9,797 Architects and Building Designers in Downey, CA

It is often said when you're building a house, you’re building a dream. An architect or master of building design can make your dream house a reality. Architects can help you design and redesign spaces of your home or focus on helping you build your own house from the ground up. Architectural firms have extensive knowledge of architectural design and building materials, and a strong appreciation of ergonomics – warmth, light, and flow within a property. As you search through architects and building designers in Downey, CA, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
Brandon Architects, Inc. is a boutique full-service architectural design firm specializing in high-end custom... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Costa Mesa, CA
  • +1 714-754-4040
  • Costa Mesa, CA, 92626
Southern California Award Winning Architect Best of Houzz 2012-2017
Sennikoff Architects, Inc. is a full service architectural practice licensed in the state of California...
  • +1 562-344-5438
MYD studio is a Southern California based small architecture firm that values an integrated, client-focused... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Aliso Viejo, CA
  • +1 949-274-9693
  • Aliso Viejo, CA, 92656
Los Angeles Award Winning Architectural Firm
Our goals are to design sustainable, efficient solutions functionally & aesthetically in conformance with the...
  • +1 626-584-0860
Peters Architecture is a collaborative design firm providing uniquely crafted solutions to our clients one at a... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Laguna Hills, CA
  • +1 949-916-4800
  • Laguna Hills, CA, 92653
Here at Teale Architecture, we believe creativity is to design a home that fits the owner, site, style, climate,... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Costa Mesa, CA
  • +1 949-975-0123
  • Costa Mesa, CA, 92626
Thank you Houzz Community for voting us Best of Houzz for 8 consecutive years! Jeannette Architects is a full... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Long Beach, CA
  • +1 562-987-9139
  • Long Beach, CA, 90803
Best in Houzz Award Winning Architect / Interior Designer! Michelle Anaya, AIA is a registered architect in... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Manhattan Beach, CA
  • +1 310-283-5925
  • Manhattan Beach, CA, 90266
Dutton Architects is a boutique architectural firm providing exceptional levels of service to clients seeking... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Los Angeles, CA
  • +1 323-668-2600
  • Los Angeles, CA, 90012
We are a full service architecture and interior design firm specializing in sustainable solutions for... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Los Angeles, CA
  • +1 323-461-0050
  • Los Angeles, CA, 90028
Creating Beautiful, luxury residences while nurturing a close relationship with each client is the abiding... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Newport Beach, CA
  • +1 949-720-7022
  • Newport Beach, CA, 92660
William Guidero Design provides custom full-service home design and planning with 30+ years of design experience.... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Newport Beach, CA
  • +1 949-675-2626
  • Newport Beach, CA, 92663
Exceptional Design. Exceptional Service. Exceptional Value. These are the cornerstones of our work. As... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Laguna Beach, CA
  • +1 949-497-1827
  • Laguna Beach, CA, 92651
Hsu McCullough is a full service architecture firm specializing in custom home design rooted in comfort. Led by... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Los Angeles, CA
  • +1 310-663-3320
  • Los Angeles, CA, 90077
As a registered California architect with a Master's Degree in architecture, David combines his East coast... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Manhattan Beach, CA
  • +1 310-546-0044
  • Manhattan Beach, CA, 90266
Eric Aust Architect brings 22 years of architectural experience in all aspects of design. Specializing in custom... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Newport Beach, CA
  • +1 949-637-5220
  • Newport Beach, CA, 92663
Richart Design is a full-service design company, bringing over 30 years of experience to each of our projects. We... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Costa Mesa, CA
  • +1 949-422-9191
  • Costa Mesa, CA, 92627
Featured Reviews for Architects & Building Designers in Downey, CA
Brandon Architects, Inc.
Architects & Building Designers in Downey, CA
"I am a local builder in Corona Del Mar, CA. I have watched and admired the many homes Brandon Architects has designed in the area. It did not take me long to realize this firm had many talents. By the time my next project came along, I made sure I would consult with this firm first. From their initial presentation to the drawings and site visits, I have been nothing but impressed. Chris and his team have proved to me they have talent, creativity and professionalism. My project is currently just past the framing stage, and Chris and his team visit my site frequently. Each time they prove to me they are there to assist and support me all the way to completion. I look forward to working with Brandon Architects for years to come. Frank Ultimo Team Ultimo Real Estate & Development, Inc."
- Team Ultimo Real Estate & Development, Inc.
Moss Yaw Design studio
Architects & Building Designers in Downey, CA
"Jason and Lauren of MYD studio were responsible for the successful remodel of my kitchen in Orange County, California. They created a great design based on my needs and requests, and also, managed the construction of the whole project. I couldn't be happier with the result and working relationship throughout the project. I highly recommend MYD studio and hope to work with them again in the future!"
- sencheng8
Peters Architecture
Architects & Building Designers in Downey, CA
"Austin is a very nice person and we've working together for several years. Most of his projects are homes and I like his design a lot. I am so honerd to work with him as he is really professional and always provide us the most prompt feedback. Whenever we had any questions, he guided us very patiently, always. It was a pleasant working with him through these years and I am sure he will do better in his industry as he has a very strong personality and very responsible for his job! Good luck to him!"
- Vivi Chou
Teale Architecture
Architects & Building Designers in Downey, CA
"Mark Teale is one of the easiest architects to work with in the area! You will not find a better architect or architecture firm that will listen to your ideas and thoughts and illustrate it the way you didn't know you wanted it. They listen, suggest and create your masterpiece just for you. I am asked constantly about who I would recommend to draw up plans and the answer is ALWAYS Mark Teale! You won't go wrong here."
- SC Homes
Jeannette Architects
Architects & Building Designers in Downey, CA
"My wife and I hired Jeannette Architects to assist us with a major remodel (interior/exterior) of our 3,500 sq. ft. ranch style home in Newport Beach. The task: incorporate warm contemporary design into our 1970's "woody cabin." As a real estate developer and because it's our third major house remodel there were many design elements we knew we wanted but many more that we needed help with. As capable as Jeff (Jeannette) is with his design sense, we believe that it's his ability to listen to his clients, understand client goals, how we will live in the space and how that fits into our budget is what sets Jeff apart from other architects. The Jeannette team met aggressive time constraints, produced a thorough set of construction documents, were always quick to provide clarification and answers to our questions and were great resources for product and material options and information. True professionals that we would use again and confidently refer to others. Our project is nearing completion and I can't wait to share photos."
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Michelle Anaya Architects
Architects & Building Designers in Downey, CA
"Michelle Anaya was the architect and interior designer for several outstanding custom homes that I have built over the past five years. She brought great creativity and a unique style to all aspects of the design of each home. Her attention to detail is remarkable. Michelle’s work strikes a perfect balance between successfully addressing practical concerns and aesthetic excellence. She was a pleasure to work with and the homes she designed for me are beautiful!"
- Fred Larian
Dutton Architects Inc.
Architects & Building Designers in Downey, CA
"We are nearing the end of a remodel/addition for which we hired Dutton Architects. Through permitting difficulties and modification reviews they were there every step of the way. From structural issues to the smallest of details there was always an open line of communication. They were always available to answer our questions and address our concerns anytime - even for a second or third time. Construction is a trying time for any family and working with a team sympathetic to that was so helpful. People literally slow down to look at our project as they are driving by. It is so uniquely ours. So happy to have hired them."
- vinnyquinnymom
Koffka Phakos Design
Architects & Building Designers in Downey, CA
"Koffka Phakos designed our 3,400 square foot home from blueprints to finish. They were with us every step of the way. We believed them to be collaborative, creative, helpful and such nice people. We are thrilled with the way our home turned out and thoroughly enjoyed the process of working with Adrian, Cynthia and their staff."
- chloebglass
South Coast Architects, Inc.
Architects & Building Designers in Downey, CA
"Frank and his staff are incredible. We're so thrilled to be working with them on a 9,000sf home in Dana Point. He has a great design aesthetic and brings incredible ideas and design to the project! Look forward to many more projects with them!!"
- Bliss Design
William Guidero Planning and Design
Architects & Building Designers in Downey, CA
"As a Landscape Designer, we have worked with Bill Guidero on many projects. We have always found Bill's work to be innovative, yet in line with the aesthetics and budgets of his Clients. Bill is also extremely accessible and this is extremely important when working with an Architect. I very highly recommend Bill for any Residential Architecture Project!"
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How do I find the best Downey, CA architect for my home design or renovation project?


