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Top 10 architects in San Diego, CA

Homeowners agree: these San Diego architects are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Todd Verwers Architects Inc.

Todd Verwers Architects Inc.

5.0(1)
Top Pro
28+ years in business
Serves San Diego, 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
Pylon Designs

Pylon Designs

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Serves San Diego, 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
BM STUDIO

BM STUDIO

5.0(2)
Offers online services
2 hires on HomeGuide
27+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Arbeth S. says, "The incredible design talent that they bring to each project! They turned the 1980's kitchen in my new home into a beautiful surround that works extremely well. Beyond that they are conscious of their client's purse and budget goals. Communication was great also." Read more
JMM Construction And Remodeling

JMM Construction And Remodeling

New on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
JMM Construction & Remodeling has proudly served the County of San Diego, California for over ten years. During the past decade we have been able to help many clients all over San Diego County. Our goal is to improve residential properties and help neighborhoods / communities with their construction projects. One of the reasons our clients stick with us for many years is because of our quality line of work, and our family-feel type of business. We do our very best to ensure our clients are completely satisfied with our projects before we go home at the end of the day, leaving them feeling stress-free and at ease!...
HLLK Architects

HLLK Architects

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
6+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
HLLK Architects is a full-service architecture firm based in San Diego, California. Our work covers a wide range of scales and project types from custom residential to large commercial projects. We believe that architecture has the ability to create a sense of place, represent an individual's or organization's values, and enhance the lives of its inhabitants. Every client and every project are unique. We strive to provide thoughtful design solutions using a collaborative design process. We pride ourselves in creating inspirational spaces that capture the unique lifestyle and environment of San Diego.
Reyes Studio

Reyes Studio

New on HomeGuide
13+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
American Institute of Architects member. Full-service design and project management services for high end custom residential design with over 30-years experience in San Diego and beyond. Licensed in California and Hawaii. www.reyesstudio.com We enjoy working with our clients to realize their design goals through a team oriented, energetic process which strives to create classic, timeless architecture of enduring value.
Hubbell And Hubbell Architects

Hubbell And Hubbell Architects

5.0Exceptional(7)
29+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
W&S D. says, "When the principals discussed architect selection, it was amazing how quickly the clear choice emerged as Drew Hubbell of Hubbell and Hubbell Architects. It became quickly evident that Drew & James Hubbell enjoy rock-star status due to their artistic architectural designs that are known to be on the cutting edge of the ‘green’ movement. All subsequent contacts the principals have had with the architect have supported the correctness of choosing Hubbell and Hubbell. " Read more
King Mahdi Builders Inc.

King Mahdi Builders Inc.

New on HomeGuide
Serves San Diego, CA
A small design build team delivering premium services. I enjoy couseling with clients aboiut new design and conveniences for theior homes or businesses. I love delivering the product as they wish.
Designs 4 You

Designs 4 You

New on HomeGuide
9+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Designs 4 You is a family-owned and operated San Diego construction company, we are fully committed to providing our customers with outstanding customer service, personal attention and quality work. We are both licensed and insured to work in San Diego county. Our office is centrally located at 9434 Chesapeake Drive Suite 1211 San Diego, CA 92123 We would love to help you bring your dreams to reality, contact us today! We enjoy the creative part of our job and seeing the smiles on our customers' faces after completing the project and them thanking us for making their house a dream place....
Shea Construction

Shea Construction

New on HomeGuide
17+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Shea Construction focuses on providing quality services that offer innovative, cost-effectivealternative approaches wherever possible. Furthermore, our project management solutions providea continuous stream of project information that is tailored to specifi c project needs, whether they areschedule, cost, technical, or regulatory-driven. You will fi nd that our team has the skill, knowledgeand experience in design, construction and management to deliver your project successfully. In 2007, Stephen Shea established Shea Construction and has compiled numerous commercial and residential projects throughout Southern California. Stephen continues ...

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 San Diego architects

Recent success stories from people in the San Diego area.
Laura R.
Albert and Susan are masters at helping clients determine what their vision is for a space and then making it happen. They adhere to your design aesthetic but will always offer an additional suggestion to help elevate the room- offering an expertise that you might not have. Albert and Susan insist on top quality and only work with contractors and vendors that can deliver it. They are also wizards at finding good quality but less expensive options for high end looks.
BM STUDIO
Nuns M.
The sisters’ rooms are better insulated in the new building so not as many of us have gotten sick. The insulated walls keep us warm from the mountain air.
Hubbell and Hubbell Architects
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