871 Orchards, WA Architects & Designers

Is the scope of your Orchards, WA 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 
Portland, OR, 97210
12 miles from Orchards
Giulietti / Schouten Architects is a four-person firm with a diverse range of project types constructed throughout the Pacific Northwest. Since its inception in 1987, the firm... Read More
Portland, OR, 97209
12 miles from Orchards
Since 1983, Alan Mascord Design Associates, Inc. has been designing custom homes, stock home plans, and providing marketing and technical support to clients and hundreds of... Read More
Portland, OR, 97212
10 miles from Orchards
Risa Boyer Architecture is a full service architecture and interiors firm specializing in sustainable, timeless, modern design located in Portland Oregon. Risa specializes in... Read More
Emerick Architects (503) 235-9400
Portland, OR, 97204
12 miles from Orchards
We are a husband and wife team that has three key pieces to our company: creating great places, improving the community and having fun. Old houses or new construction, we love... Read More
Portland, OR,
12 miles from Orchards
Michael Howells, AIA, is a licensed and LEED-certified architect and interior designer specializing in residential renovation and new construction. Howells' kitchen and bath... Read More
Portland, OR, 97209
12 miles from Orchards
Since 1989 we have worked with many residential clients on the creation of their new home or the renovation of their existing houses. We enjoy the close working relationships... Read More
Lake Oswego, OR, 97034
19 miles from Orchards
Nordby Design Studio is an award winning design studio offering the full spectrum of architect and interior design services. We provide the needed leadership and experience to... Read More
Portland, OR, 97206
13 miles from Orchards
Fraley and Company is a multidimensional design firm based in Portland OR with projects located throughout the United States. We are client focused problem solvers that specialize... Read More
Portland, OR, 97201-1613
12 miles from Orchards
SunSwallow Design, LLC is a full service design firm specializing in both new and remodeling Residential design projects with a focus on providing client responsive designs with... Read More
Portland, OR, 97229
16 miles from Orchards
MARYELLEN KOWALEWSKI ARCHITECT is interested in producing an ‘architecture of reflection.’ This is defined as an architecture that is based upon the creative process and that... Read More
Portland, OR, 97213
10 miles from Orchards
Buckenmeyer Architecture provides architectural design services for residential remodels, additions, and new construction in the Portland, Oregon area. Read More
Amato Design Inc. (503) 260-1838
Lake Oswego, OR, 97035
20 miles from Orchards
Residential/Commercial Design firm Read More
Tigard, OR, 97223
20 miles from Orchards
New Custom Home Design & Remodeling. We have a simple goal. To create a place where families gather, enjoy each other, and connect. To accomplish this, we listen to you.... Read More
portland, OR, 97209
12 miles from Orchards
Restoration and design of period spaces and modern homes. creating an interior that is in harmony with it's architecture and the homeowner. specializing in surface design,... Read More
Portland, OR, 97214
12 miles from Orchards
Equine Facility Design is a professional design firm specializing in planning, design, and project management for sites and structures used by the horse community and beyond. 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 Washington 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 Orchards, WA 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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