4,454 Stinson Beach, CA Architects & Designers

Is the scope of your Stinson Beach, 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 
San Francisco, CA, 94107
17 miles from Stinson Beach
Mark Brand Architecture's award-winning architecture and interior studio balances high design with practicality, combining understated elegance with elements of drama. Our firm... Read More
Kappe+Du Architects creates innovative, forward-thinking design work. Our two design principals, Ron Kappe and Jiane Du have directed a wide range residential projects. We are LEED Accredited.
Oakland, CA, 94618
23 miles from Stinson Beach
Cathy Schwabe Architecture is a solo residential practice whose work is rooted in the special blend of the Craftsman and Modernist, linked with a clear response to site and... Read More
At 361 we collaborate with clients to create warm, modern and sustainable architecture. With a background in construction, we deliver fully integrated projects. Call us for a free consultation!
San Jose, CA, 95113
50 miles from Stinson Beach
Studio S Squared Architecture, Inc. was founded on the belief that client involvement and a positive relationship is the key to a successful project, and we are committed to a... Read More
artificial - construct (415) 609-9706
I am an International Architect with North American and Asian experience . My expertise includes architecture, product design, and furniture.
Mill Valley, CA, 94941
7 miles from Stinson Beach
The firm of Mahoney Architects & Interiors is an award-winning group of talented architects designing buildings of significance as well as remodeling projects throughout the San... Read More
We want to make great buildings for remarkable people. Efficient Design is the careful and intelligent reuse of known information in new and different contexts.
Tiburon, CA, 94920
11 miles from Stinson Beach
Jerry Jacobs Design offers interior design and architectural design services from offices in the San Francisco Bay area. Mr. Jacobs personally oversees each project from... Read More
The firm of Mahoney Architects & Interiors is an award-winning group of talented architects designing buildings of significance as well as modest remodeling projects throughout the Bay Area.
San Francisco, 94110
17 miles from Stinson Beach
Rossington Architecture is an award-winning, full-service architectural firm dedicated to excellence in design and design management. Founded in 1999, the firm's work focuses on... Read More
Wang Architecture (415) 828-2863
Wang Architecture provides a full range of project services, from master and site planning and facilities assessment, through conceptual design to construction documents and administration.
Mill Valley, CA, 94941
7 miles from Stinson Beach
For every location, the design of each home originates from the vision of the client and the spirit of the surrounding site. Founded in 1990 by the principals, Ron Sutton AIA... Read More
etA ARCHITECTURE (415) 255-0700
Working collaboratively with each client, etA creates unique architectural designs that respond to context, function and budget.
WA design (510) 883-0868
Berkeley, CA, 94710
20 miles from Stinson Beach
WA design is an architecture firm established in 1985 by David Stark Wilson, AIA. Our design philosophy emphasizes the inter-relationship of building and site. Each design begins... Read More
DNM Architect (415) 348-8910
DNM Architect is a San Francisco Bay Area residential architect that listens to you! We specialize in energy efficient new homes, additions and remodels that fit your budget and dreams!
San Francisco, CA, 94109
15 miles from Stinson Beach
For 30 years House + House Architects have crafted intimate, personal architecture. Through careful analysis, Steven and Cathi House mold each project into a unique, magical and... Read More
Urrutia Design (415) 332-7777
Urrutia Design has been extensively involved in the design & development business for 15 years, focusing mainly on major renovations.
San Anselmo, CA, 94960
8 miles from Stinson Beach
For almost fifteen years, Annie Lowengart has been inspiring clients with her interior design and renovation consulting - specializing in creating warm, chic, and inviting... Read More
Established in 1984, Richardson Architects is a woman-owned architectural firm providing design and management of residential, commercial, and institutional projects throughout the Bay Area.
Arch Studio, Inc. (408) 859-8723
San Jose, CA, 95125
50 miles from Stinson Beach
Robin McCarthy is a California licensed architect who specializes in residential architecture. My company, Arch Studio, Inc., is a full-service design studio that can help you... Read More
Our firm is committed to working very closely with clients to deliver a project that goes beyond simply meeting their needs.
San Francisco, CA, 94110
17 miles from Stinson Beach
John Lum Architecture is an 10-person firm located in a converted laundry machine factory in the Mission District of San Francisco. Established in 1994, we have successfully... Read More
Verdigris (415) 575-4900
Verdigris is a team of architects focused on bringing order and form to our clients' physical requirements. We strive to provide elegant solutions, efficiently designed and environmentally considered.
Gast Architects (415) 885-2946
San Francisco, 94103
16 miles from Stinson Beach
Founded in San Francisco in 1980, Gast Architects is an eleven-person, service-oriented practice specializing in custom residential homes and renovations, including the sensitive... Read More
Visionary designers and planners of "Heirloom Quality" personalized custom homes, interiors and landscape environments of unsurpassed function, beauty and style.
San Francisco, CA, 94133
15 miles from Stinson Beach
Mark English AIA and his associates at Mark English Architects create beautiful modern architecture, exploring the power of simple forms and spaces specific to place and client... Read More
Charles Debbas established Debbas Architecture in Berkeley California in 1989 quickly carving a niche as an architect whose work is fluid, well proportioned and non-traditional.
Amy A. Alper (707) 939-9701
Sonoma, CA, 95476
29 miles from Stinson Beach
Amy A. Alper, Architect is celebrating the 8th Anniversary of her practice, focusing on custom homes, additions, remodels and custom office interiors. Her current projects... Read More
Residential architectural practice specializing in custom homes, additions, remodels, and kitchens & baths. Contemporary or traditional design.
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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 Stinson Beach, 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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