Glendale, CA Architects and Building Designers

Is the scope of your home design project beyond simply replacing countertops or flooring? It’s the responsibility of a Glendale 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 Glendale, CA interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
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We are renovation specialists and provide full service design for residential remodels, building additions and... Read More
  • Click to Call(626) 484-2161
  • 7 miles from Glendale, 2 projects in Glendale
Burbank & Glendale's Unparalleled Detail Oriented Architecture Firm
Pogany Architecture likes to take on the unusual projects. The steep sites, the surgical renovations where a...
BiLDEN Corp., located in Pasadena, California, is an architecture and construction management firm established by... Read More
  • Click to Call(626) 873-7487
  • 6 miles from Glendale, 1 project in Glendale
Los Angeles Award Winning Architectural Firm
Our goals are to design sustainable, efficient solutions functionally & aesthetically in conformance with the...
Specializing in residential design including custom additions and complete remodels for single family residences.... Read More
  • Click to Call(818) 352-9555
  • 8 miles from Glendale, 2 projects in Glendale
Local Glendale and Burbank Architectural Firm
Fine designs and custom home remodels, additions and new construction by well-known design build firm for over 30...
NS Designs is an innovative design firm that specializes in an array of interior design and spatial planning... Read More
  • Click to Call(626) 491-9411
  • 8 miles from Glendale, 1 project in Glendale
Glendale/Burbank Premier Architect- Best of Houzz 2015-2018
Spazio LA provides design & management services that encompass the architectural and engineering planning stages.
Matteo Designs interiors are well suited to the urban lifestyle that has become so intrinsic to the Interior... Read More
La Canada's Unique Building Design Expert
As a full-service design & build consulting firm, we work with you from conception to completion, enhancing...
We are a full-service Environmental Design firm, specializing in distinctive, singular expressions for the... Read More
  • Click to Call(323) 363-5939
  • 8 miles from Glendale, 1 project in Glendale
Burbank & Glendale's Premier Architect & Design Firm
We strive to create a sense of place, not just space. Our high quality designs and expertise will help bring your...
William Guidero Design provides custom full-service home design and planning with 30+ years of design experience.... Read More
Glendale's Comprehensive Architectural Design Firm 3X Best of Houzz
While SGS goals is to always strive to achieve the greatest returns to each projects, the SGS team focuses on...
Peters Architecture is a collaborative design firm providing uniquely crafted solutions to our clients one at a... Read More
Burbank & Glendale Premier Architect Best of Houzz 2014 & 2016
With staff located in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, amk STUDIO is commited to producing designs with...
Burdge & Associates Architects, Inc. (BAA) is an international architectural, planning and consulting firm based... Read More
Erika Winters has more than 25 years of experience as an Interior Designer. The style that marks his office... Read More
  • Click to Call(310) 855-2767
  • 29 miles from Glendale, 1 project in Glendale
Established in 2009, amk STUDIO is a full service architecture and planning firm that was formed with the goal... Read More
  • Click to Call(949) 627-8643
  • 42 miles from Glendale, 1 project in Glendale
WORD is driven by a commitment to creative problem solving through design. A thorough and clear understanding of... Read More
  • Click to Call(310) 463-7137
  • 13 miles from Glendale, 1 project in Glendale
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MYD studio is a Southern California based small architecture firm that values an integrated, client-focused... Read More
Interior Design to whole home remodels, real estate sales and leasing, home staging Read More
  • Click to Call(323) 591-1031
  • 8 miles from Glendale, 1 project in Glendale
Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Glendale, CA
Wendy Wilson & Associates
Architects and Building Designers in Glendale, CA
"Wendy Wilson did the design of my major home remodel that included the removal of a load-bearing wall, a room addition, and extensive remodeling of existing spaces. She listened to my ideas, added her design expertise, and developed the plans. She was a pleasure to work with, always focusing on what was important to me and what was consistent with the quality I was looking for. Her design ideas were fantastic for my project. She helped me interview contractors, and each one we talked to praised the completeness and quality of her drawings. She ushered the project through the design approval process with the city, so all I had to do was go pay for the building permits. She assisted me in the oversight of all phases of the construction. I'd hire her again in a minute, and highly recommend her services. I now truly love my home for the first time since we bought it in 1974."
- jakabe
BiLDEN
Architects and Building Designers in Glendale, CA
"Greg Crawford has designed and construction managed two residential, and three commercial remodels for my husband and I since 2006. We like Greg for his imaginative design, thoughtful use of materials, meticulous attention to detail, efficient and unflappable management skills, and responsive followthrough. An example of Greg's thoroughness is he begins a project design by physically spending time both day and night studying the site's light and breeze patterns, the feel and flow of the space, and it's surrounding environment. This important step helps determine for example, window, skylight, and door placement that cannot be accomplished by relying solely on computer models. This extra attention to detail sets Greg apart and contributes to the success of his buildings, and to the ultimate comfort and enjoyment of it's occupants. Another huge plus working with Greg is his adroitness at navigating the murky waters of city bureaucracies. For example, in catching a city map error, Greg saved us weeks of time avoiding unnecessary and costly code requirements. It is a genuine pleasure to work with Greg, and to enjoy the quality results he provides."
