1,373 Watsonville, CA Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Watsonville, 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 
San Jose, CA, 95113
31 miles from Watsonville
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
J D Allen-Young, Architect is a client focused architectural design and consulting service. Projects range from small residential and commercial renovations to consulting on large scale projects.
Arch Studio, Inc. (408) 859-8723
San Jose, CA, 95125
28 miles from Watsonville
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
Design Residential, Inc. provides exceptional design for single family homes of any size, multi-family homes and commercial buildings under a 4000 square foot building footprint.
FGY Architects (650) 473-0400
Palo Alto, CA, 94301
43 miles from Watsonville
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
With over 30 years of experience, owner Marcus Ziedses des Plantes offers high-level, focused architectural designs, guaranteeing exceptional service and communication with his clients and community.
Palo Alto, CA, 94306
41 miles from Watsonville
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
Craycroft Design (831) 427-3048
We work closely with our clients to design custom homes which are carefully planned and personalized to meet their unique needs and desires.
REDWOOD CITY, CA, 94063
47 miles from Watsonville
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
We are a full-service architecture, planning, design and build studio. We offer both traditional architectural design and planning services as well as a unique "turnkey" design/build approach.
Menlo Park, CA, 94025
44 miles from Watsonville
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
Fiorovich Group (831) 212-1745
Architecture and Construction primarily higher end beach home remodels and new homes. We also commercial TI's and new construction. Member of the American Institute of Architects.
anat shmariahu (408) 206-5992
Cupertino, CA, 95014
33 miles from Watsonville
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
Palo Alto, CA, 94306
41 miles from Watsonville
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
Burlingame, CA, 94010
50 miles from Watsonville
Scheinholtz Associates is a design oriented architectural firm established in 1985. Handling primarily residential construction, the firm has a unique ability to work within the... Read More
San Jose, CA, 95112-5881
31 miles from Watsonville
Noel Cross Architect has been creating homes in the Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay Area that their clients love for over two decades. "Shelter for Your Soul" is our... Read More
Los Gatos, CA, 95032
26 miles from Watsonville
J. Kretschmer, Architect is dedicated to realizing the visions and goals of our clients in their built environment through our process of communication, design excellence and... Read More
Palo Alto, CA, 94301
43 miles from Watsonville
Maydan Architects is a full service architecture and interior design firm, specializing in contemporary design. Maydan Architects sets its priority in providing unparalleled... Read More
San Francisco / Burlingame, CA, 94010
50 miles from Watsonville
experts in modernist custom homes as well as remodel of existing mid-century homes and buildings Curt has been practicing architecture for the past 22 years. In that time he... Read More
San Carlos, CA, 94070
50 miles from Watsonville
Stewart Associates has been specializing in high end custom residential design in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 30 years. Our main focus are estates in Hillsborough,... Read More
Studio Schicketanz (831) 622-9000
Carmel, CA, 93921
27 miles from Watsonville
Studio Schicketanz of Carver + Schicketanz Inc. is a full service architecture firm providing a wide range of architectural and interior design services. We specialize in custom... 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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