Shop Products
0
Your shopping cart is empty.
Join as a Pro
Houzz Pro: One simple solution for contractors and design pros
Join as a Pro
Houzz Logo Print

Building Design in Santa Monica

Don’t know how to begin? See our Hiring Guide for more information
Get Matched with Local Professionals
Answer a few questions and we’ll put you in touch with pros who can help
All Filters
115 of 1,783 professionals

Featured Reviews for Building Design in Santa Monica

Kendall Architecture
Building Design in Santa Monica
Average rating: 4 out of 5 starsSeptember 30, 2014
Great ideas, comprehensive design, very responsible for the work. The job involved city permit which requires tenacity and perseverance by the architect!!! Overall, could not have done it without her!!!
Neo and Associates
Building Design in Santa Monica
Average rating: 5 out of 5 starsApril 20, 2017
Neo & Associates are the best in the business! I have been working with them for years and they go above and beyond on all levels! Magnificent designs and delicate touches make every project stand out from others.
Sheriff Architecture Studio
Building Design in Santa Monica
Average rating: 5 out of 5 starsDecember 1, 2014
Mr. Sheriff was the architect on this project that I built (I was the general contractor). He was very involved during the construction process providing invaluable feedback and answers to questions that inherently come up during the course of a construction project. In addition to that, I found him to be a very competent architect that tailored his design to the needs of this particular client and the challenging site he had to work with ensuring a very successful and well put together end result. I would wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone considering a remodel or an entirely new home. Mr. Sheriff also happens to be a very good landscape designer and complements his home designs with a complete site and landscape plan.
Jeannette Architects
Building Design in Santa Monica
Average rating: 5 out of 5 starsJune 20, 2012
My wife and I hired Jeannette Architects to assist us with a major remodel (interior/exterior) of our 3,500 sq. ft. ranch style home in Newport Beach. The task: incorporate warm contemporary design into our 1970's "woody cabin." As a real estate developer and because it's our third major house remodel there were many design elements we knew we wanted but many more that we needed help with. As capable as Jeff (Jeannette) is with his design sense, we believe that it's his ability to listen to his clients, understand client goals, how we will live in the space and how that fits into our budget is what sets Jeff apart from other architects. The Jeannette team met aggressive time constraints, produced a thorough set of construction documents, were always quick to provide clarification and answers to our questions and were great resources for product and material options and information. True professionals that we would use again and confidently refer to others. Our project is nearing completion and I can't wait to share photos.
FoxLin Architects
Building Design in Santa Monica
Average rating: 5 out of 5 starsDecember 2, 2013
My husband and I worked with FoxLin Architects on our custom ground up home in Carlsbad (north of San Diego), California and we would very highly recommend them. The home is now complete and it is remarkable down to the last detail. We felt like our values were always considered and we had countless conversations about even the smallest of details from paint colors to the cabinetry handles. At times we questioned the proposals and in the end we could see and now can understand their vision. Juintow and Michael are both very talented, innovated and experienced architects, designers, and project managers who can easily show many iterations on the computer as well as obtain countless physical samples of tiles, stain samples etc. This level of personal dedication and attention to detail is what constantly put us at ease on the design of our new home. 
 The bottom line is that we count on them for envisioning designs and that is also what set them apart from others. It is also worth mention that they were always grounded enough to understand our budget and make not only beautiful, but also realistic proposals. Again, we are highly recommending FoxLin Architects to anyone who wants a bit more than norm.
EZ Plans, Inc
Building Design in Santa Monica
Average rating: 5 out of 5 starsMay 22, 2017
I grew up with a father who is a master contractor. In my adult life, I have been involved in countless home renovations, so I've always thought architects are a waste of time & money. They always seem to be writing checks with the customers' money, and have no basis in reality or practicality: they seem so frivolous. Hubby and I bought a mid-century modern home that had been turned into a tuscan style by the previous owners. (can you imagine?) We needed help getting approval from the local city planning board who are a NIGHTMARE to deal with (average of 8-10 plan checks, most cities do 2-3!?) We hired Glen with EZPlans to help us. Glen handled acrimonious city officials, seeming design impossibilities (and even a few vastly different design ideas between hubby and I) with tact, professionalism, and good humor. Dealing with EZ Plans was a breeze. I am so impressed with their vision, their professionalism, and the very talented, creative (and practical) architects they hire. They are exceptional communicators, and are as intuitive as they are talented. EZ Plans turned a simple contractor grade design we could have come up with ourselves, to a design that respected the mid-century bones of our home, and brought it to the practical standards we needed the home to suit. The design they came up with easily increased the value of our renovation tenfold. the only direction they had from me was "I want to respect the home's bones with materials in their natural element, nothing frivolous, but we need the house to be super specialized for our dogs." (maybe that's a bit frivolous....) They took this and ran with it. Incidentally, they are AVID dog lovers (almost as nutty as hubby and I are, ) so they came up with such cool suggestions that will make our old dogs' lives (and our lives) easier. As someone who has scoffed at the need for an architect, (come on, my dad is a contractor!) I can assure anyone: the design of a talented architect is worlds apart from what a contractor, or even designer, could come up with. They take things to another level. Glen increased the value of the renovation by making the design in line with architectural design elements, not current trends that would be outdated quickly after installation. More importantly, they made changes to the home to fit OUR lifestyle and needs, instead of us changing our needs and lifestyles to accommodate the home. This is the difference: architects build homes, contractors build houses. Hubby and I are so pleased with our experience at EZPlans. They make incredible planning, design and architecture...easy. :)
BiLDEN
Building Design in Santa Monica
Average rating: 5 out of 5 starsMarch 26, 2013
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.
ANX / Aaron Neubert Architects
Building Design in Santa Monica
Average rating: 5 out of 5 starsMay 7, 2013
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.
Make Architecture
Building Design in Santa Monica
Average rating: 5 out of 5 starsNovember 4, 2014
We thoroughly enjoyed working with Bill Beauter and Jess Mullen-Carey of MAKE Architecture on our house. We'd worked with another architect but hadn't gotten a design we liked, so we started from scratch and sketched a floor plan ourselves. We even made a cardboard model to show the modern style we had in mind. But we wanted a good architect to give the design the polish it needed. Bill and Jess were recommended to us by a friend of our son. They improved what we had, remaining loyal to our vision while integrating a better roof design that achieved a pleasing volume to the interior, and providing overall coherence to the design. After completing the final plans, they worked with our contractor to make sure the house turned out the way we wanted. Always a pleasure to work with, Bill and Jess gave us great suggestions and were responsive to requests. Every day we admire the lines of our new house. We love living here and are delighted we found such great architects!
Horwitz A+D
Building Design in Santa Monica
Average rating: 5 out of 5 starsFebruary 24, 2017
We met Dulcie through an introduction from the property owner for this project. From our first meeting we knew we were working with not only a superb design professional but someone that exhibits great professionalism amongst all the parties involved in any project, mainly the client, the contractor and the other consultants. We recommend her to anyone needing an architect! We look forward to working with her and her firm in the future.
List your business here for free - Learn More