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Best Architects in Bellevue, WA

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Bellevue, WA 98004

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Chesmore Buck Architecture is a design firm comprised of two Washington State-registered architects and a small staff. The firm provides design for new residential and remodel projects as well as commercial projects. The firm is dedicated to clearly communicating with their clients about the design process and solving problems as they arise.

13200 Northeast 20th Street, Bellevue, WA 98005

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5.0 (15)
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4.5 (8)
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5.0 (1)

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Specializing in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, Kitchen&More provides Bellevue residents with Design-Build services that integrate both the architectural design and construction phases. Its designers visit a client's home and help them plan their remodel in detail. Then, Kitchen&More manages the ordering and installation of materials. The company's team has two decades of experience in both remodeling projects and new builds. It handles every step of a project, from obtaining permits and providing electrical and plumbing services, to installing fixtures and appliances.

Kirkland, WA 98034

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5.0 (1)

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Steven Dona Architecture provides residential and commercial design for both new construction and remodels. Founder Steven Dona graduated from the University of Washington in 1985 with a degree in architecture. Mr. Dona worked for a high-end construction firm before founding Steven Dona Architects.

Bellevue, WA 98004

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4.7 (7)

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Baylis Architects has been providing architectural design services to the Pacific Northwest for more than four decades. The firm recently was named Best Architect by 425 Magazine and won the ABC Excellence in Construction Award for Mixed-Use Construction for their work on 525 at The Enclave.

Seattle, WA 98121

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NAC Architecture is an award-winning architectural and consulting firm based in Seattle, Washington , with over 140 professionals and a more than 50-year history. The firm is a winner of six awards in 2016 alone, including four from the American Institute of Architects Spokane Chapter and Washington Council. They specialize in educational, civic/public, recreational, residential, and office buildings.

Kirkland, WA 98033

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4D Architects was founded in 1985 by Seattle architect Barbara Pickens and Eastside designer Ben Mulder. The firm provides home design, mixed-use and light commercial buildings, site selection and feasibility analysis, and sustainable design. The firm prides itself for taking on challenging site development projects with steep slopes, shorelines, or environmentally critical areas. 4D was named Best Architect by 425 Magazine in 2009 and 2010.

Bellevue, WA 98004

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Founded in 1988 in Bellevue, Washington, Bazán Architects provides architectural design services for residential buildings; housing, hospitality, and healthcare facilities; and community service organizations across the Pacific Northwest. The firm's projects range from small remodels to a $15 million building complex.

Bellevue, WA 98004

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Gelotte Hommas Architecture has been in business for more than 25 years. They specialize in residential architecture, providing feasibility studies, overall project budgeting, design, project management, and construction administration. The firm has been featured in Luxe Interiors + Design and 425 Magazine and were named "Best Architect" by 425 Magazine in 2011, 2012 and 2013. The firm is also a Rex Award winner for remodeling excellence and won a Golden Nugget Merit Award for Best Renovated/Restored Single House.

Kirkland, WA 98034

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Located in Kirkland, Washington, Merrick Lentz Architects is a full-service architectural and planning firm. With six associates, their portfolio includes Grandview on the Lake in Chelan, Washington; a Tommy Bahama store in Sandestin, Florida; Union Gospel Mission Hope Place in Washington; and Alpine Lodge in Alaska.

Kirkland, WA 98033

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David G. Thielsen, AIA, President and Principal Architect of Thielsen Architects, has more than 32 years of experience practicing architecture in the Pacific Northwest. His practice specializes in public, commercial, and custom residential architecture. Mr. Thielsen established the firm in 1991. The firm's work has been featured in Luxury Home Quarterly and Seattle Homes and Lifestyles and won awards from the Masonry Institute of Washington and the American Institute of Architects Nevada Chapter.

Bellevue, WA 98005

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5.0 (5)

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Founded in 1989 by Emily Dovey Buchwalter, AIA, Medici Architects, Inc., is a full-service architecture and planning design studio. They offer architectural design, house design, feasibility studies, site planning, interior design, and construction administration. Medici's work reflects a number of different architectural styles and is developed working with each client. The company is registered in Washington and Idaho.

Seattle, WA 98107

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4.2 (29)
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5.0 (8)

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Axiom Design + Build is an architectural and general contracting firm based in the Seattle area. They specialize in new homes, remodels, commercial buildings, and interior design. Clients have praised Axiom's flexibility with design changes and challenging remodeling issues.

