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Is the scope of your home design project beyond simply replacing countertops or flooring? It’s the responsibility of a Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles, CA interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
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KIYOHARA MOFFITT was founded in 1987 by Ko Kiyohara, AIA and Gina G. Moffitt, AIA, LEED AP, to provide quality... Read More
Los Angeles Award Winning Architectural Firm 6x Best of Houzz Winner
Our abiding philosophy and hallmark of the award-winning practice, South Coast Architects is to create beautiful,...
Peters Architecture is a collaborative design firm providing uniquely crafted solutions to our clients one at a... Read More
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  • 45 miles from Los Angeles, 10 projects in Los Angeles
LA Westside's Client Focused Architecture Firm
We strive to design the best product while staying within your design and budget goals. We enjoy architecture and...
Hsu McCullough is a full service architecture firm specializing in custom home design rooted in comfort. Led by... Read More
LA Westside's Custom Crafted Architectural Designs
On renovation projects, we take great pride in the functional practicality & high utility of our projects by...
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  • 12 projects in the Los Angeles area
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  • 14 miles from Los Angeles, 9 projects in Los Angeles
Los Angeles Designer | Best of Houzz 2012, 2014, 2015 & 2016
At Think Design Office, we believe that architecture should engage the user, heighten their sense of awareness,...
Welcome to JWT Associates, a residential design firm based in Los Angeles. Our mission is to fulfill our clients’... Read More
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  • 13 miles from Los Angeles, 13 projects in Los Angeles
LA's Best Source For Modern Architecture and Custom Home Design
Apel Design is a boutique architecture & interior design firm that creates stunning homes for LA's creative class...
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  • 21 projects in the Los Angeles area
The work of ANX begins with a fundamental optimism with regard to the continued value and impact that design and... Read More
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We help modern families design amazing homes. At Laney LA, our licensed architects and designers bring excitement... Read More
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  • 12 miles from Los Angeles, 9 projects in Los Angeles
LA Westside's Dedicated & Fresh Architectural Design Studio
Principal & Founding Architect, Brian Biglin, believes that good design works in harmony with people's lives;...
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  • 10 projects in the Los Angeles area
Los Angeles Award Winning Architectural Design Firm
Juan Felipe Goldstein Design is a boutique firm that offers our clientele classic and innovative design...
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  • 12 projects in the Los Angeles area
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d’Arcy and Associates Architecture, Inc. is a full service, recognized Southern California based, architectural...
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With nearly twenty years of experience in the profession, Ms. Morrison opened the doors of Lauri Morrison...
BiLDEN Corp., located in Pasadena, California, is an architecture and construction management firm established by... Read More
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Lewin Wertheimer brings three decades of design experience to his custom architectural practice based in Venice,... Read More
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Shane Ames and Shawn Peterson team up to deliver vastly unique buildings and environments. Our design process is... Read More
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Los Angeles Area Boutique Residential Designer | Best Of Houzz 2016
We pride ourselves on having a great understanding of the many diverse styles of residential architecture in...
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Dutton Architects is a boutique architectural firm providing exceptional levels of service to clients seeking... Read More
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For over twenty five years Farhad Ashofteh has designed numerous commercial and residential buildings, and has... Read More
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W3 Architects is a small boutique firm offering a very personal, hands-on experience designing highly...
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Creating symbiotic relationships, PASCALE MARILL conceptualizes, drafts, and executes residential designs. From...
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Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Los Angeles, CA
Kiyohara Moffitt
Architects and Building Designers in Los Angeles, CA
"Our project is still in progress, but Gina has been wonderful to work with. She's come up with ideas that we'd never considered that we love."
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Peters Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in Los Angeles, 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
Hsu McCullough
Architects and Building Designers in Los Angeles, CA
"Chris and Peggy are the perfect team to build your dream house. They turned our traditional styled home into an amazing modern home without gutting out the entire house. I loved how extremely detailed and meticulous they were in designing every corner of the house and guiding our contractor along the process. Extremely professional and passionate about their work which reflects in the home I live now. People are constantly "wowed" by our house."
