19 McKinleyville, CA Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your McKinleyville, 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 
Discovery Design (707) 677-1967
Trinidad, CA, 95579
9 miles from McKinleyville
We are a husband and wife design build team. We specialize in bathroom and kitchens, as an architect and a tile and general contractor. Read More
Thomas Home Center, Inc (707) 499-2217
McKinleyville, CA, 95519
Arcata, CA,
6 miles from McKinleyville
I help clients with new construction or remodeling projects with a focus on kitchens, bathrooms or other spaces involving cabinetry. Read More
Heartwood Design/Build (707) 822-3225
Arcata, 95521
6 miles from McKinleyville
LACO ASSOCIATES (707) 443-5054
Eureka, CA, 95501
11 miles from McKinleyville
civil engineering, building design, geotech, planning Read More
Boodjeh K Architect AIA (707) 822-8691
CA, 95521
6 miles from McKinleyville
Jain Martha Architect (707) 822-1924
CA, 95521
6 miles from McKinleyville
Eureka, CA,
11 miles from McKinleyville
JAG Architects (707) 442-6125
Eureka, CA, 95501
11 miles from McKinleyville
JMB Architecture (530) 629-0010
Willow Creek, CA, 95573
25 miles from McKinleyville
Freeman Architects AIA (707) 441-8740
CA, 95501
11 miles from McKinleyville
Thomas Bond Architect (707) 441-0751
CA, 95501
11 miles from McKinleyville
LAPOTRE & CLEEK DRAFTING (707) 445-9595
CA, 95501
11 miles from McKinleyville
GAXIOLA MARK AIA (707) 443-1669
CA, 95503
12 miles from McKinleyville
CA, 95503
12 miles from McKinleyville
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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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