Shoreline, 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 Shoreline 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 Shoreline, WA interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
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H2D Architecture + Design is a full service custom architecture and design firm. The Edmonds, WA based... Read More
  • Click to Call(206) 542-3734
  • 4 miles from Shoreline, 9 projects in Shoreline
Seattle Architect with International Awards Best of Houzz 2013 - 2018
At FINNE, we design modern, highly crafted, sustainable custom homes as well as furniture, lighting, & hardware! ...
Adapt Architecture is a full service architecture firm with a specialty in older homes. Our mission is to help... Read More
  • Click to Call(206) 313-2880
  • 1 mile from Shoreline, 4 projects in Shoreline
Seattle Based, Innovative and Award Winning Design Firm
Johnston Architects is a highly experienced and talented team dedicated to providing comprehensive design and...
Our residential practice consists of a wonderful variety of opportunities and challenges from our clients,... Read More
  • Click to Call(206) 533-9112
  • 34 miles from Shoreline, 4 projects in Shoreline
$380 Architectural Consultation*
Seattle Architect | Best of Houzz Design and Service 2013-2018
Are you ready to LOVE your home? Eric Gedney | Architect works with homeowners who are looking for their spaces...
BEST OF HOUZZ 2013-2018 Internationally recognized and based in Seattle, we design modern, highly crafted,... Read More
  • Click to Call(206) 467-2880
  • 6 miles from Shoreline, 1 project in Shoreline
Seattle's Award-Winning Custom Architect | Best of Houzz!
Our projects are diverse. They range from custom homes and major remodels to small additions and special pieces...
Atelier Drome is a full-service design firm based in Seattle specializing in residential, hospitality,... Read More
  • Click to Call(206) 395-4392
  • 11 miles from Shoreline, 1 project in Shoreline
Seattle & Palm Springs' Established Architecture & Building Designers
Our architecture and construction management services include producing schematic, preliminary and final design...
We pride ourselves on our welcoming and open minded personalities because this allows our clients to feel as... Read More
  • Click to Call(206) 324-2420
  • 11 miles from Shoreline, 1 project in Shoreline
Greater Seattle's Sustainable Modern Home Architects
Lee and his team are artists that guide their clients through the creative process of design and a builder...
Seattle Architect & Designer Best of Houzz 2014-2016
Rhodes Architecture + Light approaches each project as unique. We believe in simple solutions based on individual...
I specialize in older and smaller home additions and renovations, as well as new houses. I have always been... Read More
  • Click to Call(206) 208-0870
  • 6 miles from Shoreline, 1 project in Shoreline
Seattle's Established Architecture Firm
We are extremely passionate about great design, not just making a room. Design has endless possibilities and we...
Seattle's Full Scope Architecture & Interiors Firm
Studio Zerbey is a Seattle-based architecture and design firm specializing in remodels, new residences and small...
Recognized as a Best of Houzz award winner in 2014, 2015, 2016 and now 2017 as well as one of Seattle's 15 Best... Read More
  • Click to Call(206) 472-1907
  • 7 miles from Shoreline, 1 project in Shoreline
Seattle's Dynamic, Fresh & Innovative Architecture Firm
Our mission is to provide unequaled service in creative architecture and land planning, which successfully gives...
Seattle's Award-Winning Architecture Firm | Best of Houzz!
The firm specializes in northwest contemporary design and offers a comprehensive range of services from...
Board & Vellum is a design firm offering integrated architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture... Read More
Seattle's Trusted Architect & Design Firm- Visit our Seattle studio!
This team will put your mind at ease, captivate you and produce an iconic piece of architecture that will stand...
Seattle's Award-Winning + Innovative Custom Architectural Designs
ALCOVA architecture is dedicated to integrating sustainability and modern design. We develop imaginative...
I work exclusively on single-family home designs, additions and remodels as well as landscape designs. As a... Read More
  • Click to Call(425) 529-5036
  • 6 miles from Shoreline, 1 project in Shoreline
Seattle's Premier Architectural Firm
Good architecture is always the result of collaboration. What we enjoy and excel in most on the job is working...
A design oriented firm seeking environmentally responsible solutions to unique projects with a specialty in... Read More
  • Click to Call(206) 539-1991
  • 9 miles from Shoreline, 1 project in Shoreline
Seattle's Sustainability Architect | Providing Green Home Design
Specializing in home renovations for older and smaller houses in Seattle for over 25 years, our firm strives to...
Casa Architecture and Interior Design is the firm of Jed Miller, AIA, focusing on single-family residential... Read More
Seattle's Trusted Source For Residential Architecture
Licensed in Washington State, his experience spans a wide variety of scope, with projects ranging from small to...
CCM Architecture is a full service Architectural Design and Construction company that focuses on providing... Read More
  • Click to Call(206) 595-9690
  • 6 miles from Shoreline, 1 project in Shoreline
Seattle Area Premiere Architect, Best of Houzz 2016 and 2017!
Patricia Brennan Architects (PBA) began its existence in 1983 with the premise that responsiveness to client...
Known for warm modern design that "plays well with others," DeForest Architects is dedicated to engaging clients... Read More
Seattle's Award Winning Modern-Focused Architecture
DAVID COLEMAN / ARCHITECTURE is known for creating spirited, refined, modern buildings that are timeless,...
