98 Thurston, OR Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Thurston, OR 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 
STUDIO-E Architecture (541) 359-5513
Eugene, OR, 97405
12 miles from Thurston
Eugene, OR, 97401
15 miles from Thurston
Rowell Brokaw Architects, PC is a 17-person design firm based in Eugene, Oregon with nine licensed architects on staff. Led by John Rowell, AIA and Gregory Brokaw, AIA, the firm... Read More
Alexander Froehich (541) 485-3615
Eugene, OR, 97401
15 miles from Thurston
John Tuttle Design (541) 726-5121
SPRINGFIELD, OR, 97477
14 miles from Thurston
John Tuttle Design is a home design practice, providing design services for new homes, additions and remodeling projects. Read More
Eugene, OR, 97402
16 miles from Thurston
RESIDENTIAL AND SMALL COMMERCIAL DESIGN At our firm, we feel each design project is unique. Depending on the conditions and goals placed on the project by the client and the... Read More
gLAs Architects, LLC (541) 686-2014
Eugene, OR, 97401
15 miles from Thurston
gLAs Architects is a full service architectural design firm specializing in education, commercial, and multi family housing projects. Read More
Richard McConochie (541) 517-4396
Eugene, OR, 97405
12 miles from Thurston
Richard McConochie is an experienced Oregon-based architectural designer with extensive experience designing buildings for K-12 schools and community colleges, commercial... Read More
Eugene, OR, 97405
12 miles from Thurston
Inspired Design for Inspired Living. Owner Operated with 13 years of design experience with Eugene's oldest Architectural firm. 20 years combined experience, (Design &... Read More
Eugene, OR, 97401
15 miles from Thurston
Daniel is an emerging architectural designer in Eugene, Oregon. He has an extensive architectural education, a passion for research that informs his design work, and experience in... Read More
Dustrud Architecture (541) 338-8544
Eugene, OR, 97401
15 miles from Thurston
Specialize in Multifamily and light commercial Architectural Design Read More
Corvallis, OR
50 miles from Thurston
Residential landscape design, sustainable and beautiful. Read More
Sinclair Design Group (503) 351-4541
Happy Valley, OR, 97478
14 miles from Thurston
We specialize in Commercial and HomeInterior Design we realize that managing the construction or renovation of your facility is not part of your normal job description. ... Read More
Britni Jessup (541) 505-0645
Eugene, OR, 97426
4 miles from Thurston
Commercial Interiors, Tenant Improvements and Remodels Read More
Eugene, OR, 97403
13 miles from Thurston
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Marjie MacLaren DESIGN (541) 343-9900
Eugene, OR, 97401
15 miles from Thurston
Residential design and remodeling including interior design. 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 Oregon 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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