3,327 Petaluma, CA Architects & Designers

Is the scope of your Petaluma, 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 Francisco, CA, US 94107
36 miles from Petaluma
Mark Brand Architecture's award-winning architecture and interior studio balances high design with practicality, combining understated elegance with elements of drama. Our firm... Read More 
Our architecture enhances the indoor/outdoor California lifestyle guiding each project through interior design and furnishing details and outdoor landscape direction.
Oakland, CA, US 94618
35 miles from Petaluma
Cathy Schwabe Architecture is a solo residential practice whose work is rooted in the special blend of the Craftsman and Modernist, linked with a clear response to site and... Read More 
Zeitgeist sonoma (707) 526-4161
Zeitgeist Sonoma is a boutique architectural and interior design firm specializing in modern residential and commercial spaces grounded in classic design principles applied to contemporary lifestyle.
San Francisco, US 94110
36 miles from Petaluma
Rossington Architecture is an award-winning, full-service architectural firm dedicated to excellence in design and design management. Founded in 1999, the firm's work focuses on... Read More 
We define design as being about placemaking and the craft of building. Design decisions are made through the articulation of ideas that respond to a particular set of parameters.
Mill Valley, CA, US 94941
24 miles from Petaluma
The firm of Mahoney Architects & Interiors is an award-winning group of talented architects designing buildings of significance as well as remodeling projects throughout the San... Read More 
At Sanborn Design Associates, Inc., we know how important your vision is to create the ideal living space that is peaceful, endures time, and ultimately enhances your life.
WA design (510) 883-0868
Berkeley, CA, US 94710
32 miles from Petaluma
WA design is an architecture firm established in 1985 by David Stark Wilson, AIA. Our design philosophy emphasizes the inter-relationship of building and site. Each design begins... Read More 
We are dedicated to bringing the highest level of design & personal attention to every home. Wine Country locals ourselves, we know how to work this region's charm into every home we build/remodel.
San Francisco, CA, US 94109
33 miles from Petaluma
For 30 years House + House Architects have crafted intimate, personal architecture. Through careful analysis, Steven and Cathi House mold each project into a unique, magical and... Read More 
The firm’s design approach is one of creating site sensitive and environmentally responsible structures that are both timeless, innovative, and enduring.
Amy A. Alper (707) 939-9701
Sonoma, CA, US 95476
10 miles from Petaluma
Amy A. Alper, Architect is celebrating the 8th Anniversary of her practice, focusing on custom homes, additions, remodels and custom office interiors. Her current projects... Read More 
FabCab (206) 275-2345
Smaller and smarter: FabCab provides eco-friendly and universally designed homes. We are a licensed architecture firm serving Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. For info call 206-275-2345
San Francisco, CA, US 94110
36 miles from Petaluma
John Lum Architecture is an 10-person firm located in a converted laundry machine factory in the Mission District of San Francisco. Established in 1994, we have successfully... Read More 
ARC Design (707) 888-6475
A nimble and adaptive boutique design company able to take on projects large and small. We specialize in unique homes and destination environments and provide building & interior design services.
San Francisco, CA, US 94133
33 miles from Petaluma
Mark English AIA and his associates at Mark English Architects create beautiful modern architecture, exploring the power of simple forms and spaces specific to place and client... Read More 
Thompson Studio Architects aspires to build a legacy of exemplary projects and happy clients.
robert kelly (510) 836-0719
piedmont, CA, US 94610
37 miles from Petaluma
My foray into architecture started in high school when I decided to expand my family's Santa Barbara home into its large unfinished attic. My parents and neighbors were a little... Read More 
We specialize in net zero energy use design emphasis for residential and commercial additions, remodels and new construction. Adaptive re-use of materials is another one of our specialties.
Mill Valley, CA, US 94941
24 miles from Petaluma
For every location, the design of each home originates from the vision of the client and the spirit of the surrounding site. Founded in 1990 by the principals, Ron Sutton AIA... Read More 
san francisco, CA, US 94107
36 miles from Petaluma
Operating out of a converted warehouse in the Dogpatch/Potrero district of San Francisco, Nick Noyes Architecture has found a prominent place in the architectural community of the... Read More 
Berkeley, CA, US 94710
32 miles from Petaluma
Robert Nebolon Architects (RNA) is an internationally-recognized award-winning architectural design firm located in the San Francisco Bay Area with projects also located in Los... Read More 
Gast Architects (415) 885-2946
San Francisco, US 94103
34 miles from Petaluma
Founded in San Francisco in 1980, Gast Architects is an eleven-person, service-oriented practice specializing in custom residential homes and renovations, including the sensitive... Read More 
San Francisco, CA, US 94110
36 miles from Petaluma
As an Award Winning San Francisco Architect with work in San Francisco and the San Francisco Metro Area, my Focus is on Single Family Residences. I am a Licensed Architect... 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 Petaluma, 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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