121 San Ardo, CA Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your San Ardo, 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 
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Corral De Tierra, CA, 93908
50 miles from San Ardo
"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
Los Osos, CA, 93402
49 miles from San Ardo
Owner and sole proprietor, Marcus Ziedses des Plantes, received his Bachelor of Architecture and Environmental Design in 1980 from California Polytechnic State University in San... Read More
Mark Cristofalo & Company (831) 241-4214
Sand City, CA, 93955
50 miles from San Ardo
"if i were asked to say what is at once the most important production of art and the thing we most longed for, i should answer, a beautiful home." - william morris, 19th century... Read More
gfh Architecture (805) 466-7674
Atasascadero, CA, 93423
42 miles from San Ardo
gfh Architecture is a Central Coast based architectural design firm providing California with full architectural design and planning services since 1981. Read More
Jorie Clark Design (831) 236-7685
Carmel Valley, CA, 93924
50 miles from San Ardo
Interior Design Read More
Takikawa Designs (831) 659-1839
Carmel Valley, CA, 93924
50 miles from San Ardo
Residential Design Read More
Frank Hennessy Architect (831) 917-6336
Carmel Valley, CA, 93924
50 miles from San Ardo
Los Osos, CA, 93402
49 miles from San Ardo
We are a Design-Build firm for new homes, remodels and renovations with experience in a wide variety of architectural vernacular. In the area for more than 35 years, we have... Read More
Cindy Hattersley Design (831) 679-2327
CHUALAR, CA, 93925
50 miles from San Ardo
interior design Read More
Seeds in His Garden (831) 484-1804
Salinas, CA, 93908
50 miles from San Ardo
Kenya decorating for children Read More
Norris Designs Etc. (831) 424-2114
Salinas, CA, 93908
50 miles from San Ardo
design, plans and permit expedition for harmonious additions, historically sensitive, contextural remodeling, residential mainly. Read More
Larry Gabriel, Architect (805) 238-9600
Paso Robles, 93446
29 miles from San Ardo
LGA offers hands-on experience on every phase of every project from programming, planning and building design through construction management. Providing creative and functional... Read More
Thomas R Prelle, CKD (831) 422-9900
Salinas, CA, 93901
50 miles from San Ardo
Design, sales and project manager Read More
SAROYAN MASTERBUILDER (831) 901-6800
SAND CITY, CA, 93955
50 miles from San Ardo
We are a Design Build firm consisting of Architects, Builders and Interior Designers creating unique and highly detailed one of a kind residential projects since 1974. Our staff... Read More
Monterey, 93942
27 miles from San Ardo
Full service architecture and planning; focus is primarily residential, resort, small commercial, and religious/retreat 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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