1,453 Opal Cliffs, CA Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Opal Cliffs, 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 
San Jose, CA, 95113
27 miles from Opal Cliffs
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
24 miles from Opal Cliffs
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
FGY Architects (650) 473-0400
Palo Alto, CA, 94301
35 miles from Opal Cliffs
We are a full-service architectural firm for those looking for a higher level of attention and environmental stewardship. Each project is a unique creation made especially for... Read More
Palo Alto, CA, 94306
33 miles from Opal Cliffs
For the third year in a row, Tali Hardonag has been awarded 'Best of Houzz' for remodeling and customer satisfaction. Tali Hardonag Architect is a solo residential practice... Read More
REDWOOD CITY, CA, 94063
39 miles from Opal Cliffs
Established in 1988 by principal architect Steve Simpson, AIA, SDG Architects has completed over 400 projects throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. We pride ourselves on our... Read More
Menlo Park, CA, 94025
36 miles from Opal Cliffs
Established in 1994, Ana Williamson Architect is an award-winning firm focused on design driven projects primarily in the residential market. At AWA each project is client and... Read More
anat shmariahu (408) 206-5992
Cupertino, CA, 95014
26 miles from Opal Cliffs
ANAV DESIGN is a Residential Building Design Studio of new houses and remodeling as well as Interior Design, owned by Anat Shmariahu and located at Cupertino, Bay Area, California... Read More
Palo Alto, CA, 94306
33 miles from Opal Cliffs
Personal Design :: Inside and Out At Ogawa Fisher Architects, our goal is to create a beautiful environment that is the perfect fit for you. We start every project by... Read More
Burlingame, CA, 94010
48 miles from Opal Cliffs
Scheinholtz Associates is a design oriented architectural firm established in 1985. Handling primarily residential construction, the firm has a unique ability to work within the... Read More
San Jose, CA, 95112-5881
27 miles from Opal Cliffs
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
Campbell, CA, 95008
23 miles from Opal Cliffs
Viola Interior Design Inc.'s philosophy is simple; bring artful interior design solutions, heirloom quality furnishings, & superior customer support to the fine families &... Read More
Los Gatos, CA, 95032
20 miles from Opal Cliffs
J. Kretschmer, Architect is dedicated to realizing the visions and goals of our clients in their built environment through our process of communication, design excellence and... Read More
Palo Alto, CA, 94301
35 miles from Opal Cliffs
Maydan Architects is a full service architecture and interior design firm, specializing in contemporary design. Maydan Architects sets its priority in providing unparalleled... Read More
San Francisco / Burlingame, CA, 94010
48 miles from Opal Cliffs
experts in modernist custom homes as well as remodel of existing mid-century homes and buildings Curt has been practicing architecture for the past 22 years. In that time he... Read More
San Carlos, CA, 94070
41 miles from Opal Cliffs
Stewart Associates has been specializing in high end custom residential design in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 30 years. Our main focus are estates in Hillsborough,... 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 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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