23 The Dalles, OR Architects & Designers

Is the scope of your The Dalles, OR 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 
EleisonDesign (503) 278-7047
The Dalles, OR, 97058
At EleisonDesign, all of a project's requirements are resolved into a design solution that shows lasting beauty, quality and functionality. Serving Seattle to Portland and along... Read More
White Salmon, WA, 98672
19 miles from The Dalles
3-D Residential and Light Commercial Design-Drafting-Construction. Read More
gendreau design LLC (541) 386-4294
Hood River, OR, 97031
19 miles from The Dalles
state of OR professional designer, state of WA licensed architect, residential, small commercial - visit our website at www.gendreaudesign.com for references Read More
Hood River, OR, 97031
19 miles from The Dalles
The Dalles, OR, 97058
Hood River Woodworking (541) 399-2736
Odell, OR, 97044
18 miles from The Dalles
We serve Hood River and the Gorge area, providing design and woodworking solutions for builders and home owners. The finest in kitchens, baths, offices, built-ins,... Read More
C Michael Riise Architect (541) 298-1199
1 mile from The Dalles
manifest designs (541) 399-0044
Hood River, OR, 97031
19 miles from The Dalles
Custom Residential + Commercial Design Services Read More
Hood River, OR, 97031
19 miles from The Dalles
Hood River, OR, 97031
19 miles from The Dalles
Custom Home & Site Specific Design Read More
hood river, OR, 97031
19 miles from The Dalles
Residential Building Contractor. Read More
Green Home Design + Build (541) 386-7283
Hood River, OR, 97031
19 miles from The Dalles
Design Structures LLC (541) 298-1075
7 miles from The Dalles
Cascade Locks, OR, 97014
34 miles from The Dalles
Showroom Manager/Designer Read More
Hood River, OR, 97031
19 miles from The Dalles
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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 Oregon 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 The Dalles, OR 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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