Bellevue, WA 98004

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5.0 (1)

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Peter D. Swindley Architects & Interiors is an architectural and interior design firm located in Bellevue, Washington. Founded in 1976, the firm has more than 700 complete residential projects. The firm offers 3D computer modeling, contractor selection, contracts and permits, and materials and design details in addition to general design services. They work on both new construction and remodels and recently designed a new winery in Zillah, Washington.

Bellevue, WA 98004

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Located in Bellevue, Washington, Larsen Architect provides commercial and residential design services in the Pacific Northwest. Founder Sven Larsen, AIA, Principal follows a design process that includes site evaluation and discovery, site/building design, and schematic plans/elevations.

Seattle, WA 98109

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Founded in 2003 by Brian Palidar, Grouparchitect provides commercial and residential architectural services. The firm's work was featured in the 2015 NW Greenhome Tour and the 2011 Tour of Architects. The firm received "Best of Houzz" Awards in 2013, 2014, and 2015. Clients have praised Grouparchitect's founder for his genuine interest in their projects and vast knowledge and experience.

Bellevue, WA 98004

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5.0 (1)

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Headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, MZA is an architectural design firm that focuses on projects in both the US and China. Founder, Ming Zhang, FAIA, has more than 30 years of experience and is licensed in more than 23 states. The firm has won numerous design awards and has worked with clients like Callison and MG2. MZA specializes in mixed-use, office, retail, hospitality, residential, and urban design.

Seattle, WA 98104

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4.4 (32)
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4.2 (17)

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Based in Seattle, Washington, Olson Kundig is a design practice led by five owners with a staff of more than 140. Founded in 1966, the firm's work can be found across the globe and includes high-end homes (often for art collectors); academic, cultural, and civic buildings; museums; and places of worship. The firm is a winner of dozens of national and regional design awards from the American Institute of Architects.

Compare our Top Architects

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Chesmore Buck Architecture
Kitchen&More
13200 Northeast 20th Street, Bellevue, WA 98005
Steven Dona Architecture
Baylis Architects
NAC Architecture
4D Architects
Bazán Architects
Gelotte Hommas Architecture
Merrick Lentz Architects
Thielsen Architects
Medici Architects, Inc.
Axiom Design + Build
Peter D. Swindley Architects & Interiors
Larsen Architect
Grouparchitect
MZA
Olson Kundig

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Architects are skilled professionals who create designs and plans for a variety of reasons. While the term architect traditionally refers to a professional who creates building plans, either for residential or commercial properties, the word can also refer to an architect who works with technology and digital infrastructure. Below are some of the most common titles an architect may have:
    • Landscape architect: Designs outdoor spaces, such as parks, gardens, and college campuses

    • Restoration architect: Preserves historic buildings and monuments
    • Lighting architect: Designs, installs, and operates lighting for theater and film productions
    • Extreme architect: Creates buildings that withstand major disasters or severe weather
    • Residential architect: Designs homes and multifamily properties
    • Sustainable/green design architect: Designs buildings that have a minimal environmental impact
    • Industrial architect: Develops plans for industrial buildings, such as factories and plants
    • Conservation architect: Preserves unprotected heritage sites
    • Interior architect: Designs interiors for commercial and residential buildings
  • How much does an architect cost?

    The cost of hiring an architect varies, depending on what type of work needs to be done. According to Home Guide, most traditional architects charge anywhere from $100 to $250 per hour to draw plans; however, this cost may vary depending on experience and project scope.

  • How much do residential architects charge?

    Residential architects typically charge anywhere from $2,000 to $8,500 for initial plans and small projects, according to Home Advisor. For large projects, revisions, and extra services, this cost can increase.

  • Do I need an architect to build a house?

    While it's not required to hire an architect before building a house, it's usually a good idea. An architect can ensure that all housing plans are done per local housing codes while ensuring the home is beautifully designed.

  • How can someone draw like an architect?

    It requires practice and knowledge of drawing different perspectives and dimensions. Tutorial videos can be found online that advise beginners; however, without proper instruction and technique, architectural drawings may not be in accordance with building laws.

  • Do you need an architect for a renovation?

    An architect isn't always required for a remodel or renovation; however, some municipalities may require professional architect drawings before construction permits are approved. In most cases, it's best to check with local laws before undergoing renovations.

  • How long is an architect liable for a building?

    Architects may be held liable for up to 15 years after the completion of a project. Until that time has passed, architects may face claims for defects in design.