2,358 Tracy, CA Architects & Designers

Is the scope of your Tracy, 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 
Oakland, CA, US 94618
46 miles from Tracy
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
San Jose, CA, US 95113
38 miles from Tracy
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
Arch Studio, Inc. (408) 859-8723
San Jose, CA, US 95125
40 miles from Tracy
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
WA design (510) 883-0868
Berkeley, CA, US 94710
49 miles from Tracy
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
robert kelly (510) 836-0719
piedmont, CA, US 94610
45 miles from Tracy
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
FGY Architects (650) 473-0400
Palo Alto, CA, US 94301
45 miles from Tracy
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
Berkeley, CA, US 94710
49 miles from Tracy
Robert Nebolon Architects (RNA) is an internationally-recognized award-winning architectural design firm located in the San Francisco Bay Area with projects also located in Los... Read More
Palo Alto, CA, US 94306
45 miles from Tracy
For the third year in a row, Tali Hardonag has been awarded 'Best of Houzz' for remodeling and customer satisfaction. Tali Hardonag Architect is a solo residential practice... Read More
REDWOOD CITY, CA, US 94063
47 miles from Tracy
Established in 1988 by principal architect Steve Simpson, AIA, SDG Architects has completed over 400 projects throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. We pride ourselves on our... Read More
Menlo Park, CA, US 94025
47 miles from Tracy
Established in 1994, Ana Williamson Architect is an award-winning firm focused on design driven projects primarily in the residential market. At AWA each project is client and... Read More
anat shmariahu (408) 206-5992
Cupertino, CA, US 95014
45 miles from Tracy
ANAV DESIGN is a Residential Building Design Studio of new houses and remodeling as well as Interior Design, owned by Anat Shmariahu and located at Cupertino, Bay Area, California... Read More
Berkeley, CA, US 94710
49 miles from Tracy
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Koch Architects, Inc. partners with residential and commercial clients to realize urban, metropolitan and rural projects that enhance and... Read More
Palo Alto, CA, US 94306
45 miles from Tracy
Personal Design :: Inside and Out At Ogawa Fisher Architects, our goal is to create a beautiful environment that is the perfect fit for you. We start every project by... Read More
Emeryville, CA, US 94608
48 miles from Tracy
John Malick and Associates is an architectural and design firm that specializes in the creation of historically inspired residences. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, our... Read More
Oakland, US 94609
47 miles from Tracy
Wm. F. Holland/Architect brings over 30 years of experience to his thriving architectural design practice. The thread that runs continuously through these years is the... Read More
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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 Tracy, 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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