibu
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Redondo Beach, CA, US 90277
28 miles from Malibu
Pritzkat & Johnson Architects specialize in custom residential Architecture, designing distinguished homes that combine a high level of artistry and functionality while realizing... Read More 
White Picket Fence, Inc (310) 467-2790
Santa Monica, CA, US 90402
18 miles from Malibu
White Picket Fence designs and builds homes of distinction with a reputation for quality. Commitment to details and thoughtful choice of materials are standards which define our... 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 California 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. Here are some related professionals and vendors to complement the work of architects & designers: Interior Designers & Decorators, General Contractors, Home Builders, Design-Build Firms, Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers.

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 Malibu, CA 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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