When building or renovating your home, you don't simply hire an architect or building designer — you build a relationship with them. Be sure you chose a home architect who will be involved in all phases of the design process, from the initial concept to the completed construction. Architecture is an incredibly technical profession and one where getting things wrong can literally put lives at risk, so ensure you hire a professional with a valid license or an architectural firm to maintain high quality and standards. Your next consideration will be architectural style. Some residential architects specialise in designing traditional homes or farmhouses, others in designing modern replicas of traditional homes. While a few have a knack for imagining bolder, more futuristic architectural design in Downey, CA that incorporates the latest technology.

Once you have frozen on the architect or building designer, chat through your goals, projected budget, scope of work, schedule and any other specific requirements you might have. Ask them to walk you through the process, including the number of architectural design consultations, site visits and what they will be delivering and when, e.g. feasibility study, a technical drawing, tender package and/or planning application drawings. Also, get a sense of whether they are a good listener, collaborator, and problem solver. Finally, be sure to find out what the architect needs from you,deeds, rights of way, deposit, staged payments and so on.

How much does hiring an architect in Downey, CA cost?


Home construction and renovation often have a preset budget and hence it is important to understand how much architects charge. While there is no set payment structure, independent architects may charge differently from architectural firms. Architects sometimes choose to calculate their fees on the basis of a per square foot rate. In rare cases, especially with smaller projects, Downey, CA architects may choose to ask their clients for a fixed fee. Make sure the total figure and payment schedule is agreed as part of your contract, particularly if you are trying to accurately estimate the cost of building a house.


Questions to ask prospective Downey, CA architects:


  • What types of renderings (3D, video, illustrative) will you produce?
  • Who will be working on my project? (This is very important if you hire an architectural firm)
  • What is your fee structure?
  • What does the cost include?
  • Can you handle my special requests?
  • What is your experience with similar projects/ architectural design and style?
  • 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 other subcontractors?
  • What do you estimate the cost will be?
  • Are there any complications you foresee with this project?
  • What will I need to provide?

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