912 Salinas, CA Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Salinas, 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 
Arch Studio, Inc. (408) 859-8723
San Jose, CA, 95125
45 miles from Salinas
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
Ike Kligerman Barkley's architecture and interior departments work throughout history and across styles, always seeking to enhance life through design.
San Jose, CA, 95113
48 miles from Salinas
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
With over 30 years of experience, owner Marcus Ziedses des Plantes offers high-level, focused architectural designs, guaranteeing exceptional service and communication with his clients and community.
anat shmariahu (408) 206-5992
Cupertino, CA, 95014
50 miles from Salinas
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
Huyck Architects (831) 685-1206
Huyck Architects, founded by a father-daughter team, combine their passion for architecture with structural integrity.
San Jose, CA, 95112-5881
48 miles from Salinas
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
Architecture and Construction primarily higher end beach home remodels and new homes. We also commercial TI's and new construction. Member of the American Institute of Architects.
Sunnyvale, CA, 94087
50 miles from Salinas
Commercial and Residential Interior Design with a sustainable purpose Read More
STERLING-HUDDLESON ARCHITECTURE is a diverse design firm dedicated to thoughtfully executed design solutions that inspire and enlighten people’s personal and professional lives.
Duxbury Architects (650) 917-3840
Los Altos, CA, 94022
50 miles from Salinas
Established in 1985, Duxbury Architects is a small architecture firm based in Los Altos that currently focuses on high quality, custom residential projects. The firm... Read More
DYAR Architecture (831) 915-5602
DYAR Architecture is a full-service architecture practice based in Carmel, California. We see our work as the committed search for the maximum, inherent potential of each project.
Studio Schicketanz (831) 622-9000
Carmel, CA, 93921
18 miles from Salinas
Studio Schicketanz is a full service architecture firm providing a wide range of architectural and interior design services. We specialize in custom building design, green, LEED... Read More
Understanding and appreciating subtleties of color, proportion, and texture comes from decades of combining architectural training with fine art work.
Design Discoveries (650) 996-3489
Los Altos, CA, 94022
50 miles from Salinas
I am a Residential Building Designer specializing in Remodels and Custom Homes on the SF peninsula primarily within Los Altos, Palo Alto and Menlo Park area. Read More
Carmel, CA, 93923
17 miles from Salinas
STERLING-HUDDLESON ARCHITECTURE is a diverse design firm dedicated to thoughtfully executed design solutions that inspire and enlighten people’s personal and professional lives. Read More
Los Gatos, CA, 95032
43 miles from Salinas
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
Carmel, CA, 93923
17 miles from Salinas
Custom architectural design, residential architecture, sports facilities, landscape architecture, commercial architecture. Read More
Los Gatos, CA, 95030
43 miles from Salinas
Rockwood Design Associates is a full service Architectural and Interior Design firm. We offer services for New construction, Remodeling, Interior Design and Landscape Design. ... Read More
Los Altos, CA, 94022
50 miles from Salinas
M•DESIGNS ARCHITECTS is an award-winning, Los Altos, CA based architectural, planning and interior design firm specializing in residential design. In addition, the Principals,... Read More
Corral De Tierra, CA, 93908
6 miles from Salinas
"Dan and his talented team create extraordinary custom environments, meticulously detailed and executed". Dan Curran Architecture, A.I.A. is a full service... Read More
Campbell, CA, 95008
45 miles from Salinas
Orchard Home Design is one of the most trusted names in remodel and custom home design in the Bay Area. We specialize in residential design and have completed hundreds of projects... 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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