Find a architect in San Jose, CA

Find architects in San Jose, CA

Find architects in San Jose, CA

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Find architects in San Jose, CA

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Top 10 architects in San Jose, CA

Homeowners agree: these San Jose architects are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Green Galaxy Builders, Inc.

Green Galaxy Builders, Inc.

5.0(1)
Offers online services
9+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Gregory K. says, "Professionalism, Knowledge of Construction, Following Through, Understanding of best practices and building products such as SIPs that reduced cost, time, and increases performance and efficiency." Read more
Renovate Max Inc

Renovate Max Inc

5.0(1)
Offers online services
14+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Ryan L. says, "I hired Renovate Max to renovate my Menlo Park home after they were recommended to me by a close friend. I interviewed several contractors and hired Ali because he was willing to commit to an aggressive schedule and completion date with competitive price, no small task given the work involved. I was, and still am, thrilled with the high quality of the work that was done. Ali and his wonderful crew even worked late on Christmas Eve & New Year to make sure that my new kitchen was ship-shape and ready for me to host Christmas dinner. I always recommend Ali Erfan to my clients because of the many positive experiences that I have had with him, both on my own home and those of others. His attention to detail, willingness to collaborate, excellent team and careful accounting practices make him a pleasure to work with. " Read more
Northpoint Building And Design Inc.

Northpoint Building And Design Inc.

New on HomeGuide
22+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
We are asked successful business ,construction company. We have been doing business in the bay area for the last 30 years . We do custom homes and additions
Sigura Construction

Sigura Construction

5.0(1)
20+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Leah K. says, "Sigura Construction did landscape work in my backyard as well as a bathroom remodel, and installation of new flooring throughout my house. I cannot say enough about how amazing my backyard looks. New grass, a beautifully paved walkway, a water fountain with a serene sound, and the most colorful flowers I've ever had! My bathroom is also better than what my original plans called for, and I'm so glad that the owner, Ilan, made the suggestion he did for the wall ledge in the shower. Such a functional feature, that eliminates the need for a plastic shower caddy to hold my shampoo and conditioner. And the combination of tile and hardwood flooring to distinguish between the family room and the rest of the house was such a great idea by Doug, the production manager. And the crew that worked at my house was clean and respectful. I am pleased as punch, and will definitely use Sigura Construction again, if ever another construction need arises!" Read more
A & D Builders

A & D Builders

New on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Complete service from design to final construction project
Dwell Construction

Dwell Construction

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
30+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
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Shorty's Handyman Services

Shorty's Handyman Services

5.0(3)
28+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Sara H. says, "Sergio Referred Shorty to do a patch and he did it quick! " Read more
Spire Architecture

Spire Architecture

New on HomeGuide
30+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Welcome to Spire Architecture, your destination for captivating design. We specialize in residential and small commercial projects, bringing imagination to life. Our approach blends comprehensive design, precise documentation, and seamless design-build services. From aesthetics to budget, we craft solutions that inspire. We embrace projects of all sizes with passion and flexibility. With advanced tools, we shape ideas into reality. Our digital modeling and visualization techniques create photorealistic imagery, immersive videos, and dynamic media. Collaborating with experts, we maintain unrivaled standards. Navigating design reviews and pe
Trust Construction Company, Inc.

Trust Construction Company, Inc.

New on HomeGuide
27+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Trust Construction Company, Inc., based in San Jose, CA, has been a leader in the construction industry since its establishment in 1997. With a focus on various construction and remodeling projects, the company takes pride in its high-quality craftsmanship and commitment to customer satisfaction. They specialize in kitchen and bathroom remodels, room additions, and new home construction. Trust Construction's team of experienced and skilled craftsmen have successfully handled thousands of projects, ensuring every job is completed on time and within budget.
Janice McCabe

Janice McCabe

New on HomeGuide
38+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Janice McCabe Interior Design, founded in 1986 and based in Los Gatos, CA, specializes in both residential and commercial interior design and build. Known for their creative and timeless designs, they offer personalized services ranging from space planning and remodeling to fine furniture and lighting. With a commitment to only using the highest quality materials and subcontractors, they are dedicated to helping clients develop their own style and create warm, functional spaces. Their design philosophy is rooted in understanding color, form, space, light, and texture, ensuring each project's success.

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 Jose architects

Recent success stories from people in the San Jose area.
Vijay G.
Edgar Mr Shorty knows what he is doing! I was amazed with the level 5 ceiling patch he did quickly and he also did a fantastic paint job that it looks like nothing happened! I am very blessed to have hired hes company.
Shorty's Handyman Services
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