509 Modesto, CA Architects & Designers

Is the scope of your Modesto, 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 
San Jose, CA, 95113
50 miles from Modesto
Studio S Squared Architecture, Inc. was founded on the belief that client involvement and a positive relationship is the key to a successful project, and we are committed to a... Read More
Arch Studio, Inc. (408) 859-8723
San Jose, CA, 95125
50 miles from Modesto
Robin McCarthy is a California licensed architect who specializes in residential architecture. My company, Arch Studio, Inc., is a full-service design studio that can help you... Read More
San Jose, CA, 95112-5881
50 miles from Modesto
Noel Cross Architect has been creating homes in the Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay Area that their clients love for over two decades. "Shelter for Your Soul" is our... Read More
Livermore, CA, 94550
43 miles from Modesto
Licensed architect with experience in residential (custom/production homes, kitchen and bath remodels, additions), commercial tenant improvements and forward planning, including... Read More
miller design (209) 499-8903
Modesto, CA, 95354
miller design provides design and drafting services incorporating a very personal and interactive approach to the design process in an effort to create living environments that... Read More
Thom Torvend (209) 526-1616
modesto, CA, 95354
1 mile from Modesto
Thom Torvend, AIA, CGBP has been designing homes of distinction throughout California and Nevada since 1981. At the heart of each project is the belief that each client, their... Read More
Jenny Derry Design (408) 209-0530
Gilroy, CA, 95020
50 miles from Modesto
Award winning design-build firm serving the South Bay and Bay Area, specializing in remodels for residential and commercial clients. Read More
JLC Designs (408) 314-5981
San Jose, CA, 95125
50 miles from Modesto
Full Design Service based on the needs and style of the client. No job is too big or too small. We focus on residential and small commercial. Specializing in construction based... Read More
Aptos, CA, 95001
50 miles from Modesto
After working for architecture firms in Philadelphia, Chicago, Houston and San Francisco, Jim established his own office in Santa Cruz, California in 1989. More than 300 of his... Read More
Huyck Architects (831) 685-1206
Aptos, CA, 95003
50 miles from Modesto
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Pleasanton, CA, 94566
49 miles from Modesto
Banducci Associates Architects, Inc. (BAA) is a design-oriented architectural firm with a reputation for excellence in a wide variety of project types. Founded by David Banducci,... Read More
modulus (408) 278-7038
San Jose, CA, 95112
50 miles from Modesto
responding to each client’s programmatic needs through the creation of light, space, and experience our goal is to harmoniously integrate work, play, learn, dream, live for all to... Read More
San Jose, CA,
50 miles from Modesto
JCA ARCHITECTS (408) 278-1166
San Jose, CA, 95125
50 miles from Modesto
JCA Architects Inc. is a full service architecture, planning, and interiors firm that is committed to exceptional design and quality in the commercial, civic, and residential... Read More
Modesto, CA, 95356
API is a mid-sized architecture firm practicing in Medical and General Office Buildings, Health Clubs, Retail Buildings, Hotels, Custom Homes, Multi-family and Production Housing,... 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.

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 Modesto, 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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