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Top 10 architects in Los Angeles, CA

Homeowners agree: these Los Angeles architects are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Pylon Designs

Pylon Designs

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, 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
Key Point Corporation

Key Point Corporation

5.0(4)
Offers online services
1 hire on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, 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
Mdk Construction

Mdk Construction

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
9+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, 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.
Green Tech Remodeling And Design

Green Tech Remodeling And Design

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
15+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, 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.
SDs - Sharkov Design Studio

SDs - Sharkov Design Studio

New on HomeGuide
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Elizabeth works very closely with each of her clients - from the very first design scetches, trough the entire design development process, trough navigating all city agencies for obtaining the necessary permits to the final stages of construction and various installations. She can bring all type of professionals like structural engineers, land surveyors, general contractors and subcontractors, and various supliers who have been working closely with her for about 30 years. She will help you to choose the best, based on the specific design decisions. With her extencive architectural practice, Elizabeth will be your close adviser, advocat and e...
MAKE Architecture

MAKE Architecture

New on HomeGuide
22+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
MAKE is known for excellent customer attention and outstanding design and our ability to guide our Clients through the project from germination through completion. We thoroughly enjoy working with Clients understand their needs and desires, to usher those goals into inspirational design solutions, and work to see them to conceived.
AE Architecture, Inc

AE Architecture, Inc

New on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Our architectural designs have been published around the world, been on the cover of the Los Angeles Times, and recently received international award. Turning the average bungalow into a sought after architectural gem.
The Melvin Grant Company

The Melvin Grant Company

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
32+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Rarely do I get excited about architectural projects anymore, but I do get excited when I witness the clients excitement at the completion of the project.
Horst Architects

Horst Architects

5.0Exceptional(11)
25+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Louis D. says, "Horst Architects are designing my new Laguna home. He passion and creativity have taken my ordinary, original concept and turned it into something spectacular. In addition, he is a really nice person to work and collaborate with, which is also reflected in his team. I highly recommend." Read more
Studio Revision

Studio Revision

New on HomeGuide
2+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
We are a residential design company specializing in remodels and additions in Los Angeles. We take immense care and consideration for how you and your family use your space, and we use those qualities to unlock its design potential! It is important to dream big, but to also have as much information in front of you to make informed decisions so nothing is a surprise. We work with top contractors in Los Angles that are an integral part of the team to advise you on how the design influences your budget. It is our mission to create more transparency in the industry so homeowners can confidently and peacefully make improvements to their home.

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 Los Angeles architects

Recent success stories from people in the Los Angeles 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
Neil L.
We've worked with Horst and team over the last few years on a remodel of a heritage home. Through many revisions, often prompted by city and heritage reviews, Horst and team have been creative, prompt and professional. We love the plans they've developed. While our property is more traditional than contemporary, we've appreciated Horst's ability to move between the two. And aside from that, he and his team are just really nice people.
Horst Architects
M. D.
I needed to get a adu called yor since they were very close to the area. We got a fantastic quote and we went along with them and the final results are just amazing. From the work to the process and the finishing it was very professional.
YOR Construction and Investment inc.
Ken S.
Sky Renovation and new construction are true professionals in every aspect of work. They recently remodeled our kitchen and we wanted combination of modern and classic look so not simple task but remodeled kitchen looks just as we wished it will look like, even better. We didn't had a single complaint about Sky Renovation team, they were nice, quick and efficient, informed us about working progress all the time and gave us some very important advises. Also the quality of materials they used was highest quality. This contractor deserves highest possible rating, thanks!
Sky Renovation & New Construction
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