Mercer Island, WA Architects and Building Designers

Is the scope of your home design project beyond simply replacing countertops or flooring? It’s the responsibility of a Mercer Island 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 Mercer Island, WA interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
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Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Mercer Island, WA
Lane Williams Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Mercer Island, WA
"Lane Williams took our dated and very tired looking 1960’s one story, pitched roof home with a daylight basement and transformed it into a beautiful modern home with strong horizontal and vertical planes and cantilevered masses. Lane's vision for the house really came together when we decided to spend the money to expand the carport to two cars. We were thinking it might not work, but when he showed us the renderings we both just thought wow – it balanced everything out and got us a look that was spectacular. The finished house got great reactions from the neighbors, and it still thrills us when we overhear the bicyclists as they zip by saying ‘Cool House!’"
- mthack
Garret Cord Werner Architects & Interior Designers
Architects and Building Designers in Mercer Island, WA
"When I was looking into renovating my condo, I was a bit overwhelmed with the choices and all the different perspectives that people had for my design project. After sifting through a couple of firms I kept coming up short on finding the right one who understood my design aesthetic and could meet my budget and time frame. I was referred to Garret Cord Werner by a good friend of mine at a party and after reviewing his firm's work online, I decided to make a call and see if it was a fit. After contacting Garret, I was immediately reassured that I could have a modern and contemporary space that was actually livable and functional at the same time. Garret and his team provided expert advice and guidance when selecting the final design, sub-contractors and finishes. I can't tell you how much I appreciate my new home and would highly recommend Garret and his firm to anyone."
- totokaelo
Board & Vellum
Architects and Building Designers in Mercer Island, WA
"Board and Vellum designed my retail store and did an absolutely amazing job! They were pleasant to work with, super creative, and affordable. I'm already working with them on my next project."
- Danielle Hulton
Jeff Luth - Soldano Luth Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Mercer Island, WA
"My husband and I highly recommend Soldano Luth Architects. We have used them for two projects: a guest house in Seattle and, many years later, a house and guest house on a large parcel in Carmel, California that was completed in 2009. Jeff Luth and his staff are highly professional; they are both creative and thorough. They listen to their client and design a house the client wants. For example, in California we wanted an agricultural shed profile that utilized steel windows and doors, and exposed metal trusses. Jeff incorporated those elements into a design that fit perfectly into the landscape. Additionally, his siting considered all of the factors that are important in a location where view and climate management are major factors in the success of the project. Soldano Luth’s team paid enormous attention to detail. They produced models, drawings and documents that were approved expeditiously by both our community’s design review committee and the county in California. Throughout the project they continually produced precise drawings for our builder on the many details of the structures. The team was always available to travel to the site to oversee the project and answer contractors’ questions. The firm’s project management enabled us to keep control of costs and avoid change orders. From foundation to exquisite lighting this firm knows how to design a beautiful home. The finished projects in both cases were beautifully detailed inside and outside. Jeff produces honest architecture. Function follows a beautiful form. It is natural and warm and stands the test of time. Photographs of our homes are available on the website."
- barbarathrasher
Coates Design Architects Seattle
Architects and Building Designers in Mercer Island, WA
"We've toured the residential and commercial projects created on Bainbridge Island by Coates Design, and have followed their work for years. Our office was in the same building, and we often stopped in to learn more about their projects. We've always been impressed by their great architectural sense of aesthetics, and their ability to create innovative work that blends well into the surroundings of the project location. Very professional, very pleasant and very accomplished."
- daigledesign
Floisand Studio
Architects and Building Designers in Mercer Island, WA
"Floisand Studio is currently helping us design a new SF residence on a 1.25 acre property. They have been outstanding in helping us wade through all the permits necessary (it's been difficult). We chose this architect because of their modern design aesthetic and for their willingness to work with our previous construction and design experience. Can't wait to see the the final product!!"
- Margaret Bouniol
AOME Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Mercer Island, WA
"Having our windows and doors specified by the team at AOME Architects has been a fabulous experience. Not only do they make our products look stunning, they are wonderful to work with and a pleasure to conduct business with. Everyone at AOME have proven to be experts in their industry, and we at Quantum look forward to many years of collaboration to come!"
- Quantum Windows & Doors
H2D Architecture + Design
Architects and Building Designers in Mercer Island, WA
"We LOVE working with Heidi at H2D A+D. Down to earth, super creative, and exceptionally organized. Having completed projects of all types and sizes we know first hand how important it is to have an effective leader guiding things from the beginning. Each time we work with Heidi the plans are thorough, clear, & easy to interpret… so that by the time we show up to perform our tasks, we are set up to do nothing but succeed. Each job has that enjoyable, team approach and energy. And who wins? Everybody! Thanks Heidi!"
- GT Residential Contracting, LLC
Patricia Brennan Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Mercer Island, WA
"We have worked with Patricia Brennan Architects on 4 different projects of varying scale - from a kitchen/bathroom remodel to the transformation of a 4-story derelict warehouse into an AIA award winning building of artist live/work spaces. Each experience has left us with a deep appreciation for the work she does and how she does it. Patricia listens closely - she listens to the physical space of the project and she listens to the desires and needs of her clients. She engages in a collaborative dialogue at the outset of a project and continues the dialogue until the project is complete. She has an amazing sense of color, a wide range of knowledge about all kinds of materials (from lighting to flooring and everything in between) and she provides recommendations for high quality professionals and reliable contractors. She’s attentive to detail, to budget, to practical problem solving and to the aesthetics, flow and functionality of a space. Each project we’ve done with Patricia has exceeded our hopes and left us with living spaces we love to be in. We feel fortunate we were able to work with Patricia for the first time 22 years ago – after that initial experience we knew whenever we embarked upon another project she would be the only person we would call. Her work has added to our lives immeasurably."
- lsk227
SkB Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Mercer Island, WA
"Best experience with an architect by far. I've hired probably 10-15 architects in my personal and professional carreer. SkB continues to have an absolute commitment to customer satisfaction through design quality and innovative uses of materials/fixtures to reach the vision and design intent as well as budget. Clearly the best architectural value comes from creativity in solutions, tenacity and an owner's ability to hire a quality contractor. I lucked out and got it all. These guys give a shit."
- Lisa Picard
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How do I find the best Mercer Island 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 Washington 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 Mercer Island 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 Mercer Island, WA 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 Mercer Island, WA 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 Mercer Island 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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