Architects Santa Maria CA

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Ravatt Albrecht & Associates Inc
P.O. Box 528
Santa Maria, CA
Membership Organizations
American Institute of Architects

Artek Group
775 Paradise Drive
Arroyo Grande, CA
Membership Organizations
American Institute of Architects

Westside Remodeling
1164 Newbury Road, Suite B
Thousand Oaks, CA
Service Type
Designer / Architect, Remodeler
Membership Organizations
American Society of Interior Designers, Better Business Bureau, Building Performance Institute, EnergyStar, Home & Garden Television, Inc. 5000, National Association of the Remodeling Industry, National Kitchen and Bath Association, Pella, Qualified Remodeler Top 500, The National Federation of Independent Business
Awards
2009 Guildmaster with Highest Distinction, 2010 Guildmaster with Distinction

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Mega Builders
(800) 310-6342
20953 Devonshire St. #2
Chatsworth, CA
Services
Mold Remediation, Electrical, Demolition, Concrete Foundations, Bathroom remodeling, Cabinets, Lighting, Painting, Waterproofing, Surveyors & Engineers, Concrete Flatwork, Water Heaters & Tanks, Additions, Home Automation, Landscaping - garden, Multiple Room Renovation, Kitchen remodeling, Disability Alterations, Solar Energy, Tiling, FirePlaces, Decks & Porches, Swimming Pools, Plumbing, Architects & Designers, Disaster Restoration, Framing, Drywall and Plaster, Carpenters, Home Builders, Pl…
Service Types
Residential, Commercial
Company Information
Hours : 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM M,T,W,T,F
Years in Business : 23 Years
Languages Spoken : English, Spanish, Hebrew
Licensing Information
Bonded : Yes
General Liability Insurance : Yes
License # : 623980

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Bagwell Construction Services, Inc.
(805) 553-0440
5214 Bonsai Avenue, Suite A
Moorpark, CA
Services
Landscaping - garden, Plumbing, Bathroom remodeling, Surveyors & Engineers, Window Coverings, Commercial Property Maintenance, Home Builders, Sewer & Septic, Snow Removal, Multiple Room Renovation, Home Automation, Insulation, Concrete Flatwork, Painting, Cabinets, Entertainment & Computer, Handyman, Gas Piping, Sunrooms, Sauna, Architects & Designers, Land Clearing / Bldg Site Prep, Inspection Services, Concrete Foundations, Locksmiths, Water Heaters & Tanks, Hot Tubs & Spas, Waterproofing, …
Service Types
Residential, Commercial
Company Information
Years in Business : 5 Years
Languages Spoken : English
Licensing Information
Bonded : Yes
General Liability Insurance : Yes
License # : 783092

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Bryce Engstrom Architect
454 Printz Road
Arroyo Grande, CA
Membership Organizations
American Institute of Architects

Jag Construction&Development
(619) 654-4656
24680 Viejas Grade Rd.
Descanso, CA
Services
Architects & Designers, Concrete Flatwork, Mobile Homes, Disaster Restoration, Home Builders, Bathroom remodeling, Garage & Carport, Drywall and Plaster, Carpenters, Concrete Foundations, Framing, Flooring, Basement remodeling, Land Clearing / Bldg Site Prep, Demolition, Barns Sheds & Outbuildings
Service Types
Residential, Commercial
Company Information
Years in Business : 10 Years
Languages Spoken : English
Licensing Information
Bonded : Yes
General Liability Insurance : Yes
License # : 948092
Payment Options
Offers Financing

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Orange Construction and Remodeling
(714) 719-1344
129 N. Stevens st.
Orange, CA
Services
Bathroom remodeling, Multiple Room Renovation, Garage & Carport, Architects & Designers, Disaster Restoration, Framing, Cabinets, Additions, Home Builders, Kitchen remodeling, Windows, Doors
Service Types
Residential, Commercial, Emergency Services
Company Information
Hours : 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM M,T,W,T,F,S
Years in Business : 4 Years
Languages Spoken : English
Licensing Information
Bonded : Yes
General Liability Insurance : Yes
License # : 885591
Payment Options
Offers Financing, Accepts Credit Cards

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SummerHill Homes
777 California Ave
Palo Alto, CA
Service Type
Designer / Architect, Multifamily Developer, Neighborhood Developer, Volume Builder
Membership Organizations
Better Business Bureau, Build It Green, EnergyStar
Awards
2009 Guildmaster, 2010 Guildmaster with Distinction

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3D International
(916) 447-7600
980 9Th Street Suite 2350
Sacramento, CA

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What is the Best Way to Work with an Architect?

Have fun!

Although the architectural design process can be tedious, and it involves large sums of money (both in terms of design fee and construction costs), it can also be fun. After all, you are investing in making your home reflect your lie and dreams, and the things and experiences that bring you pleasure. Also, it's a chance to learn about what may be an entirely new area — that of design.

Keep an Open Mind

Hiring an architect means that you should end up with ideas that are better than the one you've arrived at on your own. So the first rule of thumb is to let the architect look at your project  with fresh eyes; do not dictate how you want the design to turn out. Instead, let him/her know what things you want to accomplish (and this can be very specific: I want a master bedroom of about 14 by 15 feet which extends off the back of the house). It's fine to let him or her know what solutions you've thought so far, and it could be that it is the best solution. But the architect needs to get their head around the problem before arriving at that conclusion.

Ideally you'll get at least three design solutions, even if some of them don't contain all the items on your list and if some are completely different than you discussed or expected.

During the design process homeowners typically become clearer about the details of what they care about. At the beginning of the project, it's difficult — if not impossible — for the homeowner to put in writing all the likes and dislikes they experience in their home. It is while reviewing the schematic designs that the architect and the homeowner refine their understanding of each other  and of the project requirements. It may not be until one of the schemes does not allow a view of the neighbor's canary island date palm that the owner realizes the importance of that view, and should be included.

Expose Yourself to Architectural and Interior Design

Expand your view of what's possible in home design in terms of room types, spaces, and materials. Go on home tours, check out books from the library on both domestic and international design, subscribe to design magazines, and start to notice buildings around you. The more exposure you have to interiors, buildings, and gardens the easier the design process will be, because you will have context in which to place the design ideas that your architect is proposing. Most schools in the United States have a dismal record of educating students in visual and aesthetic literacy, and so the gap between the training of an architect and that of a typical homeowner is often great.

Communicate What You Like and Don't Like to the Architect

At the start of the project it's important to communicate as best you can your design preferences. The best way, since an architect is a visual person, is to show pictures and tour local buildings together that strike your fancy.

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