Abbotsford, BC Architects and Building Designers

Is the scope of your home design project beyond simply replacing countertops or flooring? It’s the responsibility of an Abbotsford 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 Abbotsford, BC interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
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International design firm, specializing in rustic, luxurious, heavy timber design. Located in Abbotsford,... Read More
Fraser Valley Full Service Building Designer
With many years of industry experience, Brent Wilson and Mark Barlow, started Method Design Group Ltd. with the...
SGDI is an experienced and award-winning design firm; offering complete design or interior design of custom homes... Read More
  • Click to Call(604) 952-4448
  • 38 miles from Abbotsford, 1 project in Abbotsford
Fraser Valley's Award Winning Custom Home Designer- Best of Houzz
Located in the Okanagan Valley we are in a great location for Serving All of British Columbia, Alberta and...
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Fraser Valley's Award-Winning Home Design and Drafting Firm
ProCad Designs is a Home Design and Drafting firm with offices in both Kamloops, B.C. and Abbotsford, B.C. We...
Hello! Welcome to TriiboxStudio, we're passionate about design. We are a boutique architecture & interior... Read More
  • Click to Call(604) 999-1243
  • 27 miles from Abbotsford, 1 project in Abbotsford
Vancouver's Most Innovative Architect and Building Designer
Based on a understanding of architecture, planning and the natural environment JWT Architecture aims to connect...
Fraser Valley's Established Home Design Company
Since starting his own company John has developed a passion for well designed homes suited to clients practical...
Building Design Professional specializing in custom and high end spec home design Read More
  • Click to Call(604) 670-8023
  • Abbotsford, British Columbia, V3G 2Z2, Canada
John Henshaw Architect Inc. is a multidisciplinary, award winning firm with more than 20 years of experience. We... Read More
Greg Robinson is a sole practitioner who enjoys collaborating with others to create meaningful architecture that... Read More
Sustainable...Evocative...Efficient...Distinct! One SEED is a boutique firm based in Vancouver, BC, that is... Read More
Devise Design is a custom residential design firm based in Vancouver, with projects ranging from small... Read More
Ours is a small architectural studio based in North Vancouver, British Columbia providing personalized service in... Read More
We create photo realistic 3D images of your designs. This allows you or your clients to see what the finished... Read More
  • Click to Call(604) 568-0248
  • 42 miles from Abbotsford, 1 project in Abbotsford
K. Henry Design has been providing residential design services to Vancouver and surrounding communities since... Read More
  • Abbotsford, British Columbia, V2S, Canada
LIVING RADIUS Architecture & Interior Design Inc. is a Vancouver architecture and interior design studio. Since... Read More
Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Abbotsford, BC
Streamline Design Ltd. - Kevin Simoes
Architects and Building Designers in Abbotsford, BC
"As a interior designer, I have had the pleasure of working with Kevin on numerous occasions over the past couple of years. I have no hesitation in recommending Kevin to anyone and everyone in need of an Architect. He is extremely passionate about his work, and it can be seen in every one of his projects. With an outgoing personality, he is easily the perfect fit for any client."
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SGDI - Sarah Gallop Design Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in Abbotsford, BC
"Sarah is a consummate professional with a keen eye and shares a unique vision for every space she approaches."
Insideout Design, Etc.
Architects and Building Designers in Abbotsford, BC
"Audrey from InsideOut design was a pleasure to work with. She was very professional and knowledgeable when it came time to design three complete interiors at a townhouse project in Abbotsford. We here at Mountain Peak Developments Ltd. were so thankful to have had here as part of the team on this great projects and we are looking forward to working with her on many more."
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Triibox Studio
Architects and Building Designers in Abbotsford, BC
"Triibox Studio did an amazing job with the interior design of our house. Greg was a pleasure to work with and had a lot of great ideas for our home. He helped us with decisions from lighting, to kitchen design, flooring, doors and just about everything in between. I was particularly impressed with his ability and knack to pick out the colors throughout the house and make it all come together. Our house turned out great and Triibox Studio had a large part in that. Very reasonably priced also."
- harleentakhar
Synthesis Design Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in Abbotsford, BC
"We worked with the team at Synthesis Design and (now 2 1/2 years later) we are (still) thouroughly happy with their work. In fact, we consider them to be part of our family! When we went into this project we knew nothing about design, construction, zoning, or anything... we told them "we're either going to be your best clients or your worst, because we don't know what we don't know"... Well they certainly helped us through it incredibly well! Not only did they do a great job (many of the photos they posted here are of our home), but we had a blast working with them too! Our home is very important to us.. and take note the word... HOME... that's what Synthesis built for us... our family, our values, our lives were worked into this home in so many wonderful ways! I can't say I would ever use them again... because they did such a fantastic job this time around that we are NEVER moving. We love our home and we love Synthesis Design. C, L, K, O, K, B, everyone... you know who I'm talking about! :) !!! Don`t even THINK, hire them straight away!!!"
- pteevan
GM Drafting & Design Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in Abbotsford, BC
"Gm Drafting does all of our work and has done so for the last 10 years. They are professional, innovative in their approach and can really deliver when deadlines loom. We would highly recommend their work to any professional who wants to deliver the best to their customers in commercial or residential design work."
- fwsinvestments
John Henshaw Architect Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in Abbotsford, BC
"John Henshaw Architect is a team of highly professional architects and designers. They will take the extra step and go beyond what is expected of them. In result, projects are always stunning, innovative and timeless. I would highly recommend this firm to anyone who is looking to build a home or improve the interior design of an existing space."
- gogotelugo
Greg Robinson Architect
Architects and Building Designers in Abbotsford, BC
"As a general contractor, I have worked with Greg on two historic restoration projects, and have found him to be knowledgeable, a great listener, and possess a high level of skill in assessing the needs of clients. Wholeheartedly recommended."
- Chuckanut Builders
One SEED Architecture + Interiors
Architects and Building Designers in Abbotsford, BC
"SEED is specialised in custom homes that are sustainable. Allison Holden creates evocative, healthy environments that are in tune with the occupant and site."
- clementinebleue
Devise Design
Architects and Building Designers in Abbotsford, BC
"Amazing company. Kirby made the process of building a new home fun and exciting with no stress. We could not happeier Theresa and Tylar"
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How do I find the best Abbotsford 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 British Columbia subcontractors, which can include the builders, engineers and landscaper. 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 Abbotsford 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. Different architecture firms in Abbotsford, BC provide different services, so the scope of the work can span from pre-design environmental impact studies to selecting furniture and finishes, depending on what your specific needs are.

What sort of process can I expect from a residential architect?

As far as the process goes, the architecture firm or individual 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. There should be plenty of meetings between you and your building designer until you have agreed upon a design that you are completely happy with. Always keep in mind that the designer will have building codes to follow, and likely pre-existing design limitations when dealing with a remodel, so while they might not be able to execute your exact ideas they always have your safety and aesthetics in mind. One of the most important duties of a residential architect is to serve as managers and supervise most aspects of construction, as well as facilitate communication between all other contractors, so you can expect them to be present throughout the entire building process to ensure everything is executed as planned.

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. Residential architects in Abbotsford, BC 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 Abbotsford 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?

Find a home architect in Abbotsford, BC on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Abbotsford architects. You may also look through photos of British Columbia projects to find interior architects and building designers who have worked on a project similar to yours. You can find more architects & building designers in Lindell Beach, Chilliwack, Cultus Lake, Mission and Kelowna.

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