288 Valley Home, CA Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Valley Home, 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 
Livermore, CA, 94550
48 miles from Valley Home
Licensed architect with experience in residential (custom/production homes, kitchen and bath remodels, additions), commercial tenant improvements and forward planning, including... Read More
miller design (209) 499-8903
Modesto, CA, 95354
14 miles from Valley Home
miller design provides design and drafting services incorporating a very personal and interactive approach to the design process in an effort to create living environments that... Read More
Thom Torvend (209) 526-1616
modesto, CA, 95354
14 miles from Valley Home
Thom Torvend, AIA, CGBP has been designing homes of distinction throughout California and Nevada since 1981. At the heart of each project is the belief that each client, their... Read More
California at Home (209) 848-3729
Oakdale, CA, 95361
6 miles from Valley Home
California at Home is a custom residential design and drafting service. We have been in business for over 30 years providing designs and plans for all types of residential... Read More
Modesto, CA, 95356
11 miles from Valley Home
API is a mid-sized architecture firm practicing in Medical and General Office Buildings, Health Clubs, Retail Buildings, Hotels, Custom Homes, Multi-family and Production Housing,... Read More
Stockton, CA, 95207
26 miles from Valley Home
Architectural & structural design services Read More
Stockton, CA, 95203
24 miles from Valley Home
With over 30 years of experience as an architectural design firm in the Central Valley of California, award-winning DCA has a unique understanding of the needs and challenges of... Read More
Modesto, CA, 95354
14 miles from Valley Home
Robert DeGrasse AIA, L Street Architects is a full-service architectural firm in Modesto, California with expertise in a wide array of building types including commercial,... Read More
Stockton, CA, 95203
24 miles from Valley Home
Christina D. B. Frankel currently works for Derivi Construction & Architecture, Inc. (DCA) as a Principal/Architect-check out DCA's Houzz page! Her specialty is residential... Read More
Design Classics (209) 668-1222
Turlock, CA, 95380
24 miles from Valley Home
Custom Home, Remodel, Addition Plans done in 3-D Design; Residential & Commercial Interior Design Read More
Phoenix Designs (925) 642-0333
Brentwood, CA, 94513
43 miles from Valley Home
Landscape Architect Read More
LDA Partners (209) 943-0405
Stockton, CA, 95204
25 miles from Valley Home
architect Read More
House Plan Hunters (250) 770-3285
Elk Grove, CA, 95758
50 miles from Valley Home
House Plan Hunters is your number one source for house and home plans, garage plans, duplex and multifamily plans and project plans. For over 60 years we have provided quality... Read More
Yoshino-Shaw & Associate (209) 667-2603
Turlock, CA, 95380
24 miles from Valley Home
Yoshino/Shaw & Associates in Turlock, California, and I am glad you came to view our website. Our company was established in 1976, by my father-in-law, Ernie Yoshino. The... Read More
David Henig, Architect (650) 323-1100
Palo, CA, 94302
50 miles from Valley Home
Licensed in California, Nevada, Washington, and Florida. 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 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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