173 Richvale, CA Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Richvale, 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 
Design SI (310) 430-8466
Chico, CA, 95973
23 miles from Richvale
Design SI is a creative studio offering design services for unique residences, timeless interiors and sustainable products. Our projects include new residences, additions,... Read More
House Arte (916) 521-3263
Rocklin, CA, 95765
50 miles from Richvale
Vivian Szczepankowski has been creating and illustrating beautiful and innovative homes throughout northern California since 1983. Her intuitive understanding of her clients'... Read More
Larkspur, CA, 95977
33 miles from Richvale
The finest interior design & staging services for homes, hotels, restaurants, office/commercial spaces & creative window displays & merchandising. Consultation & Discovery The... Read More
Grass Valley, CA, 95945
45 miles from Richvale
Solar architecture, green architecture, and sustainable architecture, House plans for sale, SIPs specialist, Small house, micro house, and cabin design. Custom residential... Read More
Chico, CA, 95928
17 miles from Richvale
I am an Architect, registered in the state of California, with over fourteen years of experience in the architecture and construction industries. I create sustainable and... Read More
Chico, CA, 95928
17 miles from Richvale
Residential building design: custom homes, remodels and additions. Read More
Rocklin, CA, 95765
50 miles from Richvale
I am a California licensed architect, general contractor and real estate broker providing design, build, and real estate services, dedicated to improving our environment and the... Read More
FRINGE STUDIO (415) 906-6125
Dutch Flat, CA, 95714
50 miles from Richvale
FRINGESTUDIO is an all-encompassing design firm formed by Stacy Binns and George Bennett in 2008. Not easily fit into a box, they can and do apply their talents and sensibility... Read More
Chico, CA, 95928
17 miles from Richvale
Small full service firm experienced in Residential, Small Commercial, Industrial and School work. Specializing in historic restoration Read More
La Lumiere (408) 387-2432
Hidden Valley Lake, CA, 95467
50 miles from Richvale
Architectural glass, design and manufacturing. Read More
Deer Creek Studio (530) 470-3409
Nevada City,, CA, 95959
44 miles from Richvale
full service architecture and interior design, boutique firm. Read More
Erica Severns Architect (415) 533-5330
Nevada City, CA, 95959
44 miles from Richvale
Residential Architecture Read More
Sandi Neves-Smith Design (530) 673-8101
Yuba City, CA, 95993
26 miles from Richvale
Interior and exterior design Read More
Chico, CA, 95928
17 miles from Richvale
Residential Design Firm Read More
Ahead of the Curve Design (530) 432-1796
Penn Valley, CA, 95946
36 miles from Richvale
Ahead of the Curve Design is the Independent Representative for Timberpeg working from Nevada County, California. With over 16 years experience designing timber frame homes, Ryan... 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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