Vancouver, BC Architects and Building Designers

Is the scope of your home design project beyond simply replacing countertops or flooring? It’s the responsibility of a Vancouver 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 Vancouver, BC interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
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SGDI is an experienced and award-winning design firm; offering complete design or interior design of custom homes... Read More
Vancouver Based Award Winning Residential Design
We are small by design which allows us to provide our clients with a highly personalized service. We also have a...
John Henshaw Architect Inc. is a multidisciplinary, award winning firm with more than 20 years of experience. We... Read More
  • Click to Call(604) 264-1072
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, V6P 6G2, Canada
Vancouver's Customer-Preferred Architect For Over 20 Years
We derive inspiration from where we live, work, and play everyday. We seek to protect and enhance nature, while...
Lanefab is an award winning design+build team crafting new custom homes and major renovations. Design quality and... Read More
  • Click to Call(604) 227-5042
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, V5T1Z7, Canada
Vancouver's Luxury Full-Service Architecture & Interior Design Firm
We offer a playful yet rigorous approach to design. Projects come to life through pollination of key ideas and a...
Sustainable...Evocative...Efficient...Distinct! One SEED is a boutique firm based in Vancouver, BC, that is... Read More
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  • Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 3H7, Canada
Surrey's Top Home Builder I 2018 Georgie Awards Renovator of the Year
For over 20 years Graeme Huguet and his team have been creating great living spaces. From a small kitchen or bath...
K. Henry Design has been providing residential design services to Vancouver and surrounding communities since... Read More
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  • Vancouver, British Columbia, V6J1T5, Canada
Vancouver's Architectural & Interior Design Firm | 2x Best of Houzz
Kallweit Graham Architecture (KGA) is an established Vancouver architectural firm that’s made up of talented and...
Established in 1985, Frits de Vries Architect Ltd. is an award-winning, Vancouver-based Architectural firm with a... Read More
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  • Vancouver, British Columbia, V6J 1G5, Canada
Vancouver Area's Skilled Architectural Design Firm
Committed to hands-on design that reflects the clients needs against the creative constraints such as...
DLP Architecture Inc, founded by Lucio Picciano, is a Vancouver based design firm that offers a broad range of... Read More
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  • Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B-2V2, Canada
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Peter Rose Architecture and Interiors creates residences of distinction in Greater Vancouver. Our houses are...
Our projects range from showcase homes to budget-driven renovations. Our clients range from first time home... Read More
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  • Vancouver, British Columbia, V6J1T5, Canada
High-Quality Prefab Homes—Designed For Living Well
We guide our clients through a simplified, interactive design process, leveraging the predictability of...
Vancouver's High-End Architectural Firm Best of Houzz 2015-2017!
Established in 1985, Frits de Vries Architect Ltd. is an award-winning, Vancouver-based Architectural firm with a...
Vancouver home design services with over 32 years of experience offers exclusive design ideas to Home owners,... Read More
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  • Vancouver, British Columbia, V7T 1A2, Canada
Vancouver and the Greater Pacific NW Award-Winning Architect
babienko ARCHITECTS is an inventive architecture firm whose approach is grounded in solid construction techniques...
I have been designing homes and renovations to homes since the new millennium. I fell in love with modernism at a... Read More
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  • Vancouver, British Columbia, v6h 1b6, Canada
Vancouver's Premier Architect
Our design philosophy is focused on personal attention. We bring you the talent, advice, expertise, attention to...
Devise Design is a custom residential design firm based in Vancouver, with projects ranging from small... Read More
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  • Vancouver, British Columbia, V5T 1A7, Canada
Wow! and Zen - Spaces that promote wellbeing and manifest dreams
We know the value of establishing a relationship to understand clients and create exactly the kind of space they...
Peter Rose Architecture and Interiors creates residences of distinction in the Greater Vancouver area. Our houses... Read More
  • Click to Call(604) 330-0120
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, V6J 1S5, Canada
Vancouver's Most Innovative Architect and Building Designer
Based on a understanding of architecture, planning and the natural environment JWT Architecture aims to connect...
Jakobsen Associates is a Vancouver based design firm specializing in custom homes, renovations, interiors, and... Read More
Creating Spaces for Meaningful Lives
Our architectural studio consults on residential, cultural and institutional projects. We offer architectural...
