72 Shafter, CA Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Shafter, 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 
Absolute Design (559) 684-8888
Tulare, CA, 93274
49 miles from Shafter
Custom Home designer for the Tulare, Visalia, Fresno, Hanford area. Why not make your home or project, a one-of-a-kind? Architecture is art, my goal is to create a design that... Read More
Bakersfield, CA, 93313
19 miles from Shafter
Architectural Visualization Specialists Read More
A2 Designs LLC (559) 359-8789
Porterville, CA, 93257
42 miles from Shafter
Our Mission is to serve our clients' needs and create a positive sustainable impression on the built environment and the people whose lives we are constantly touching through our... Read More
Tehachpi, CA, 93561
50 miles from Shafter
Sustainable Designer, off the grid specialist Read More
Pasquini engineering (661) 328-9600
Bakersfield, CA, 93304
18 miles from Shafter
Engineering & design firm with over 4000 residential projects completed Read More
Visalia, CA, 93292
49 miles from Shafter
Promoting FEASIBLE DESIGN for everyone, FUNCTIONAL SPACE PLANNING for less stress in the home and office, FOCUS ON REPURPOSE to recycle and reuse Read More
santa barbara, CA, 93561
50 miles from Shafter
Inland Architects (661) 321-3440
Bakersfield, Ca, CA, 93301
17 miles from Shafter
architecture office Read More
Bakersfield, CA, 93306
21 miles from Shafter
Architecture - Interiors - Photography Read More
Theresa's Interiors (661) 742-6022
Bakersfield, CA, 93314
10 miles from Shafter
Designing home environments to enhance the quality of life. Advanced design techniques that nurture, heal and capture individual needs in personal space. Read More
Architecural Supplements (661) 746-4644
CA, 93263
H W E & MECHANICAL (661) 746-5400
CA, 93263
Bakersfield, CA,
17 miles from Shafter
Earth-Friendly Interior Design. Read More
bakersfield, CA, 93308
14 miles from Shafter
Landscape design Read More
Thomas Jannino Design (661) 205-6033
Bakersfield, CA, 93301
17 miles from Shafter
Residential architecture and space planning 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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