Piedmont, 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 Piedmont 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 Piedmont, CA interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
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My foray into architecture started in high school when I decided to expand my family's Santa Barbara home into... Read More
Bay Area Architect and Designer- 6x Best of Houzz
We see every project is a new opportunity to apply our skills, expertise, and experience to guide clients through...
Projects ranging from Silicon Valley to Wine Country, from urban San Francisco to open country in Saratoga, bay... Read More
  • Click to Call(510) 595-1300
  • 3 miles from Piedmont, 3 projects in Piedmont
Innovative California Design Best of Houzz 2016 & 2017
Randolph R. Ruiz founded AAA to work directly with our clients to develop projects that are contemporary,...
Kaplan Architects has over 3 decades experience in new home design and custom home remodels throughout San... Read More
  • Click to Call(415) 662-0336
  • 11 miles from Piedmont, 7 projects in Piedmont
East Bay's Premier Architect
My design philosophy is simple: Site and function govern, while structure and materials determine the detailing....
For the past 10 years, I have enjoyed a rich and fulfilling career as an architect. My experiences along the way... Read More
  • Click to Call(415) 569-1606
  • 3 miles from Piedmont, 5 projects in Piedmont
Berkeley Based Modern Architectural Design Firm
Denise Hall Montgomery Architecture is a Berkeley based design firm that specializes in modern design,...
Tierney Conner is an Oakland-based architecture firm designing modern, integrated interiors and exteriors for... Read More
  • Click to Call(510) 531-0540
  • 4 miles from Piedmont, 4 projects in Piedmont
San Francisco Bay Area Innovative Architect | Best of Houzz 2018
CB Design specializes in remodels, additions as well as ground-up construction, and interior architecture. We...
DDB specializes in custom fabrication and design of original elements and structures, creating gesturally-unique,... Read More
  • Click to Call(510) 454-8838
  • 1 mile from Piedmont, 4 projects in Piedmont
East Bay Full Service Award Winning Architect and Design Firm
John Barton Architect is a leading residential design firm serving generations of Bay Area Families. We provide...
Bay Area's Adaptable & Fully-Integrated Design + Build Team
Rooted in the practicalities of construction, our dynamic design process has grown into a practice that...
Rebecca Schnier Architecture provides full architectural design services to help homeowners create beautiful,... Read More
  • Click to Call(510) 836-5600
  • 1 mile from Piedmont, 5 projects in Piedmont
East Bay Eco-Friendly Architect 5x Best of Houzz Award Winner
DNM Architect is a San Francisco Bay Area residential architect that listens to you! We specialize in energy...
San Francisco Bay Area's Award Winning Architect | 3x Best of Houzz
The office of James Hill Architect produces thoughtful, high quality architectural design, sensitive to location...
BEST OF HOUZZ (DESIGN): 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 ; BEST OF HOUZZ (CUSTOMER SERVICE): 2016, 2013, Mark... Read More
  • Click to Call(415) 391-0186
  • 10 miles from Piedmont, 1 project in Piedmont
Bay Area & Central Coast Architecture Firm
We are an architectural & design firm that specializes in the creation of historically inspired residences. Our...
Bay Area Architect for Custom Designs 2x Best of Houzz
The Architects office is an architecture firm that specializes in creating solutions that improve the way people...
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Koch Architects partners with residential and commercial clients to realize... Read More
  • Click to Call(510) 974-7608
  • 5 miles from Piedmont, 3 projects in Piedmont
East Bay's Comprehensive Architects
Our residential experience includes new custom homes as well as additions and renovations of all types....
Holistic Green Architecture Firm Serving the Bay Area
Saikley Architects is a full-service architecture firm specializing in residential design and historical...
It is our belief that architecture can be a beautiful framework enhancing the lives of those who live and work... Read More
  • Click to Call(510) 652-0612
  • 3 miles from Piedmont, 2 projects in Piedmont
East Bay Custom Residential Architect
Lee Shea Architect focuses on custom residential design, and is a small projects specialist. Each project is a...
