Bend, OR Architects and Building Designers

Is the scope of your home design project beyond simply replacing countertops or flooring? It’s the responsibility of a Bend 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 Bend, OR interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
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Neal Huston & Associates is an architectural firm with over 40 years of practice. The firm has designed a broad... Read More
Deschutes County's Experienced Residential Design Firm
Preedin Design is a full-service drafting and design firm owned by Michael Preedin specializing in residential...
Homeland Design’s specialty service brings together Custom Home Design and Landscape Design featuring two of Bend... Read More
Bend Area Architects Specializing in Custom Green Homes
Nathan Good Architects specializes in the design of custom green architecture that synthesize functionality,...
Pacwest Builders has been a design-build firm in Bend, Oregon for over 15 years. We specialize in custom homes... Read More
Award-winning Architect and AIA/Fellow in Eugene, OR
Val Glitsch achieves innovative, environmentally responsible and cost-effective solutions in all design...
Eric Meglasson is a founding member of PIQUE collaborative, a globally recognized architectural design group... Read More
Bend Custom Home Design Company
We believe that there is no such thing as a typical customer or a typical home. Each client has unique desires...
Karen Smuland Architect specializes in the design of custom homes, remodels and additions. We are committed to... Read More
Award Winning Architecture + Interiors Oregon, Washington, and Hawaii
Guggenheim Architecture + Design Studio is an interdisciplinary design studio that integrates architecture,...
Since 1980, Wright Design Studio has been designing award-winning homes and designs using impeccable construction... Read More
COBA Designer of the Year 2016
Deschutes County's Leading Architectural Design Firm
Since 1980, Wright Design Studio has been designing award-winning homes and designs using impeccable construction...
STUDIO The Architecture Studio of Val Glitsch, FAIA is dedicated to the practice of architecture as a creative... Read More
Deschutes County's Experienced Architectural Design-Build Firm
At Paul Weiner | DesignBuild Collaborative, we specialize in architecture and building. We are landscape,...
Our focus is to enrich the region with thoughtful design, creative planning, and an open, collaborative working... Read More
Bend Architectural Firm - LEED Certified Best of Houzz 2014 & 2015
Neal Huston & Associates is an architectural firm with over 35 years of practice. The firm has designed a broad...
ROZEWSKI & CO., DESIGNERS is a high energy, full service design firm specializing in custom residential design.... Read More
Bend Oregon's Design-Driven Residential Architect | Best of Houzz 2018
Eric Meglasson is a founding member of PIQUE collaborative and specializes in high-end residential projects in...
Tozer Design, llc is an award-winning, progressive design group specializing in custom, sustainable, residential... Read More
Central Oregon's Award Winning Building Designer | Best of Houzz 2018!
We design homes for families like yours. A home you will love and where you’ll feel, well, right at home. Our...
As an integrated team of architects and interior designers, Ascent Architecture & Interiors' residential services... Read More
Established in Bend, Oregon in 1990, Scott Gilbride/Architect Inc. is a residential architectural firm. We have a... Read More
Evolution Home Design has been proudly serving Bend and the Central Oregon area since 1998, taking great pride in... Read More
Thomas Deatherage Architect AIA is a full-service architectural design firm specializing in custom residential... Read More
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Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Bend, OR
Neal Huston & Associates
Architects and Building Designers in Bend, OR
"I have worked with Neal Huston and Associates many times for both commercial and residential projects, as an owner (end consumer) and as a third-party general contractor. NHA's work is timely, relevant, and cognizant of the client's needs and wants. I would highly recommend Neal Huston and Associates for any commercial or residential design."
- Jordy Skovborg
Homeland Design, llc
Architects and Building Designers in Bend, OR
"Homeland Design has designed numerous homes and remodels for my company. Joey is always a pleasure to work with and comes with fresh ideas and a high level of professionalism. He is able to design to a level that is complimentary to the project, which in the end helps us stay on budget."
- kurtreynolds
Pacwest Builders LLC
Architects and Building Designers in Bend, OR
"used for remodel of kitchen a few years ago. friendly, enthusiastic. cleaned up job site as promised. gave input on design. dealt with problems that came up during remodel satisfactorily. quality work. good relationship with subs. would hire again. also build custom homes in the area."