- kjvn
Whitcomb Design
Architects and Building Designers in Glendale, CA
"We had a leak in our upstairs bathtub. Whitcomb Design discovered that the tub had been incorrectly chosen and installed in a manner that leakage was inevitable. The problem was corrected by installing a higher-quality bathtub with proper design. It has not leaked since that time. Additionally, the water-damaged sub-flooring was also replaced, new floor covering of our choice laid (and a few weeks later, the remnants of the floor covering were installed in the downstairs bathroom), a new bathroom cabinet installed to our specifications, a new sink, plumbing, and granite top installed, bathtub tiling designed and installed, including a new recess for holding razors, shampoo, conditioner, etc., in the bathtub enclosure, a new mirrored medicine cabinet purchased and installed above the new sink, new bathroom lighting installed, new bathtub plumbing installed, including a raised shower head, and new ceiling access in the downstairs bathroom (and repair of the water-damaged ceiling), and a new high-efficiency, taller toilet installed. All of the work was done to perfection and at a reasonable cost, and we love our new bathroom. That project was completed about two years ago. Earlier this year we had Whitcomb Design inspect some dry rot in the eaves and under the rain gutters in the front exterior part of our home. The roofing (installed 30 years ago) was at least partially to blame. The damaged wood was replaced, the two layers of shingle roofing were removed, new superior roofing materials were installed, including better and larger rain gutters and down spouts, damage to the air conditioning return pipes was noted and repaired (without additional cost to us), gutters and down spouts were color coordinated with the newly painted eaves. Several of the down spouts were relocated, and the gutter slopes adjusted for better flow. One of the new "down spouts" was replaced with a beautiful copper "rain chain"; and a new solar-powered attic fan was installed on the upper roof to keep summer attic temperatures lower. Though not a part of the contract, which was thoroughly discussed with us and approved by us, the contractor, at his own time and cost, repaired and repainted our curb mailbox to match the newly-painted eaves, repaired the latches on both garden gates, plugged a hole in the side of the house where air-conditioning plumbing done several years ago left a hole big enough for a large bird to have built a nest inside the house, more securely attached incoming power lines to the back roof, and secured the rain chain by stringing a small steel cable through the copper funnels, securing it to the roof and to an underground pipe to discourage would-be thieves from "harvesting" the copper. The contractor also installed new carbon dioxide detectors in the upstairs hall and in the downstairs study, and checked the existing smoke detectors, finding one that was faulty and needed replacing and arranged for all the work to be inspected for adherence to city ordinances. Not only are we intending to use the same contractor for future work on our home, but we highly recommend Whitcomb Design to anyone who wants a home repair job done well, on schedule, and at a reasonable price."
- ellisbev
NS Designs
Architects and Building Designers in Glendale, CA
"Nathan and I did some work together when I was out on the west coast for some time. Working with him was awesome. He carries himself very well and is a really friendly and intelligent guy. He's very dedicated to his business and takes joy in showing people that their visions can be transformed into reality. After spending some time with him it's become quite clear that when it comes to this industry, he does it because he loves it. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to transform their home or their space."
- House of Burroughs
Matteo Designs
Architects and Building Designers in Glendale, CA
"Matteo Designs in conjunction with Sandra Costa did an excellent job in redecorating my dental office. The result has been impressive with my patients commenting how wonderful the office now looks."
- hfleiner
McWHORTER DESIGN Inside/Outside LLC
Architects and Building Designers in Glendale, CA
"Two years ago, I hired Bill McWhorter for a drought-tolerant design in the front yard of my Cottage-style house. His design was inspired. He used the plants, one tree, and decomposed granite to create pretty welcoming shapes, winding pathways, and strategically placed spiky succulents and bougainvillea to add to the security of potential break-in points - an added bonus. The best part was the relaxed feeling that we continue to get as we walk through, brushing the plants - the salvia clevalandii and varieties of lavender release fragrance all year long, making it a complete experience. Also the drought-tolerant plants were surprising - the hot pink flowers from the Calandrinia, and the gigantic succulent blooms continue to amaze. I couldn't recommend Bill more highly - he's an artist with a master's eye. But be forewarned: a drought tolerant garden takes as much maintenance as a lawn, and a lot more knowledge. Hire Bill. You won't be disappointed."
- mktimme
William Guidero Planning and Design
Architects and Building Designers in Glendale, CA
"As a Landscape Designer, we have worked with Bill Guidero on many projects. We have always found Bill's work to be innovative, yet in line with the aesthetics and budgets of his Clients. Bill is also extremely accessible and this is extremely important when working with an Architect. I very highly recommend Bill for any Residential Architecture Project!"
- Garden Studio
Peters Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in Glendale, CA
"Austin is a very nice person and we've working together for several years. Most of his projects are homes and I like his design a lot. I am so honerd to work with him as he is really professional and always provide us the most prompt feedback. Whenever we had any questions, he guided us very patiently, always. It was a pleasant working with him through these years and I am sure he will do better in his industry as he has a very strong personality and very responsible for his job! Good luck to him!"
- Vivi Chou
Burdge & Associates Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Glendale, CA
"I highly recommend Doug and his team. After working with two architects, we hired him since we heard he is an expert in obtaining permits in Malibu. The process was so seamless and we appreciate Doug’s professionalism. We love our new beach house!"
- connor90265
Erika Winters ® Design
Architects and Building Designers in Glendale, CA
"Erika Winters is a very professional designer. I decided to renovate my entire house which is a house of 1942 and I wanted to keep some of the nature of the home but in a modern way. As soon as I explained her my idea, she interpret the whole concept in something very useful and beautiful. Everything was very organize during the process of reconstruction and renovation I couldn't be more happier with the result and also with the time of deliver which was everything on time"
- Gabriela Carreño
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How do I find the best Glendale 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 California 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 Glendale 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 Glendale, CA 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 Glendale, CA 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 Glendale 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 Glendale, CA on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Glendale architects. You may also look through photos of California projects to find interior architects and building designers who have worked on a project similar to yours. You can find more architects in Bel Air, Brentwood Los Angeles, Los Angeles, North Glendale and East Los Angeles.

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