155 San Lucas, CA Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your San Lucas, 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 
Frank Hennessy Architect (831) 917-6336
Carmel Valley, CA, 93924
47 miles from San Lucas
Jorie Clark Design (831) 236-7685
Carmel Valley, CA, 93924
47 miles from San Lucas
Interior Design Read More
Cindy Hattersley Design (831) 679-2327
CHUALAR, CA, 93925
40 miles from San Lucas
interior design Read More
lyondesign (831) 601-4718
Carmel, CA, 93923
50 miles from San Lucas
Design/Build Services Read More
Monterey Design Inc. (831) 392-7788
Monterey, CA, 93940
50 miles from San Lucas
Building Design Read More
Norris Designs Etc. (831) 424-2114
Salinas, CA, 93908
49 miles from San Lucas
design, plans and permit expedition for harmonious additions, historically sensitive, contextural remodeling, residential mainly. Read More
Carmel by the Sea, CA, 93921
50 miles from San Lucas
Residential Architecture Read More
Huboi Architecture (831) 636-0949
Hollister, CA, 95023
50 miles from San Lucas
Monterey, CA, 93940
50 miles from San Lucas
The firm of Dennis Hodgin AIA Architects, Architecture and Planning, was established in Monterey in 1976 and specializes in commercial, residential and medical planning and design... Read More
Monterey, 93942
17 miles from San Lucas
Full service architecture and planning; focus is primarily residential, resort, small commercial, and religious/retreat projects Read More
Ellis Architecture (831) 818-6993
Monterey, CA, 93942
17 miles from San Lucas
Commercial and residential architecture firm Read More
Larry Gabriel Architect (805) 238-9611
Paso Robles, CA, 93446
39 miles from San Lucas
Larry Gabriel Architect Paso Robles Office 1111 Riverside Ste 102 Paso Robles CA, 93446 Read More
Beebee Design (805) 591-0060
Pa, CA, 93446
39 miles from San Lucas
interior design consultant 30+ years. Strong commercial design background in hospitality and civic projects. Now that I live in Paso Robles, more residential design. Read More
Salinas, CA, 93905
50 miles from San Lucas
A Professional Commercial interior architecture and residential design, remodeling, renovation and additions practice since 1985. The principal, Involved in architecture since... Read More
Thomas R Prelle, CKD (831) 422-9900
Salinas, CA, 93901
50 miles from San Lucas
Design, sales and project manager 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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