- susanmaasch
Eric Meglasson, Architect
Architects and Building Designers in Bend, OR
"Eric Meglasson Architecture goes beyond the current limits of best practice. Eric finely balances interior and exterior expression to their environment and to the client. To inform his decisions, Eric considers the impact of the sun on the site, orientation, spacial arrangement, window placement, passive design strategies, and daylight access. Beautiful, playful, innovative, light-filled homes that cleverly maximize privacy, frame landscapes, and interconnect spaces define Eric Meglasson Architecture. Eric’s attention, intelligent response, sensitivity to the site and to the occupant, made me feel more like a design partner than a client."
- bendhome1135
Karen Smuland Architect, LLC
Architects and Building Designers in Bend, OR
"Karen did an excellent job in designing our timber frame home. She spent the time to understand our needs and life-style to best create a design we would enjoy for many years. This was Karen's first timber frame, though that wasn't a problem. She learned what was required and enjoyed the challenge. She advised us what works best in this environment, recommended trends used, etc. we enjoyed working with Karen on our home and would recommned her to anyone!"
- 00280abc
Wright Design Studio
Architects and Building Designers in Bend, OR
"We recently completed our dream/retirement home in Central Oregon. While it was not our first new house, it was our first custom home. We were basically at the end of the design process when I realized what we had was simply not matching what we had envisioned. I had communicated poorly. We hired Rick to help us tweak the project and he did that and more. Essentially, he delivered the look and feel we sought, beginning with a beautiful pencil drawing of what he thought we wanted - it is framed and hangs in our house today. He listened - and was the consummate professional. We couldn't be more thrilled with what his work produced."
- Alan Kissell
Val Glitsch, Architect
Architects and Building Designers in Bend, OR
"Val has been the architect for the remodeling projects on three of my homes. She has remodeled existing space and also designed a new addition for one of our homes. From small to large remodels she has been great to work with. Though her personal style falls in the more contemporary range, she has been able to adapt to reflect and retain the original design integrity of our three traditional homes. She is great! (Note the project fee indicated includes construction costs. I don't recall her fee)"
- gcarlberg
HD Architecture, inc.
Architects and Building Designers in Bend, OR
"My husband and I worked with HD Architecture to design and help build our retirement dream home. The project came with some challenges, in that we had a long list of must haves, a limited budget, and we, the homeowners, were 2,200 miles away from the home site for most of the project. I knew after meeting Gary Holbrook for the first time that he was the right architect for our job. In fact, we didn't interview anyone else, because his skill set and demeanor were such a good fit for our project. The residential design process is a great exercise and really makes you think about how you live and what you need and want. And what you think you need but don't. It is imperative that you trust and respect your architect. We were so fortunate to have that relationship with HD Architecture. Gary is a great listener and brings experience and expertise to the project that I know will serve us well as long as we live in our new home. HDA is a full-service firm, meaning Gary will work with you from the start of the design until building completion. That was imperative for us since we were building long-distance. It became evident shortly after construction began that Gary is also very skilled in the field and highly knowledgeable about construction. He also worked well with our builder, helping solve problem issues, while respecting our budget and looking out for our interests. Our new home has been a long-time dream, and, quite simply, we couldn't have realized it without him. I highly recommend the services of HD Architecture, Bend, Oregon."
- terrebonne2014
Rozewski & Co., Designers, LLC
Architects and Building Designers in Bend, OR
"Working with Jim has proved to be a very delightful experience. He saw our vision and got it spot on. This project will take a few years to build, and we haven't broken ground yet, but Jim has what we want on paper and it's beautiful!"
- gladysw53
tozer design, llc
Architects and Building Designers in Bend, OR
"Tozer Design is always a joy to work alongside. As a general contractor it is a pleasure to work with a designer as thoughtful, gifted, and detail oriented as Al Tozer. With a keen eye toward natural light and energy efficient living, Al and his team are consistently able create beautifully though-out living spaces. We eagerly recommend Tozer Design to all of our clients and will continue to do so."
- Copperline Homes
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How do I find the best Bend 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 Oregon 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 Bend 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 Bend, OR 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 Bend, OR 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 Bend 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 Bend, OR on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Bend architects. You may also look through photos of Oregon 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 Redmond, Prineville, Black Butte Ranch, Sunriver and Deschutes River Woods.

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