Designs Northwest Architects is one of the Pacific Northwests leading residential architecture and planning... Read More
Seattle's Recognized Innovative Architects
Located in Seattle, b9 architects creates innovative, modern, green architectural design solutions. We are...
Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Shoreline, WA
H2D Architecture + Design
Architects and Building Designers in Shoreline, 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
ADAPT Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in Shoreline, WA
"Anne designed the remodel of our kitchen in our 1927 tudor home, which was a fairly major project, involving taking down walls, changing the exterior envelope and windows, and completely redoing the electrical and plumbing. We were very impressed by Anne's design expertise and guidance (both as an architect and as a designer) throughout the process, and appreciated her careful attention to detail as well as her ability to design a kitchen containing all of the modern elements we wanted while respecting the traditional architecture of our home. We truly enjoyed working with Anne during the design and construction process, and highly recommend Adapt Architecture for any home remodel or renovation, particularly for a historic house."
- amyroyalty
Scott Becker | Architect
Architects and Building Designers in Shoreline, WA
"I have collaborated with Scott on several projects and can assuredly recommend him as a fantastic architect to work with. As a client you want your architect to listen and understand your goals, to put his/her ego aside and design what is practical and esthetically relevant to you and your family, and most importantly support you through the entire experience with utmost professionalism, knowledge of the process and understanding of your budget. Scott delivers all that and more; he is experienced in a variety of styles, has creativity and skills coupled with the analytical sense to construct a solution that is not only visually stunning but delivers good cost/benefit balance over the future years maintaining the space. If you happen to review his work be it modern, traditional, or Nantucket beach-home style you will find a correlation among all of them - spaces he designs are elegant and classy without loud statements that transients through time and connects each home with their owners."
- natcl
FINNE Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Shoreline, WA
"Nils Finne has a deep knowledge of design, a modern appreciation for craft and detail, and an uncanny ability to design homes with a fresh spirit and vitality. We've worked with Finne Architects on an extenstion renovation and a new build in a remote location, and in both projects we were impressed with Nils' ability to carefully listen to and translate our needs and values into the homes we love today. He's a consumate professional: on budget, on time, incredibly responsive, and always a pleasure to work with. "
- lhaeger
Atelier Drome Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in Shoreline, WA
"Michelle Linden is a lovely person and talented architect. I had the privilege of working on the colors for a home she designed and the homeowners remarked often about the great job she did."
- Anne Viggiano Color & Design
Allied8 (formerly Verge AD)
Architects and Building Designers in Shoreline, WA
"We hired Leah to help us with a major kitchen remodel on our home. The project included removing a large portion of the front of the house. We had some ideas in mind, but it took Leah's keen insight and experience to translate those ideas into a workable project. There were so many aspects a lay person doesn't consider. Leah guided us through the process, asked all the right questions, and made endless suggestions that improved the outcome. Our home looks great, and is SO much more livable. Its been over 2 years since we did it, and we still get neighbors who pay us compliments when they walk by. The windows Leah recommended are simply fantastic. They look great, and their arrangement creates a nice breeze through the kitchen. A big plus when cooking on a hot summers night. I recommend Leah to our friends whenever we can. She is an experienced, level headed professional that provides both great ideas and excellent project management."
- unionbayproject
Ten Directions Design, Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Shoreline, WA
"TDD's Alan Ness was the architect for the remodel of a mid-century house which hadn't had any alterations since the 1970s. Since we were new to the area he helped guide us to a good selection of contractors. All the changes were to the interior - the major ones being a change from oil furnace to natural gas and modernizing the lighting. He is timely, a good listener, thorough in terms of design and organization, responsive to suggestions, and made two suggestions that we wouldn't have come up with that we are pleased with. He helped us keep the character of the house's original architectural style and helped us make informed choices about materials that were less wasteful and/or 'greener'."
- Candis Litsey
Shuler Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in Shoreline, WA
"“Mark was asked to submit a proposal to design a house that I was planning to build in Preston, WA. After interviewing several Architects, Mark's portfolio of previous work was most impressive. He had as many detailed drawings for the meticulous woodwork of the interior of the house (what I was looking for) as he did for the structure / exterior of the house. Since that time, Mark has supported several creative designs to include an in-law apartment and the planning of a home I wish to build in Bend, OR. His responsiveness when I have questions and the ideas he offered have been tremendously helpful and I consider him an ultimate professional in his work. I appreciate his high sense of integrity in all that he does.”"
- sandrasgreen
Board & Vellum
Architects and Building Designers in Shoreline, 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
Walls and Weeds, Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in Shoreline, WA
"They say it says a lot when a contractor hires an Architect to do design on his personal home, and it should say a lot about Skip. Skip did a great job listening to my wife and I dream up the list of remodel priorities we had for our out dated 60's waterfront rambler, and put into design exactly what we were hoping to accomplish. He was able to project not only his own costs in Architect fees accurately, but was also very savvy of current construction costs and kept his design in great relation to our budget. I highly recommend Skip's services and will look forward to our next great project together."
- Precision Millwork and Door Company
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How do I find the best Shoreline 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 Shoreline 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 Shoreline, 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 Shoreline, 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 Shoreline 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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