3,935 Somis, CA Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Somis, 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 
Los Angeles, CA, 90048-343
47 miles from Somis
We're making traditional architecture hip with our own modern twist on classic design. Our team of architects and designers work in close collaboration with clients to create a... Read More
Costello Residential Design is a full-service interior design company. We provide excellent customization for a wide range of clients.
Carpinteria, CA, 93013
31 miles from Somis
NMA Architects is located twelve miles south of Santa Barbara in the seaside community of Carpinteria, California. Andy Neumann, Dave Mendro, and Mary Andrulaitis have... Read More
Award winning Architect and Builder of custom residential projects with 30 years experience. Besides new Custom homes, work includes the renovation and remodeling of homes.
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
41 miles from Somis
Understanding and appreciating subtleties of color, proportion, and texture comes from decades of combining architectural training with fine art work. Emphasis on light, space,... Read More
Since founding their eponymous firm in 1985, Dennis Thompson and Susette Naylor have worked with individuals and institutions to design and build hundreds of new and remodeled projects.
Kiyohara Moffitt (323) 227-5647
Los Angeles, CA, 90031
48 miles from Somis
KIYOHARA MOFFITT was founded in 1987 by Ko Kiyohara, AIA and Gina G. Moffitt, AIA, LEED AP, to provide quality architectural design services. Gina Moffitt, the current sole... Read More
I draw inspiration from the natural world & from the diverse designs of cultures around the globe. "I look for the beauty, the essence, & the spirit in things, and then highlight and accentuate that."
Abramson Teiger Architects (310) 838-8998 ext. 202
culver city, CA, 90232
40 miles from Somis
In the heart of downtown Culver City, CA, a team of award winning, dynamic Architects-Thinkers-Designers are making many prestigious clients very happy in their quest for inspired... Read More
Narita Architects (310) 316-4803
Southern California Beach Cities, CA, 90503
49 miles from Somis
Narita Architects is an architecture and urban design firm in Southern California that specializes in custom residential new construction and renovations and in commercial... Read More
Santa Barbara, CA, 93103
40 miles from Somis
Since 1985, architects Dennis Thompson and Susette Naylor have worked with individuals and institutions to design and build hundreds of new and remodeled projects. Our mission is... Read More
Los Angeles, CA, 90064
38 miles from Somis
The partnership of Lewis / Schoeplein Architects was founded on the belief that good design is paramount to a successful project. We strive to produce projects that seamlessly... Read More
Hsu McCullough (310) 663-3320
Los Angeles, CA, 90066
39 miles from Somis
Hsu McCullough is an architecture practice led by principals Peggy Hsu and Chris McCullough. Our goal is to envision and create exceptional places with an esteem for our natural... Read More
Arc Design Group (805) 484-4277
Camarillo, CA, 93010
4 miles from Somis
A full service architectural office since 1992, arc Design Group, Inc. is a team of talented, experienced, and motivated individuals that are dedicated to working hard for the... Read More
Santa Monica, CA, 90405
37 miles from Somis
Design-Build studio specialized in residential renovations. It is the partnership of Interior Designer Gabriella Toro of Cippananda Interior Design and Italian Architect Silvia... Read More
Osborne Architects (310) 477-2855
Los Angeles, 90025
37 miles from Somis
An architect's job is to change the environment; therefore we have a particular responsibility to respect it. At Osborne Architects we focus on site-specific architecture that... Read More
Ojai, CA, 93023
19 miles from Somis
We specialize in creating an overall design concept for your project, drawing building design plans, choosing color and finishes, and completing the project with furnishings. We... Read More
South Pasadena, CA, 91030
50 miles from Somis
For thirty-five years our clients have come to us when they need to enhance already distinctive homes, or when they are ready to design and build a custom home that fulfills their... Read More
Pretty Smart (323) 304-4475
Long Beach, CA, 90814
50 miles from Somis
We believe design is a an enjoyable process of inquiry, discovery and growth. Our projects develop out of a close collaboration between client and consultants and aim to create... 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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