4,640 Los Angeles Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Los Angeles 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 
Los Angeles, CA, 90048-343
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
Juan Felipe Goldstein Design is a small firm focused on creating spaces that are conducive to peaceful living, environmental consciousness and the fulfillment of happiness and joy.
Long Beach, CA, 90803
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
Whitten Dunn Architects is a full service, design driven architecture practice committed to advancing the project of modern architecture.
Kiyohara Moffitt (323) 227-5647
Los Angeles, CA, 90031
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
Since its inception in 1991 Michael Lee Architects has focused on the design and construction of primarily residential projects throughout the Los Angeles Basin.
Abramson Teiger Architects (310) 838-8998 ext. 202
culver city, CA, 90232
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
MGS architecture is dedicated to excellence in modern residential architecture where innovation, collaboration, technical expertise and creative design are equally important.
Narita Architects (310) 316-4803
Southern California Beach Cities, CA, 90503
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
RCDF Studio (323) 879-9439
Our goal is to create buildings and spaces that, when woven back into their environment, enhance the daily experiences of its inhabitants and of those around it.
Osborne Architects (310) 477-2855
Los Angeles, 90025
An architect's job is to change the environment; therefore we have a particular responsibility to respect it. At Osborne Architects we focus on site-specific architecture that... 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, 90064
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, 90066
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
Every design begins with a site and a circumstance, a culture, a climate, a program. We bring international design experience and personal attention to every project, from concept to completion.
Nott & Associates (626) 403-0844
South Pasadena, CA, 91030
For thirty-five years our clients have come to us when they need to enhance already distinctive homes, or when they are ready to design and build a custom home that fulfills their... 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.
Long Beach, CA, 90803
Sennikoff Architects, Inc. is a full service architectural practice licensed in the state of California specializing in Residential Architecture...Custom Homes, Residential... 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.
Santa Monica, CA, 90405
Design-Build studio specialized in residential renovations. It is the partnership of Interior Designer Gabriella Toro of Cippananda Interior Design and Italian Architect Silvia... Read More
We strive to create a sense of place, not just space. Our high quality designs and expertise will help bring your dreams to reality.
Pretty Smart (323) 304-4475
Long Beach, CA, 90814
We believe design is a an enjoyable process of inquiry, discovery and growth. Our projects develop out of a close collaboration between client and consultants and aim to create... Read More
Pritzkat & Johnson specializes in custom residential Architecture, designing distinguished homes that combine a high level of artistry and functionality.
Ojai, CA, 93023
We specialize in creating an overall design concept for your project, drawing building design plans, choosing color and finishes, and completing the project with furnishings. We... Read More
Pretty Smart (323) 304-4475
Pretty Smart is a full-service & multifaceted design firm with extensive experience in residential, executive & retail environments. Our talented team designs & oversees all aspects of each project.
Altadena, CA, 91001
Robert Frank Design is a full-service interior design firm specializing in kitchen design, bath design and interior design and construction. We work in collaboration with our... Read More
Kingdom Industry (805) 404-1612
Kingdom is a firm comprised of storytellers and visionary innovators working to create transformational experiences that express our clients’ unique brand or personal aesthetic.
Evens Architects (310) 821-1400
Los Angeles, CA, 90066
"Learning from the past does not mean living in the past". Evens Architects is committed to the idea that Mediterranean architecture - whether it be Spanish, Italian, French... Read More
Custom Design & Construction's Design-Build philosophy encompasses every aspect of a home remodeling project. We combine architecture, engineering, interior design, project management, and financing.
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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 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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