- kimcj79
Rees Studio
Architects and Building Designers in Los Angeles, CA
"I have built three projects with Bobby Rees (2 multi-million dollar homes and one pretty nice, ocean-view 11th floor West-LA office) in the past 15 years. All of the projects have been total successes. Bobby comes from the best, cost-no-object modern "50's" firms in town and one of the name partners turned me on to Bobby. It was a great bit of advice that has made me a few millions of dollars of gains while my family lives in modern bliss. We couldn't be more happy and JUST TODAY I brought Bobby a new project for a new business venture of mine. He is a salt-of-the-Earth guy who will rock for you - 100% guaranteed!"
- Jerry Del Colliano
JWT Associates
Architects and Building Designers in Los Angeles, CA
"Jeff is remarkable. We contacted him 5 months prior to the birth of our first child with a big job - a remodel of nearly the entire upstairs of our Hollywood Hills home - all before the baby came. He was attentive, resourceful, creatively solved tricky problems with our home layout, managed a fair amount of bureaucracy (the project required multiple permits and our home is in a historical preservation zone) and was an absolute pleasure throughout. The project was significant and involved fully remodeling 3 bathrooms, 4 closets, two hallways and a balcony. He served as the architect, general designer and tile designer on the project. Nearly everyone who visits our home effusively praises the work that he and our contractor did, noting how seamlessly it integrates with the original spirit of the home. We enjoyed working with (and getting to know) Jeff so much that we recently hired him again to design a new kitchen, rear entry and powder room. The designs are fantastic and we're excited to start the job."
- mnmhwood
ANX / Aaron Neubert Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Los Angeles, CA
"Aaron has been helping me build my dream house for the past 3-4 years. He has been a crucial part in getting the design right, the plans approved, all the way down to the final finishes and door knobs. His design sense honors a healthy balance of progressive ideas and functional living."
- richardkimkim
Laney LA, Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in Los Angeles, CA
"It's my pleasure to inform Houzz and its body of consumers of the great service I received from Laney LA. Having been a developer for 2 decades, this wasn't my first rodeo, per se, but I did want to hit this project out of the park so I decided to use a designer to facilitate my renovation of a Spanish themed single family home in Los Angeles. After meeting with 3 designers, all of whom had impressive resumes, we decided on working with Laney LA. In this field of business, with something as subjective as design, you never know how well your vision will be maintained. Now, being 95% underway and my contract with Laney completely fulfilled, I'm more than pleased with the service I received and the implementation of our collective choices. For me, the true gauge of customer service isn't how I'm treated at the beginning of a job but how I'm treated at the end of a job; when all payments have been made and the project is still going. I'm so impressed with Laney's bedside manner; their above and beyond approach to customer service. In my opinion, their customer service models the Platinum 'American Express' type of business acumen. They truly deliver extraordinary service - our appreciation for them initiated the drafting of this review; it's well deserved but more importantly earned!"
- Cedra Stokes
Koffka Phakos Design
Architects and Building Designers in Los Angeles, CA
"Koffka Phakos designed our 3,400 square foot home from blueprints to finish. They were with us every step of the way. We believed them to be collaborative, creative, helpful and such nice people. We are thrilled with the way our home turned out and thoroughly enjoyed the process of working with Adrian, Cynthia and their staff."
- chloebglass
Architects and Building Designers in Los Angeles, 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
Lewin Wertheimer
Architects and Building Designers in Los Angeles, CA
"Lewin Wertheimer perfectly combines the contradictory attributes it takes to make a great architect: creative vision and conscientious attention to practical detail. He not only designed us the house we dreamed of, but he also supervised construction, ensuring that the project was completed on time and on budget. We recommend him unreservedly."
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How do I find the best Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles, 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 Los Angeles, 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 Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles, CA on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Los Angeles 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 & building designers in Bel Air, Brentwood Los Angeles, North Glendale, Glendale and Torrance.

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