2,313 Seattle Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Seattle 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 
Bainbridge Island, WA, 98110
BEST OF HOUZZ 2012, 2013 and 2014: Seattle Architects Coates Design Architects performs work anywhere in the United States. We have a sterling reputation for offering innovative... Read More
Architectural Design of custom houses, winery tasting rooms, and other commercial projects (train stations too, if you need one)
Seattle, WA, 98103
We are dedicated to providing contemporary design solutions tailored to the unique needs of our clients. Our work incorporates timeless proportion and scale, meticulous... Read More
Our core strengths lie in 4 areas: design; close, personal collaboration with our clients and the project team; and technical expertise to support a predictable and well-executed construction phase.
Seattle, WA, 98119
We are a team of architects devoted to the design of modern, custom, single-family residences. Projects range from new homes and remodels in the greater Seattle area to vacation... Read More
woollen|studio (206) 443-6484
We specialize in contemporary residential design with an emphasis on sustainability, service, and design that works
Paul Moon Design (206) 985-9420
Seattle, WA, 98105
Founded in 2001, Paul Moon Design is an architectural, interior and landscape design firm based in Seattle, Washington Read More
I have over 25 years of experience and founded my Seattle-based architecture practice in 2004. I specialize in residential design both new construction and remodels.
Board and Vellum (206) 707-8895
Seattle, WA, 98112
Board and Vellum is a small and nimble Architecture firm focusing on custom residential, retail, commercial, and multi-family projects. Founded by Jeff Pelletier in early 2011,... Read More
FabCab (206) 275-2345
Best of Houzz 2014 Winner. A full-service architecture firm based in Seattle committed to building eco-friendly homes that are highly accessible for people of all ages.
FINNE Architects (206) 467-2880
Seattle, WA, 98101
BEST OF HOUZZ 2015, 2014 and 2013 Internationally recognized and based in Seattle, we design modern, highly crafted, sustainable custom homes as well as furniture, lighting,... Read More
Single family residential design services, both new custom and remodels. Urban and rural, steep slope and water front, architectural design services include interior design.
Seattle, WA, 98102
Designs Northwest Architects is one of the Pacific Northwests leading residential architecture and planning firms,recognized for its innovative exploration of design. Primarily... Read More
Eric Gedney is known for stunning remodels of craftsman and other century-old homes in Seattle. He embraces the character of your home and the context of your neighborhood.
Seattle, WA, 98107
Shuler Architecture is a Best of Houzz in 2014 and 2015 as well as an award winning residential design firm committed to creating distinctive, highly crafted architecture. Small... Read More
MAY designs (206) 902-7928
Amy creates uplifting environments that are both physically and spiritually nurturing by drawing on her substantial experience and fusing artistic, architectural, and technical knowledge.
Seattle, WA, 98109
ROM architecture studio is known for seamless remodels and additions to vintage homes, adapting them for today's needs while preserving their architectural character. We... Read More
MAKE Design Studio (206) 335-1211
MAKE Design Studio is a full service architecture and design firm. We are passionate about homes and creating spaces that improve your life.
Seattle, WA, 98116
Rhodes Architecture + Light is an award-winning Architect specializing in residential design, planning, and lighting in Seattle, Washington. Rhodes Architecture + Light approaches... Read More
As a focused design studio of creative individuals, we are able to work globally in teams of highly qualified professionals.
Seattle, WA, 98107
Michael Knowles, AIA has 22 years of experience with residential and commercial projects. He believes that good design is a result of balanced simplicity and consistently... Read More
We are a small architectural firm specializing in residential projects of all sizes. We involve the client throughout the design & building process to ensure they understand their home as it evolves.
Seattle, WA, 98127
Studio Zerbey is a Seattle-based full service architecture and interiors design firm specializing in remodels and new residences. We also offer flat fee consultations to assess... Read More
At Bromik, we believe that good relationships are the keystone of your project. Whether we're talking about a dream house or a small kitchen renovation, the relationship always comes first.
Seattle, WA, 98104
BEST OF HOUZZ 2014 for both DESIGN and CLIENT SERVICE! We are a small, award winning architectural practice focused on client service, inspired modern design and environmental... Read More
Patano Studio Architecture produce High-Performance, low energy use buildings for public and private clients. We work in a highly collaborative manner to design projects that are direct responses to t
Seattle, WA, 98107
Known for warm modern design that "plays well with others," DeForest Architects is dedicated to engaging clients in the fun and creativity of the design process. Working closely... Read More
Patricia K. Emmons (206) 634-3381
Patricia Emmons wishes to make every client's heart sing with the spaces created for them. Each project is a carefully detailed reflection of its owners because Pat takes great care to listen.
First Lamp (206) 330-7867
Seattle, WA, 98108
Our journey through life produces a story that can manifest itself in the way we build our surroundings. Our stories are spoken through the details, materials, and volumes of... Read More
4D Architects (425) 576-1414
Barbara Pickens and Ben Mulder started 4D Architects in 1985, and have deliberately kept their firm small to remain closely involved with the projects they take on.
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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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