West 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 West 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 West 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 Premier 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...
Since establishing Sensitive Design in 1996, Susanne has undertaken numerous design and project management... Read More
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  • West Vancouver, British Columbia, V7V 2E7, Canada
North Vancouver's Knowledgable Building Designer
We specialize in space planning and building design customized to the needs and desires of our clients and are...
Established in 1985, Frits de Vries Architect Ltd. is an award-winning, Vancouver-based Architectural firm with a... Read More
Vancouver's Best Award Winning Architecture Firm
We are an award winning, design-oriented firm known for our attention to detail. We provide comprehensive...
Halex Architecture is a full service Architectural firm specializing in Residential work, small to medium sized... Read More
Creating Spaces for Meaningful Lives
Our architectural studio consults on residential, cultural and institutional projects. We offer architectural...
Vancouver home design services with over 32 years of experience offers exclusive design ideas to Home owners,... Read More
Vancouver Based Multi-disciplinary Design + Build Firm
Bananarch is a multi-disciplinary design + build firm offering services in several areas of practice:...
Ours is a small architectural studio based in North Vancouver, British Columbia providing personalized service in... Read More
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Building & Interior Designer in North Shore BC | Best of Houzz 2018
ADA is a an experienced and comprehensive design firm servicing the greater Vancouver area. ADA specializes in...
Arata Hatanaka Design Atelier (ADA) is a registered Building Design and Interior Design studio based in North... Read More
Vancouver Architecture & Interior Design | 11x Best of Houzz Winner
Synthesis Design Inc. has a strong background in residential projects from renovations and additions, to complete...
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Peter Rose Architecture and Interiors creates residences of distinction in Greater Vancouver. Our houses are...
It's all about you! Your dreams, your site, your budget…. that's our inspiration! It is all about creating a... Read More
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Vancouver's Most Innovative Architect and Building Designer
Based on a understanding of architecture, planning and the natural environment JWT Architecture aims to connect...
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...
Redefine Design can take you from your first ideas to the home of your dreams. Our services include drafting,... Read More
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Boutique home design firm with a focus on modern, energy-efficient & cost-efficient dwellings tailored for the...
John Henshaw Architect Inc. is a multidisciplinary, award winning firm with more than 20 years of experience. We... Read More
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...
Our projects range from showcase homes to budget-driven renovations. Our clients range from first time home... Read More
Vancouver Area's Versatile Residential Design Firm -Best of Houzz 2017
From the design of a small renovation to the construction of a single family home, I work with clients to create...
Matthew T. Hansen Architect is a registered firm established in 1996 by its principle Matt Hansen Architect AIBC.... Read More
Vancouver's Most Prestigious Design Studio I 4X Best of Houzz Winner
Susanne’s expertise is based on her creative talent, practical design capabilities & strong technical & project...
Devise Design is a custom residential design firm based in Vancouver, with projects ranging from small... Read More
Vancouver's Preferred Architectural Design Studio- Best of Houzz 2018
Matthew T. Hansen Architect is a registered firm established in 1996. Matthew T. Hansen Architect has developed a...
Vancouver based architectural practice specializing in residential construction, both new and renovations, as... Read More
Award Winning Vancouver Design Firm Best of Houzz 2014-2018
Our design team fuse metropolitan necessities, such as storage, convenience, and multi-use spaces, with elements...
Deb Cove Design is a full service design firm serving the Vancouver area. We specialize in offering Interior... Read More
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Kallweit Graham Architecture (KGA) is an established Vancouver architectural firm that’s made up of talented and...
Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in West Vancouver, BC
SGDI - Sarah Gallop Design Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in West Vancouver, BC
"Sarah is a consummate professional with a keen eye and shares a unique vision for every space she approaches."
sensitive design inc.
Architects and Building Designers in West Vancouver, BC
"Susanne Doise has worked for us as a designer and project manager, introducing contemporary ideas and good space solutions always with her touch of European flavor . We enlarged and modified the interior and exterior of the second floor of a 50 year old house into an open space concept mostly in the dining, sitting and kitchen area as well as the Master Bedroom quarters. Overall good work, within budget and complete understanding of our needs and lifestyle."
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Frits de Vries Architect Ltd.
Architects and Building Designers in West 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."
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Halex Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in West Vancouver, BC
"We hired Halex Architecture to design the addition of a family room and deck to our 1940's bungalow in New Westminster and were thrilled with the outcome. Kent took great care to ensure that the addition was integrated into our home's architectural style and we receive nothing butt compliments about how the addition feels and looks like a part of the original house. Fees were as budgeted and he was open to ideas and suggestions provided during the design process, including feedback from our contractor. He was also very supportive and helpful throughout the sometimes daunting municipal permit and approval process. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Halex Architecture."
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Architects and Building Designers in West 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."
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Vallely Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in West Vancouver, BC
"Kevin designed two Contemporary single family residences for me with an eye towards the working at home professional. Beautiful design and open concept with the option of a nanny/ income suite and seperate entrance to my home office. Unfortunately we moved before we could complete the project. I hope the new property owners continue with his design , it would be a great addition to the North Shore ."
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ADA - arata hatanaka design atelier
Architects and Building Designers in West Vancouver, BC
"I had the pleasure of working with Arata on a difficult project and found him to be very professional and well organized. I will not hesitate to work with him or to recommend him."
- Asif Hussain
Kallweit Graham Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in West Vancouver, BC
"Good team ; interested in the big picture ; connected with the municipalities ; think outside the box ; sensitive to fees ; they designed our house in 2000 and I am happy to work with them again with this master planning exercise."
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Redefine Design
Architects and Building Designers in West Vancouver, BC
"Redefine Design helped me create the space of my dreams. They represented my interests with the contractor, met design deadlines and provided samples and mood boards. They are a pleasure to work with. Thank you!"
- Catherine Crough
John Henshaw Architect Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in West 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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How do I find the best West 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 West 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 West 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 West 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 West 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 West Vancouver, BC on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to West 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 in West Point Grey, Gibsons, Gambier Island, Bowen Island and New Westminster.

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