2,146 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 
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
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
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
Vancouver, BC, V6B2Z4
Serving local and international clientele, Garret Cord Werner has provided professional design services to residential and commercial clients for over a decade. Our design... Read More
Bellevue, WA, 98004
Located in the greater Seattle area, Gelotte Hommas Architecture is a nationally recognized architectural firm that is well-versed in all styles of residential architecture and... Read More
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
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
SEATTLE, WA, 98119
Prentiss Architects is based in Seattle, Washington. Our practice works locally and nationally on new and remodeled residential projects, providing full architectural, interior,... Read More
Seattle, WA, 98115
We design new traditional houses and accessory buildings that are historically convincing, yet well adapted for life today. We also design renovations and seamless additions for... Read More
Seattle, WA, 98121
Balance Associates, Architects works throughout the country on unique, finely crafted, architecture and interiors. Our projects range in scope from small cabins and affordable... Read More
Gig Harbor, WA, 98335
Tamara Rosenbloom Design is a Gig Harbor, WA based interior design firm specializing in high end residential design for clients spanning the West Coast. Allowing form to follow... Read More
Seattle, WA, 98107
DAVID COLEMAN / ARCHITECTURE is known for creating spirited, refined, modern buildings that are timeless, light-filled and evocative of place. Trained in the arts, architecture... Read More
Seattle, WA, 98122
We pride ourselves on our welcoming and open minded personalities because this allows our clients to feel as though they can ask anything. We listen carefully because we wouldn't... Read More
Seattle, WA, 98101
BEST of HOUZZ 2014: We are a boutique Architecture firm located near the Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle. We design modern, high-quality spaces for select, fun projects. ... Read More
Seattle, WA, 98122
Best of Houzz 2013 and 2014. FiveDot Design/Build is a collaborative enterprise dedicated to the art of making. We are architects and builders. We specialize in modern sustainable... Read More
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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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