208 San Luis Obispo, CA Architects & Designers

Is the scope of your San Luis Obispo, CA home design project more involved than replacing your kitchen countertops or bathroom flooring? It is the responsibility of home architects to transform human needs and desires into visual concepts and habitable structures. When you hire a home architect, you are not only hiring someone to design and build your home, but you are also hiring the person who will manage all of your budgetary limitations and site constraints, as well as coordinate the relationships of all parties involved in the project. More 
Arroyo Grande, CA, 93420
14 miles from San Luis Obispo
Single & Multi-Residential and Light Commercial Design & Architecture. My goal as an architect is to help you explore, refine, reach, and ultimately exceed, your expectations for... Read More
RRM Design Group (805) 543-1794
Whether you are looking for a large villa or a small beach bungalow, RRM will work with you to design the perfect residence that will fit your needs. Contact us today to discuss your project.
Arroyo Grande, CA, 93420
14 miles from San Luis Obispo
Creative architectural design solutions for new and remodeled homes is our passion. We provide complete design and construction services. Read More
RRM Design Group (805) 543-1794
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401
RRM’s mission is Creating Environments People Enjoy.® Our designs and our culture embody sustainability, collaboration, innovation, and execution. We have an expert team of 90... Read More
MS|Architecture (805) 704-7118
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93405
MS|A, founded in 2011 by Micah D. Smith, AIA, is a small San Luis Obispo-based architecture firm specializing in custom residential and small to medium-sized commercial projects.... Read More
Los Osos, CA, 93402
11 miles from San Luis Obispo
Small, high-level design focused architectural firm that prides itself on service and communication with its clients and community. Our goal is to create places that are special,... Read More
studio b. elements (805) 534-9297
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401
Studio B. Elements is a full service architectural interior design firm located in San Luis Obispo, California. Our philosophy is simple: We create environments for living. ... Read More
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93405
Danciart Architecture is dedicated to the service of the client and the stewardship of the planet. Following a regionalist, site specific approach in the design process; drawing... Read More
Isaman design, Inc. (805) 544-5672
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401
Isaman design strives to attain the highest quality in every design. Specializing in Custom Residential, Isaman design covers the spectrum in design excellence. Bringing over 20... Read More
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401
garcia architecture + design is a multidisciplinary design firm consisting of architects, engineers, land planners, artists, craftsmen, painters, and design instructors.... Read More
CRSA Architecture (805) 544-3380
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401
We are a professional architectural design company on the central coast of California. We have been in business for over 25 years and have designed several award winning projects... Read More
PamDesigns 3D (805) 310-4535
Santa Maria, CA,
27 miles from San Luis Obispo
Unique residential renderings by PamDesigns 3D tell the story of a place that you can relate to! An online service that provides beautifully crafted photo-realistic and artistic... Read More
Studio 2G Architects (805) 594-0771
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401
Dedicated to providing a quality product, Studio2G finds a harmonious balance between a design aesthetic, the client's intentions, the workings of the built world, and an... Read More
Pismo Beach, CA, 93449
9 miles from San Luis Obispo
Our design process involves establishing programmatic requirements, hand drawings, renderings, computer modeling, solar orientation analysis, and electronic construction documents... Read More
Arroyo Grande, 93420
14 miles from San Luis Obispo
Creating real spaces for real people to live and work in Read More
gfh Architecture (805) 466-7674
Atasascadero, CA, 93423
12 miles from San Luis Obispo
gfh Architecture is a Central Coast based architectural design firm providing California with full architectural design and planning services since 1981. Read More
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It is best to hire a house 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. House 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 interior architect you hire. He or she can be the tiebreaking vote between you and the general contractor, and can be your biggest advocate along the way during construction. Depending on the company that you hire, the scope of the work can span from predesign environmental impact studies to selecting furniture and interior finishes.

As far as the process goes, the architecture company that you hire will start with concept drawings and finish with construction drawings and documents. Some firms even design with 3-D 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 be the best interior architect for you. 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 what you would like to do to your San Luis Obispo, CA home and how much 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 a prospective home architect:
  • 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 (3-D, 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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