4,851 Sunnyvale, CA Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Sunnyvale, 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 
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Oakland, CA, 94618
35 miles from Sunnyvale
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
Tailored to each client, we design homes that are timeless in their appeal, improve the quality of life for the inhabitants, and are gentle on the environment.
San Francisco, CA, 94107
34 miles from Sunnyvale
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
Klopf Architecture (415) 287-4225
Klopf Architecture brings the outside in. For more than 13 years, the Klopf team has specialized in designing warm, modern, green, and net-zero energy new homes & remodels.
Arch Studio, Inc. (408) 859-8723
San Jose, CA, 95125
10 miles from Sunnyvale
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
RSS Architecture (650) 802-6865
Our approach to single-family residential architecture is tuned precisely to the clients' goals, whether designing the ultimate home or spec-driven investment property.
San Jose, CA, 95113
9 miles from Sunnyvale
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
Stotler Design Group, Inc. (SDG), is a premier designer of custom homes and estates. SDG has designed over 2000 projects throughout the Silicon Valley and Northern California.
REDWOOD CITY, CA, 94063
13 miles from Sunnyvale
Established in 1988 by principal architect Steve Simpson, AIA, SDG Architecture has completed over 400 projects throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. We pride ourselves on our... Read More
HrH architecture (650) 344-1244
HrH Architecture is a full-service architecture, planning, and interiors firm that is committed to exceptional design and quality for the residential clients in the Bay Area.
San Francisco, CA, 94109
36 miles from Sunnyvale
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
We are a small architecture firm specializing in the creation of honest /imaginative structures fashioned around the needs & desires of the individual client. We pride ourselves on personal attention!
Mill Valley, CA, 94941
46 miles from Sunnyvale
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
Drawn from the uniqueness of each project/client, we create spaces for living that are simple, efficient & timeless. As a small-sized firm, we have the ability to provide hands-on involve.
WA design (510) 883-0868
Berkeley, CA, 94710
38 miles from Sunnyvale
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
Block 16 Architects (512) 916-0041
Our Mission is to collaborate with our clients, surpass their expectations, and create quality design with our experience and ingenuity. We approach each project as both a challenge & an opportunity.
San Francisco, CA, 94110
34 miles from Sunnyvale
John Lum Architecture is an 14-person firm located in a converted laundry machine factory in the Mission District of San Francisco. Established in 1994, we have successfully... Read More
TOPOS represents the quality of where you are, where you come from, where you’re going, and what your hopes are.
Gast Architects (415) 885-2946
San Francisco, 94103
35 miles from Sunnyvale
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
Full service architecture firm specializing in residential design, remodels and additions.
Heydt Designs (415) 847-4707
Sausalito, CA, 94965
43 miles from Sunnyvale
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Home Pro Construction (408) 420-0907
We specialize in residential remodeling and new home construction.
San Francisco, 94110
34 miles from Sunnyvale
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
Urban Chalet Inc. (415) 819-4956
Clients utilize our entire skill set as our services encompass all phases of a project – from design schematic to design development to project oversight, or anywhere in between.
San Francisco, CA, 94133
37 miles from Sunnyvale
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
Topetcher Architecture (415) 359-9997
Topetcher Architecture is a San Francisco architectural firm established in 1988, and has many completed projects throughout the Bay Area.
robert kelly (510) 836-0719
piedmont, CA, 94610
33 miles from Sunnyvale
My foray into architecture started in high school when I decided to expand my family's Santa Barbara home into its large unfinished attic. My parents and neighbors were a little... Read More
Leveraging modernist design and his engineering background, Guy Ayers features structural and environmental systems in his architecture, creating well-designed and efficient homes.
FGY Architects (650) 473-0400
Palo Alto, CA, 94301
9 miles from Sunnyvale
We are a full-service architectural firm for those looking for a higher level of attention and environmental stewardship. Each project is a unique creation made especially for... Read More
California licensed architect, general contractor and real estate broker providing design, build, and real estate services, dedicated to improving our environment and the quality of architecture.
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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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