5,471 Whittier, CA Architects & Designers

Is the scope of your Whittier, 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 
Costa Mesa, CA, US 92626
22 miles from Whittier
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
Fine designs and custom home remodels, additions and new construction by well-known design build firm for over 30 years. Architecture, design and construction all within one company.
Los Angeles, CA, US 90048-343
14 miles from Whittier
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
Cassa Design Concepts is an interior design firm actively involved in residential design projects throughout the Los Angeles County area.
San Clemente, CA, US 92672
45 miles from Whittier
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
Dynasty Developments is a full service design-build company located in Long Beach, CA that has been transforming residences into gorgeous homes since 1984.
Newport Beach, CA, US 92663
26 miles from Whittier
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
Varga Associates (626) 696-1434
We are a small architectural design and consulting firm specializing in residential design, construction and real estate.
Kiyohara Moffitt (323) 227-5647
Los Angeles, CA, US 90031
13 miles from Whittier
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
Susan Sawasy works closely with her Clients to understand their expectations as they relate to their project's design, budget, and deadlines. She works hard to merge her style with the Clients'.
Long Beach, CA, US 90803
17 miles from Whittier
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
Sawasy studio partners architects was formed to create a new flexible collaborative studio of talented architects and designers dedicated to sustainability, personal service and business efficiencies.
Abramson Teiger Architects (310) 838-8998 ext. 202
culver city, CA, US 90232
22 miles from Whittier
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
studio of h + o (323) 413-8302
We are dedicated to the design & support of sustainable healthy environments, while enhancing human, animal, & plant ecologies by example through our projects and education.
Costa Mesa, CA, US 92626
22 miles from Whittier
__________________ BEST OF HOUZZ 2014 "Best of Design" & "Best of Customer Satifaction" __________________ BEST OF HOUZZ 2012 "Best of Design" Grace Blū Designs, Inc.,... Read More
Through our line of services we help you create functional, peaceful places. In fact, our goal is to create a custom look for you, renew the spirit of your space and inspire a love of coming home.
Newport Beach, CA, US 92663
26 miles from Whittier
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
John Newman Design (323) 973-3656
John Newman Design is a full service boutique interior design firm specializing in creating spectacular one-of-a-kind interiors for exclusive private residences.
Narita Architects (310) 316-4803
Southern California Beach Cities, CA, US 90503
21 miles from Whittier
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
amk STUDIO (949) 863-3000
With staff located in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, amk STUDIO is commited to producing designs with integrity, environmental sensitivity, and quality.
Laguna Beach, CA, US 92651
34 miles from Whittier
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
Long Beach, CA, US 90803
17 miles from Whittier
Sennikoff Architects, Inc. is a full service architectural practice licensed in the state of California specializing in Residential Architecture...Custom Homes, Residential... Read More
Laguna Beach, CA, US 92651
34 miles from Whittier
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
Los Angeles, CA, US 90064
23 miles from Whittier
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
Hsu McCullough (310) 663-3320
Los Angeles, CA, US 90066
23 miles from Whittier
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
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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 Whittier, 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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