Find a architect in Lakewood, CA

Find architects in Lakewood, CA

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Top 10 architects in Lakewood, CA

Homeowners agree: these Lakewood architects are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Key Point Corporation

Key Point Corporation

5.0(4)
Offers online services
1 hire on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves Lakewood, CA
Ken L. says, "I had Simon and his team done multiple jobs for my home and my retail business. Simon provided direct and honest opinions for my home and business projects, on time and schedule, affordable price, and very easy to work with. I felt comfortable with his team because they were very knowledgeable in their work. My customers love the salons that he designs and built for me in Irvine. It was pleasant to have his work done for my home and businesses." Read more
Pacific Sands

Pacific Sands

5.0(1)
12+ years in business
Serves Lakewood, CA
Rj J. says, "Very fast to reply to our questions. Also, when working Cameron and Mark they helped explain so much of the process. We felt really well informed, which was very different from other architects and designers that we worked with." Read more
Green Tech Remodeling And Design

Green Tech Remodeling And Design

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
15+ years in business
Serves Lakewood, CA
We are family owned operated we provide great service our goal is to make sure customers are happy with the results most important that project go smooth and correct.
Pylon Designs

Pylon Designs

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Serves Lakewood, CA
I'm thrilled to introduce myself as your potential partner in creating the home of your dreams. With 15 years of experience in architecture design and four years of running my own business, I've cultivated a deep passion for home design that I bring to every project. Working with me means embarking on a collaborative journey where your vision and aspirations are at the forefront. Here's what you can expect when you choose to work with me: Passion for Home Design: Home design isn't just a job for me; it's my passion. I approach each project with enthusiasm and creativity, ensuring that your home reflects your unique style, needs, and persona
Todd Verwers Architects Inc.

Todd Verwers Architects Inc.

5.0(1)
Top Pro
28+ years in business
Serves Lakewood, CA
Henrik R. says, "'m Danish living in California. At the moment I am working with Todd Verwers for the third time on a complete remodel of my home in Palm Springs. I have only one word to say about Todd: Genius !! Oh... and one more: The nicest person you will ever want to meet. We had 12 people for a cocktail party last night. All doors open, fire places going, the house lit like a jewel box, people moving in and out, the flow fantastic because of……. YOU! I love my house. Henrik Rasmussen & Bruce Benzler" Read more
Mdk Construction

Mdk Construction

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
9+ years in business
Serves Lakewood, CA
We are general contractor, we have 22 years of experience, our priority our customers satisfaction, we provide the best service and prices to our customers. We warranty our customers 100% satisfaction.

Your Architectural Services questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much does an architect cost near me?

Hiring an architect costs 5% to 20% of the total project cost, depending on the size and type. Some architects charge $100 to $250 per hour, while others charge $2 to $15 per square foot for new construction. The flat-rate cost for an architect to draw plans is $2,000 to $20,000.

What services does an architecture firm provide?

Architectural services include the planning, designing, and drawing of home plans and remodeling projects, and managing the construction contracts on behalf of homeowners. Other services include obtaining permits, producing documentation required for the city, and obtaining certificates of occupancy for completed projects.

  • Consultation and schematic design – Pre-design planning, ideas, and concepts are presented and developed with client feedback. Then a rough sketch is designed to ensure the building requirements are clearly understood.
  • Design development – The rough sketches are developed, reviewed, and refined into final drawing plans, specifications, and elevations.
  • Construction documents – The architect helps the client select materials and finishes, coordinates with other designers and engineers, and produces a set of legal contract documents ready for building.
  • Contract negotiation – The architect solicits bids from building contractors and helps the client select and hire a contractor.
  • Construction contract administration – The architect manages the contractors to resolve any conflicts, ensures the project is built to the drawing plans and specifications, and performs a final inspection.

Do I need a residential architect or a contractor?

  • Hire an architect when building a custom home or for home remodeling projects involving structural changes or costs beyond 5% of your house's value.
  • Hire a general contractor for house renovations or remodeling projects that don't involve structural changes or costs less than 5% of your home's value.
  • Hire a structural engineer for remodeling projects that involve the house's stability, such as knocking down a wall, rebuilding a chimney, or planning an addition.

Does a home architect have to be licensed?

Residential building and remodeling projects may be exempt from requiring a licensed architect in the design, depending on the state. States require locally licensed architects to stamp drawing plans for commercial building projects.

How do I find an architect in my area?

Start by searching our list of remodeling architects, then compare reviews and costs. After finding and contacting potential services:

How to choose an architect:

  • Get at least three estimates from local architects to compare.
  • Ask for recommendations from family, friends, and neighbors.
  • Select companies that are licensed, bonded, and experienced.
  • Verify their license, insurance, worker’s compensation, and bond guarantees.
  • Read reviews and check out their previous work on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Look for architects that are a member of The American Institute of Architects.
  • Ask about their warranties and guarantees.
  • Ask for a full itemized estimate in writing.
  • Avoid making large payments upfront. Come up with a payment schedule for work completed.

After asking questions and verifying their credentials, hire the best architectural services near you.

What questions to ask local architects before hiring?

When hiring an architectural designer, ask them the following questions:

  • How long have you been in business?
  • How many similar projects have you completed?
  • Are there any potential complications you foresee with this project?
  • What is your architect style?
  • Can I see your license and liability insurance?
  • Can you provide testimonials and references from past customers?
  • What type of renderings (3D, video, illustrative drawings) will you submit?
  • Can you handle special requirements such as ADA or LEED?
  • How long will the project take?
  • Do you help with finding and hiring general contractors and subcontractors?
  • What does your warranty policy include?
  • What is your fee structure and schedule?
  • What services are included in the cost?
  • Can you provide me a written estimate or contract?
  • What happens when your costs exceed the budget?
  • What do I need to provide to get started?

Reviews for Lakewood architects

Recent success stories from people in the Lakewood area.
Ernesto L.
Last year I wanted to add a bifolding door and remodel of my home, Simon provided me and my wife with great plan options that fits our budget. He took his time to explained with patience, which we took a long time to decide but he respected us and waited. The project finished on time and just the way my wife and I'd expected. Their team are very professional. No doubts to his professionalism.
Key Point Corporation
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