San Francisco Bay Area Based 3 Lights Design is a residential and commercial design collective that specializes... Read More
  • Click to Call(510) 560-7605
  • 4 miles from Piedmont, 2 projects in Piedmont
East Bay Coastal's Experienced & Innovative Architect
St Clare of Assisi Architecture specializes in home remodels and new home design. Contact us for your next...
Studio G+S Architects has helped clients exceed their architectural goals and expectations for more than a... Read More
  • Click to Call(510) 944-1827
  • 5 miles from Piedmont, 3 projects in Piedmont
Innovative Bay Area Design Firm Best of Houzz 2017 Winner
Eisenmann Architecture is an award-winning firm committed to improving the quality of our clients' lives through...
BEST OF HOUZZ (DESIGN): 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 BEST OF HOUZZ (CUSTOMER SERVICE): 2019, 2017, 2016,... Read More
San Francisco Bay Area Architect Best of Houzz 2013-2017!
Architect Lorin Hill and associates emphasize pragmatic and creative design solutions to a variety of design...
Design and service driven practice focused on modern design with creative detailing on a wide range of budgets. ... Read More
  • Click to Call(415) 215-2647
  • 12 miles from Piedmont, 1 project in Piedmont
San Francisco Bay Area's Preferred Architect & Building Designer
DGR Architecture is a full-service architecture firm with over 15 years of experience in both new construction...
Based on a sound history of providing critical professional services to municipal entities and other high profile... Read More
  • Click to Call(415) 867-5357
  • 12 miles from Piedmont, 1 project in Piedmont
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Quality, service and peace of mind work together at PPM. Our core mission is to do whatever we can to make sure...
Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Piedmont, CA
Kelly and Abramson Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in Piedmont, CA
"When we met Rob Kelly, we were in a heap of trouble. We set out to do a very extensive remodel on our house, but hired a really bad architect, who we had to fire. Rob came by as a favor, just to give us a second opinion. We hired him on the spot to replace our prior guy. We liked him from the first time he set foot in our house, because he understood immediately what we love about our house and did his best throughout to maintain those charms. A year later, we are moved back into our house and I cannot possibly explain how important Rob was to the project. He helped us imagine the project, nail it down on the plans, delivered us into the arms of a great contractor (Ethan Allen) and stepped back in during construction when we needed design help or just hand-holding. He was always available, easy to work with, and understands that a remodel is more than just wood and nails -- it's about a home, and often involves large amounts of money. And that means that a great architect is able not only to give solid and creative advice about what to do, but is also able to nudge and poke and stand by your side as you go through the process. If you are thinking about construction, from big to small, I strongly recommend that you call Rob Kelly."
- dls999
ODS Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in Piedmont, CA
"The staff at Ohashi Design Studio helped me design my kitchen/living space. I wanted to open up our galley kitchen to be able to see our incredible view from the kitchen. They came up with a design I never imagined could work so well. Rather than just remove a wall, they moved the kitchen, changed it to a more functional shape and not only opened up the view, but made the living space feel like we were outside. I have been especially impressed with their level of service. They listened to my dreams and goals and turned it into a reality beyond what I'd hoped for. They were available anytime I needed guidance during construction and made sure the project was built down to the finest details. They helped me find a contractor and oversaw the bidding process. They helped pick out all the materials and finishes, even the paint color. I can't say enough about their level of expertise and professionalism. I worked with Dave and Alan."
- ellynjd
Kaplan Architects, AIA
Architects and Building Designers in Piedmont, CA
"After completing multiple projects with Kaplan Architects that went smoothly and with great satisfaction from the clients, I am always pleased to have been such large part of the finished product. Like always, being the GC, I am continuosly wondering from the start of the project what the outcome will be. Kaplan Architect's attention to the smallest of details, from the layout of all of the millwork, to the elegant lighting, every detail has been thought out thouroly, which in the end, makes my job easy. I believe any potential client could not ask for anything more than what Kaplan Architects can accomplish."