Small scale building design & Interiors A designer with degrees in architecture & building technology, I like... Read More
  • Click to Call(604) 737-4863
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, V6H 2R4, Canada
Vancouver's Premier Architecture and Design Firm - Best of Houzz!
Boutique home design firm with a focus on modern, energy-efficient & cost-efficient dwellings tailored for the...
Architrix imagines that our homes reflect who we are. We draw much inspiration from the personalities of our... Read More
  • Click to Call(604) 677-7877
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, V6A4H6, Canada
Vancouver Area's Reputable Architectural Services
Distinctive custom homes by Folio Living Design. I incorporate and design based on my distinct philosophy;...
Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Vancouver, BC
SGDI - Sarah Gallop Design Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in Vancouver, BC
"Sarah is a consummate professional with a keen eye and shares a unique vision for every space she approaches."
- Corey Klassen Interior Design
John Henshaw Architect Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in Vancouver, BC
"John Henshaw Architect is a team of highly professional architects and designers. They will take the extra step and go beyond what is expected of them. In result, projects are always stunning, innovative and timeless. I would highly recommend this firm to anyone who is looking to build a home or improve the interior design of an existing space."
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Lanefab Design/Build
Architects and Building Designers in Vancouver, BC
"Lanefab provides excellent service to their customers and is a pleasure to work with as a professional. We work with them on a routine basis collaboratively on design and install. Their modern take on laneway homes and eco footprint makes them an invaluable resource in a city that is quickly densifying."
- Aloe Designs
One SEED Architecture + Interiors
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"SEED is specialised in custom homes that are sustainable. Allison Holden creates evocative, healthy environments that are in tune with the occupant and site."
- clementinebleue
K Henry Design
Architects and Building Designers in Vancouver, BC
"As a Vancouver Interior Designer, I have had opportunity to work on homes with architecture by Henry + Glegg Design and have found them to be professional and very personable to work with. I appreciate their prompt and helpful responses to any communication. Most of all, they are unfailingly enthusiastic about their projects and it's clear they truly care about making unique homes for their individual clients."
- Tanya Schoenroth Design
Frits de Vries Architect Ltd.
Architects and Building Designers in Vancouver, BC
"Working with the Frits de Vries firm has been an incredible process. Although my husband and I were new to building a house, they showed amazing patience and respect, being mindful of our budget, keeping us on track, always erring on the side of functionality when needed, and incorporated our personal wishes into a gorgeous design that has culminated in a truly stunning house that feels easy and comfortable to be in. They are connected to excellent builders and have overseen the construction of the house with great dedication and care. What is often a tense and stressful process was mostly mitigated due to their experience and calm demeanours, and I can happily say that it's been a lot of fun working with them."
- M. S.
DLP Architecture Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in Vancouver, BC
"Aside from excellent design for new builds, Lucio Picciano is right on trend with the newest in building technology. Lucio is our go-to architect to guide us through the design and build specifications for energy efficiency and passive house. Lucio delivers great design, and he also saves money for clients on energy consumption and is very comfortable with efficient building technologies and pre-fab."
- British Columbia Timberframe Co.
Alex Glegg Design
Architects and Building Designers in Vancouver, BC
"The design team at Alex Glegg Design was very intuitive. We found that Alex was able to easily interpret our ideas and dreams for our new home, through discussion and photos and put them on paper for us to explore further. We ended up with the perfect solution for our renovated home. From start to finish. It was a wonderful experience."
- hebalexander
Architects and Building Designers in Vancouver, BC
"This was a very challenging project due to the size.We were very pleased with the research done with materials and knowledge of new ideas. The company was very respectable of the budget provided, and often found various idea of how to complete projects. Preparation was always done before we tackled any new job with various choices which made it easier for us to make decisions. Also was able to work with different contractors sometimes at the same time and make the work "flow " accordingly."
- liamdeo1
Architects and Building Designers in Vancouver, BC
"A creative and practical designer. Designs were done in a very timely and affordable manner - we look forward to working with drk again."
- meghandru
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How do I find the best Vancouver 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 British Columbia 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 Vancouver 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 Vancouver, BC 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 Vancouver, BC 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 Vancouver 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 Vancouver, BC on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Vancouver architects. You may also look through photos of British Columbia 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 West Point Grey, Ladner, Bowen Island, White Rock and Richmond.
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