9,588 Architects and Building Designers in Westminster, 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 Westminster, CA, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
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Architect & Building Designer in Huntington Beach, CA
  • +1 714-473-6623
  • Huntington Beach, CA
Los Angeles & Orange County's Most Recognized Design-Build Firm
We are consistently reaching for sublime perfection. We’ve assembled a team of passionate, accomplished &...
  • +1 562-494-7453
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
Orange & Riverside County's Premier Residential Designer
Blueprint Studio is your homeowner-friendly design partner specializing in dream plans, custom remodels and room...
  • +1 909-247-6297
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
Orange County Residential Design Firm- Best of Houzz 2017
Years of experience in Architecture and Construction complement our mission of creating unique spaces that are...
  • +1 714-400-2569
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
North Orange County Custom Architecture
Serving Orange County since 1999. Ultimately our goal is to create high quality buildings, appropriate to their...
  • +1 949-497-3520
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
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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
Orange County’s Leader in Drafting & Design Services | Best of Houzz
Here at David Michael Designs, we offer both 2D and 3D designs for any size residential project. With the power...
  • +1 949-701-9539
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
North Orange County's Creative Architect & Design Build Firm
Our vision is to shape a future that enhances life and to inspire human potentials to transform community,...
  • +1 562-292-5905
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
Orange County's Top Full Service Architecture Firm
Flair Architects, Inc. is a full service architectural firm specializing in Design, Planning and Interior Design....
  • +1 949-292-3168
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
Orange County's Experienced Building Designer Best of Houzz 2018
Mark works with his clients to develop unique home designs that meet the requirements of a building site, as well...
  • +1 562-896-5682
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
Renovate or Relocate - Visualize the Possibilities in Orange County
Licensed architect with over 25 years experience creating custom homes, additions, kitchen remodels, and outdoor...
  • +1 714-473-6623
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
Orange County's Premier Architecture Firm | Best of Houzz!
Novum Architecture is a licensed architecture firm offering expertise in modern and traditional style, single &...
  • +1 310-383-1827
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
Orange County Architects and Designers | Best of Houzz 2015-2019
At Foxlin, we aspire to turn YOUR ideas into reality. What separates us is that we truly listen to you. We work...
  • +1 310-927-5022
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
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
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
Featured Reviews for Architects & Building Designers in Westminster, CA
Cheryl DeMarco, Architect
Architects & Building Designers in Westminster, CA
"Cheryl is a constant in her field! Her level of creativity, her attention to detail and her listening skills lends to her understanding of your vision to bring together a pleasing design in the end. Cheryl offers her clients good advice and is on top of every detail to make sure that the project runs smoothly and in a timely manner."
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Brandon Architects, Inc.
Architects & Building Designers in Westminster, 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.
Teale Architecture
Architects & Building Designers in Westminster, 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."
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Moss Yaw Design studio
Architects & Building Designers in Westminster, 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!"
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Jeannette Architects
Architects & Building Designers in Westminster, 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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Peters Architecture
Architects & Building Designers in Westminster, 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
South Coast Architects, Inc.
Architects & Building Designers in Westminster, 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!!"
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William Guidero Planning and Design
Architects & Building Designers in Westminster, 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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Anders Lasater Architects
Architects & Building Designers in Westminster, CA
"We were in the market for several years for a house in Laguna Beach before we found the one we wanted. During that search, we heard many hair-raising stories about how difficult it can be to remodel in Laguna, so we decided to use a local architect and were referred to Anders Lasater. Turned out to be a great referral, because Anders and his staff not only helped us navigate the labyrinthian planning department process, they also provided us with a wealth of information about what works and what doesn't in Laguna. The remodel turned out to be much more complicated than expected because of numerous elevation changes on the property. They stayed with the project from start to finish, dropping in on short notice when we needed input. We asked for several large modifications along the way and those were handled with patience, care and creative suggestions. Anders himself went to speak with neighbors when they raised concerns and was a partner in the whole process."
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Richart Design
Architects & Building Designers in Westminster, CA
"I have worked with Jason for several years and have found that he is super easy to work with. He is also very knowledgeable, experienced and talented! Richart Design is my first choice when I need an Architect on a project. I have worked with him on both residential and commercial projects. A+"
- Susan Thiel Design
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How do I find the best Westminster, 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 Westminster, 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 Westminster, 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, Westminster, 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 Westminster, 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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Be sure to reach out to multiple professionals, especially for larger projects and don't settle for the first bid you hear. Find the professional for your next project on Houzz.
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