5,615 Rancho Santa Margarita, CA Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Rancho Santa Margarita, 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 
Costa Mesa, CA, 92626
18 miles from Rancho Santa Margarita
Brandon Architects, Inc. is a boutique full-service architectural design firm specializing in custom residential, multi-family, commercial, and hospitality building types. Our... Read More
Years of experience in Architecture and Construction complement our mission of creating unique spaces that are decidedly different because they reflect individual identity.
Los Angeles, CA, 90048-343
47 miles from Rancho Santa Margarita
We're making traditional architecture hip with our own modern twist on classic design. Our team of architects and designers work in close collaboration with clients to create a... Read More
We are a boutique design firm specializing in high-end residential. We strive to create buildings that remain timeless, have a positive effect on people’s lives and offer a comfortable place to live.
San Clemente, CA, 92672
15 miles from Rancho Santa Margarita
James Glover Residential & Interior Design works with clients to realize their dreams and enhance their surroundings by designing environments and living spaces that create a... Read More
geoffsumichdesign (949) 496-8991
My approach to architecture is based on the concept of "romantic modernism" where I reference & incorporate elements of the past while celebrating the simplicity and minimalism of modern architecture
Newport Beach, CA, 92663
19 miles from Rancho Santa Margarita
Sinclair Associates Architects with offices in Los Angeles and Newport Beach provides full scope architectural services from San Francisco to Cabo San Lucas. Principal, Robert... Read More
Steven Phillips Architect (949) 768-7244
Whether your vision of the perfect home is a tropical oasis, an Italian villa, or an exotic Mediterranean retreat, Phillips has the design experience and creativity to make your vision a reality.
Long Beach, CA, 90803
32 miles from Rancho Santa Margarita
Jeannette Architects is a full service custom residential architecture firm. We are committed to designing you a home that fits your style, is sensitive to the environment and... Read More
The firm’s continued recognition comes from dedication to innovative and creative design solutions that work, inspire and fulfill the needs of each client.
Kiyohara Moffitt (323) 227-5647
Los Angeles, CA, 90031
47 miles from Rancho Santa Margarita
KIYOHARA MOFFITT was founded in 1987 by Ko Kiyohara, AIA and Gina G. Moffitt, AIA, LEED AP, to provide quality architectural design services. Gina Moffitt, the current sole... Read More
Architects BP Associates (858) 592-4710
Architects BP Associates is an award winning full service Architectural firm located in San Diego, California.
Abramson Teiger Architects (310) 838-8998 ext. 202
culver city, CA, 90232
50 miles from Rancho Santa Margarita
In the heart of downtown Culver City, CA, a team of award winning, dynamic Architects-Thinkers-Designers are making many prestigious clients very happy in their quest for inspired... Read More
ZenArchitect.com (949) 235-4847
For 30 years, the commitment of Zen Architects has been to provide comprehensive, all-inclusive design services in a cost-effective, personal and responsible manner. Try our “ZEN-simple approach.”
Newport Beach, CA, 92663
19 miles from Rancho Santa Margarita
Eric Aust Architect brings 19 years of architectural experience in all aspects of design. Whether your project is a one room addition, a custom residence or a ground up... Read More
With over thirty years of local and national architectural experience, we provide skillful design and management of residential projects both renovation and new construction.
Narita Architects (310) 316-4803
Southern California Beach Cities, CA, 90503
46 miles from Rancho Santa Margarita
Narita Architects is an architecture and urban design firm in Southern California that specializes in custom residential new construction and renovations and in commercial... Read More
We offer a complete residential design service. Our services range from building design to interior design. We are licensed contractors and have the ability to build select projects.
Aria Design Inc (949) 376-5996
Laguna Beach, CA, 92651
13 miles from Rancho Santa Margarita
The firm has defined itself through a series of high profile residential and commercial projects along the Southern California coastline, documented in many publications at... Read More
McRae Lambert & Dunn is known for its' innovative, approachable environments that are a stylish reflection of their clients' discerning tastes and lifestyles.
Laguna Beach, CA, 92651
13 miles from Rancho Santa Margarita
Anders Lasater Architects is an multi-award winning architectural studio specializing in custom homes and other boutique projects. Our work reaches across coastal Orange... Read More
Costa Mesa, CA, 92626
18 miles from Rancho Santa Margarita
BEST OF HOUZZ 2014 "Best of Design" & "Best of Customer Satisfaction" BEST OF HOUZZ 2012 "Best of Design" Grace Blu Designs, Inc., an award-winning boutique firm,... Read More
Santa Ana, CA, 92677
11 miles from Rancho Santa Margarita
Residential design firm with emphasis on Custom Residential projects in the South Orange County area. Read More
Horst Architects (949) 494-9569
Laguna Beach, CA, 92651
13 miles from Rancho Santa Margarita
"By fusing logic with imagination, truth with discovery, we bring transcendent environments to real-world situations." Horst Architects produces contemporary designs that... Read More
Laguna Beach, CA, 92651
13 miles from Rancho Santa Margarita
Brittney Fischbeck is the owner of abodwell, the foremost interior design firm for minimalist design in Orange County, CA. Serving clients that want exceptional surroundings in... 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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