- sml699
St Clare of Assisi Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in Piedmont, CA
"Claire was an absolute pleasure to work with. Her design was tasteful and accommodating, and she worked extremely well with my wife and I to come up with the best bathroom solution for our master bedroom. I would work again with Claire without hesitation, and I highly recommend her to anybody looking for a great architect."
- marklecker
Tierney Conner Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in Piedmont, CA
"We completed a major project with Tierney Conner and renovated half our home in the Oakland Hills. Let me just say...AMAZING! The project resulted in an outstanding design that really captured our tastes and lifestyle beyond what we could have imagined. They solved our most challenging problems, provided perfect function and increased the value of our home by 65% when appraised by our real estate agent. They are talented, practical and creative experts who ensured the vision came to life. Their diligent focus and continual involvement with the contractors ensured all details and plans were executed properly. They brought in light where you never expected, created indoor/outdoor living, choose the yummiest finishes, and offered true wow moments. And we so appreciated their advice on where to spend and where to save for the best value and impact. What I most appreciated about Tierney Conner is they blend architecture, design and landscape all in one giving me an easy integrated solution. TC is a true pleasure to work with at every level!"
- lkcolvin
Design Draw Build
Architects and Building Designers in Piedmont, CA
"The Design Draw Build team, headed by Tyler Kobick, gave me the confidence to move forward with my SF-based kitchen/bathroom remodel. Not only have they been creative & transparent from day 1 around design, trade-offs and pricing, but their communication throughout the process has been extraordinary. If you're searching for a partner to guide you through the process, one that is innovative, cost effective, and works on your behalf as a fiduciary, look no further than Design Draw Build! Pre/post pictures to follow!"
- Joe Levin
Rebecca Schnier Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in Piedmont, CA
"I highly recommend Rebecca Schnier Architecture. Rebecca has done several projects for us, including a 1000sf upper level addition, kitchen and bathroom remodels. The first project was in 2001 and the last one in 2012. She does beautiful design work that is very functional. She asks questions to be sure she understands her clients needs and taste. She offers design options and always has her clients best interests in mind. She is very creative and resourceful in her use of space. She is a pleasure to work with and delivers beautiful results."
- Julie Palley
Mark English Architects, AIA
Architects and Building Designers in Piedmont, CA
"I am currently working with Mark on a remodel. I found him on Houzz as I liked some of his projects and was not disappointed. Mark listens extremely well, understands what I want and than makes it better. He has a great sense of space, light and general flow. I also like his pragmatic approach - he knows where things make a difference and an investment is needed, and where one can get away with potential cheaper approaches.. He is also just a really nice and inspiring person to work with.."
- dmielke
Koch Architects, Inc. Joanne Koch
Architects and Building Designers in Piedmont, CA
"I just completed a complete remodel of my San Francisco Edwardian flat and build out my basement. Joanne and her staff did a fantastic job. It started out as a kitchen bath remodel, but once the design process started expanded to include every room as we discussed how different spaces would be used and what I didn't like about the current space after living with it for 20yrs. Might as well do it right! Joanne's attention to detail, listening, and high ethical standards are unmatched. She would listen in the meetings and ask questions then come back with some ideas and sketches to get my reaction. She knew what I wanted without me even knowing it. She was also sensitive to the project budget which was important. I was able to complete the project within my budget. She was also key to working with the general contractor. She brought with her experience in projects of my scope / scale and working with different contractors and even her own remodel. This helped immensely. I look forward to the opportunity to work with Koch Architects again."
- sprout66
Studio Bergtraun AIA
Architects and Building Designers in Piedmont, CA
"My wife and I have one of the most beautiful and functional kitchens in all of California thanks to Studio Bergtraun. Somehow, Alex managed to make a 13X13 space into a perfect kitchen for us and we have enjoyed it every day. His creativity and ability to see the big picture is something that we really appreciated. After two years of enjoying our kitchen, we wouldn't change a single thing Alex recommended."
- rickbohn
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How do I find the best Piedmont 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 Piedmont 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 Piedmont, 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 Piedmont, 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 Piedmont 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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