5,446 Torrance, CA Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Torrance, 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 
Costa Mesa, CA, 92626
28 miles from Torrance
Brandon Architects, Inc. is a boutique full-service architectural design firm specializing in custom residential, multi-family, commercial, and hospitality building types. Our... Read More
Buchmann Design (310) 896-8331
We provide high quality services for residential and commercial projects.
Los Angeles, CA, 90048-343
16 miles from Torrance
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
Freund Studio (424) 229-2078
Your needs, desire a solution that functions and inspires, as well as fitting your budget.
San Clemente, CA, 92672
50 miles from Torrance
James Glover Residential & Interior Design works with clients to realize their dreams and enhance their surroundings by designing environments and living spaces that create a... Read More
DIGBAR interiors & architecture is a collaborative design studio that creates cohesively crafted environments from inside to outside.
Newport Beach, CA, 92663
28 miles from Torrance
Sinclair Associates Architects with offices in Los Angeles and Newport Beach provides full scope architectural services from San Francisco to Cabo San Lucas. Principle, Robert... Read More
Conceptualizing your idea of home through clean, warm, artful design. Integrating thoughtful architectural elements to create flow, continuity and a pleasing aesthetic.
Long Beach, CA, 90803
13 miles from Torrance
Jeannette Architects is a full service custom residential architecture firm. We are committed to designing you a home that fits your style, is sensitive to the environment and... Read More
We strive to create a sense of place, not just space. Our high quality designs and expertise will help bring your dreams to reality.
Kiyohara Moffitt (323) 227-5647
Los Angeles, CA, 90031
19 miles from Torrance
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
Jeannette Architects is a full service custom residential architecture firm. We are committed to designing a home that fits your style, is sensitive to the environment and will stand the test of time.
Narita Architects (310) 316-4803
Southern California Beach Cities, CA, 90503
1 mile from Torrance
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
Whitten Dunn Architects is a full service, design driven architecture practice committed to advancing the project of modern architecture.
Abramson Teiger Architects (310) 838-8998 ext. 202
culver city, CA, 90232
13 miles from Torrance
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
Pretty Smart (323) 304-4475
Pretty Smart is a full-service & multifaceted design firm with extensive experience in residential, executive & retail environments. Our talented team designs & oversees all aspects of each project.
Newport Beach, CA, 92663
28 miles from Torrance
Eric Aust Architect brings 19 years of architectural experience in all aspects of design. Whether your project is a one room addition, a custom residence or a ground up... Read More
Pritzkat & Johnson specializes in custom residential Architecture, designing distinguished homes that combine a high level of artistry and functionality.
Costa Mesa, CA, 92626
28 miles from Torrance
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Since its inception in 1991 Michael Lee Architects has focused on the design and construction of primarily residential projects throughout the Los Angeles Basin.
Laguna Beach, CA, 92651
38 miles from Torrance
Anders Lasater Architects is an award winning architectural studio specializing in custom homes and other boutique projects. Our work reaches across coastal Orange County into... Read More
Narita Architects (310) 316-4803
Narita Architects is an architecture and urban design firm in Southern California that specializes in custom residential new construction.
Hsu McCullough (310) 663-3320
Los Angeles, CA, 90066
13 miles from Torrance
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
Unique design approach allows you to see your future home before committing to investing. Installation replicates the approved design abiding to the “What I See Is What I Get" paradigm.
Laguna Beach, CA, 92651
38 miles from Torrance
Brittney Fischbeck is the owner of abodwell, the foremost interior design firm for minimalist design in Orange County, CA. Serving clients that want exceptional surroundings in... Read More
Custom Design & Construction's Design-Build philosophy encompasses every aspect of a home remodeling project. We combine architecture, engineering, interior design, project management, and financing.
Los Angeles, CA, 90064
15 miles from Torrance
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
Osborne Architects (310) 477-2855
At Osborne Architects we focus on site-specific architecture that seeks to minimize environmental impact and bring our clients health, comfort, beauty and harmony.
Long Beach, CA, 90803
13 miles from Torrance
Sennikoff Architects, Inc. is a full service architectural practice licensed in the state of California specializing in Residential Architecture...Custom Homes, Residential... Read More
We approach every site from its own unique perspective and strive to incorporate our client's vision, resulting in elegant design solutions that exceed expectations
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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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