578 Hawaii Architects & Designers

Is the scope of your Hawaii Metro Area 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 
Kailua, HI, US 96734
Archipelago Hawaii is a dream fulfilled by founder and award-winning designer Tiare Noelani Pinto (CKD, Allied ASID,CGP). Tiare established TCB Island Interiors, Slipcovers, Etc.,... Read More 
Honolulu, HI, US 96814
Interior Design Firm, located in Honolulu, specializing in Island living Read More 
Kelso Architects (808) 262-0006
Kailua, HI, US 96734
It is with much gratitude that we thank our wonderful clients for enabling Kelso Architects to flourish over the past 21 years and allowing us to do what we love. During this... Read More 
Honokaa, HI, US 96727
Specializing in residential, commercial, agricultural and master planning services, PMDA strives to minimize the challenges while maximizing opportunities presented by each site's... Read More 
Lapis Design Partners (808) 545-4000
Honolulu, HI, US 96813-3306
A residential architecture and interior design firm, with the goal of creating joyful living spaces. Read More 
Kailua-Kona, HI, US 96740-1800
Our preference is to provide homes where beauty is derived from an open spatial character rather than the structure being the center of attention. Being available, responding... Read More 
Peter Vincent Architects (808) 524-8255
Honolulu, HI, US 96814
Peter Vincent Architects has steadily grown in size and expertise since its inception in 1992, and is recognized as one of Hawaii's most highly regarded architecture firms. ... Read More 
Lahaina, Maui, HI, US 96761
We create, implement, and manage comprehensive design projects of every scope and size. Every project is an opportunity to innovate and explore new design solutions. Harmony,... Read More 
Honolulu, HI, US 96826
Philip White Architects (PKWA) is a Honolulu-based architecture firm dedicated to innovative and environmentally-conscious, green design. Founded in 1984, the firm has developed a... Read More 
Kula, HI, US 96790
Interior architectural design services, full services from planning to turn-key. Custom residential, hospitality, commercial design, project management. Read More 
HONOLULU, HI, US 96814
Full Service Interior Design Hospitality & Residential Service Hawaii and Beyond 1240 Ala Moana Blvd. Honolulu, HI 96814 Read More 
Honolulu, HI, US 96816
Fujita + Netski Architecture is a Honolulu based architecture and design firm. We offer all aspects of design services; architecture, interior design, and landscape design. Much... Read More 
Wailuku, HI, US 96793
Established in 1990, Nishikawa Architects, Inc. creates architecture with an uncompromising dedication to quality and a commitment to service excellence. We believe that... Read More 
Honolulu, HI, US 96804
Hawaii's premier award winning green or sustainable architecture firm specializing in luxury green / eco and healthy projects. Programs used if appropriate include: LEED, Living... Read More 
GT Design, Inc. (808) 334-3302
Kailua-Kona, HI, US 96740
Designer of tropical hawaiian homes. GT Design, Inc. works as the design wing of the design/build firm of GM Construction, Inc. Our primary focus is to design projects for... 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 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. Here are some related professionals and vendors to complement the work of architects & designers: Interior Designers & Decorators, General Contractors, Home Builders, Design-Build Firms, Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers.

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 Hawaii Metro Area 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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