1,202 San Diego Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your San Diego 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 
La Jolla, CA, 92037
m.a.p. interiors offers a wide range of interior design services throughout Southern California. m.a.p. stands for modern, artistic, playful. We believe that interior design is an... Read More
We specialize in unique designs of single family dwellings, condo/town homes and mixed use projects. We incorporate the latest in Sustainable and Environmentally Friendly techniques and materials.
Coronado, CA, 92118
Christian Rice Architects is a nationally recognized architectural practice based in Coronado, California. Our portfolio of work includes a wide range of public and private... Read More
AlphaStudio Design Group (760) 431-2444 ext. 307
AlphaStudio Design Group is a full service architectural firm located in Carlsbad, California. Contact us for more information about our work or to schedule a consultation.
La Jolla, CA, 92037
Sanctuary Architects excels in creating extraordinary homes of consistent design quality and diverse styles. Honored with 8 Home of the Year awards, we are committed to creating... Read More
Point of Departure (619) 294-2500
We believe that good design can enhance everyone's experience and bring together the community it inhabits.
San Diego, CA, 92065
Upon the very first meeting, Marlene will put you at ease with her authenticity, easy demeanor and knowledge of her industry. Listening to clients and delivering way beyond their... Read More
One World Architecture is an architecture firm dedicated to socially and environmentally responsible design.
San Diego, CA, 92117
Silva Studios Architecture creates place as a direct reflection of you and your site. Award winning architect, Mark Silva makes your project a fusion of your dreams, the... Read More
We design buildings that relate to the sun, welcome the natural environment, and integrate with the landscape
Smith Brothers (858) 350-1445
Solana Beach, CA, 92075
Smith Brothers Construction, Inc., provides architecture, construction and interior design for custom homes in California and Hawaii. Since 1978, we are known for producing... Read More
Ideal Design Systems, Inc. is one of San Diego’s premier Architectural Firms. We are an affordable San Diego architect that most homeowners could easily include in their project planning!
La Jolla, CA, 92037
Marengo Morton Architects treats a property as a sculpture with its own unique composition of function and form, shape and style; a structure composed by the client's needs,... Read More
Nina is able to provide a well-orchestrated execution of perspective, through a team of expert’s, craftsmen and trades gleaned through years of professional interaction.
Encinitas, CA, 92024
Architecture / Planning / residential / commercial, tropical architecture, contemporary design, Indoor/ Outdoor Read More
Coastal specialist in custom residential, commercial, multi-family & hospitality. Marengo Morton Architects treats a property as a sculpture with its own unique composition of function, shape & style.
San Diego, CA, 92103
Founded in 2003, Nakhshab Development & Design (NDD) is an internationally renowned design-build firm located in San Diego, California. NDD is committed to designing and building... Read More
Full service small interior design firm . . . residential, commercial and hospitality projects have been our primary focus. Most projects from the ground up and very custom. Established in 1987.
AlphaStudio Design Group (760) 431-2444 ext. 307
Carlsbad, CA, 92009
AlphaStudio Design Group is an award winning full service architectural firm located in Carlsbad, California. By fully committing the knowledge and experience of both... Read More
DZN Partners (760) 753-2464
DZN Partners founding principle considers the relationship between client and Architect as a partnership in design. DZN is an abbreviated form of the word design.
KW Designs (858) 703-7424
Solana Beach, CA, 92075
My goal is to develop functional and innovative designs for the home or business that support sustainability and inspire my clients, while reflecting their own style. Read More
Smith Brothers (858) 350-1445
We believe that great architecture begins with great relationships with our clients. As architects, builders, & interior designers, we are able to see a project through from beginning to end.
La Jolla, CA, 92037
Interior Design firm- residential projects and remodels. Children's spaces.Custom designed area rugs furniture and accessories/art. Read More
Our abiding philosophy and hallmark of the award-winning practice, South Coast Architects is to create beautiful, luxury residences while nurturing a close relationship with each and every client.
La Jolla, CA, 92037
Celebrating 25 Years of Business Excellence! Architect Mark D. Lyon, Inc. is a full service Architectural & Planning firm offering expertise in the following areas of... Read More
Evolv Design (619) 823-6265
Evolv Design is a full-service architectural firm and is thoroughly versed in all facets of residential, club, resort and commercial projects.
Architects Magnus (619) 293-7240
San Diego, CA, 92103
Architects Magnus is a California based architecture practice with projects throughout the West. We believe in regional architecture that takes a common-sense approach to... Read More
Located in Coronado, CA Kevin Rugee Architect, Inc. provides complete architectural design and planning services for new construction, expansion and renovation projects.
San Diego, CA, 91902
MasterWork Definitive specializes in the design, preparation of construction documents, and the execution of always unique, and sometimes opulent residences. Following the Master... Read More
Principle, Robert Sinclair believes that the business of architecture is all about the process in creating a home for his clients.
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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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