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March 20, 2019
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The Best Architects in Monterey County CA Are the Ones Verified as Safe To Hire

Architects in Monterey County CA bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol exceed the minimum California regulatory requirement. They are the architectural firms proven by our independent research to have passed TOP 10 requirements for competency and experience, carry liability insurance as protection for you the client, and for whom our staff has called previous clients to verify high satisfaction with them as architects in Monterey County CA, including residential and commercial architects.

 

The TOP 10 Architects in Monterey County CA

Carver & Schicketanz Architect

(831) 624-2304
3659 the Barnyard # D-311
Carmel, CA 93923

Areas Served: Monterey Calif, Monterey County, Salinas CA, Soledad CA, Prunedale CA,…
Services: architects, contemporary architecture, traditional architecture, green architecture

Johnson Architectural Group

(831) 659-4160
15 Via Milpitas
Carmel Valley, CA 93924

Areas Served: Salinas CA, Monterey CA, Marina CA, Greenfield CA, Seaside CA,…
Services: commercial architects, civic architectural design, residential architecture

Fletcher & Hardoin Architects

(831) 373-5855
769 Pacific St
Monterey, CA 93940

Areas Served: Pacific Grove CA, Monterey County, Prunedale CA, Soledad CA, Seaside…
Services: residential architects, commercial architects, civic architects, architectural designs

Belli Architectural Group

(831) 424-4620
313 Salinas St
Salinas, CA 93901

Areas Served: Monterey County CA, Seaside CA, Soledad CA, Salinas CA, Pacific…
Services: architectural designs, blueprints, home design, commercial architects, civic, retail

Harrison Woodfield Architects

(831) 298-7146
312 W Carmel Valley Rd
Carmel Valley, CA 93924

Areas Served: Salinas CA, Seaside CA, Monterey County CA, Carmel-by-the-Sea CA, Marina…
Services: architectural design, contemporary architects, traditional architects, blueprints

Robert Paravicini Architect

(831) 373-3492
3036 Sloat Rd
Pebble Beach, CA 93953

Areas Served: Monterey County, King City CA, Greenfield CA, Marina CA, Monterey…
Services: architects for residential & commercial design, new construction & remodels

Eric Miller Architects Inc

(831) 372-0410
157 Grand Ave # 106
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Areas Served: Monterey County, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Salinas CA, Soledad CA, Carmel Highlands CA,…
Services: architects for all architectural design, residential architects, commercial architects

Dennis Hodgin Architects

(831) 655-1024
9699 Blue Larkspur Ln # 101
Monterey, CA 93940

Areas Served: Carmel CA, Monterey County, Seaside CA, Salinas CA, Monterey CA,…
Services: architects, residential architects, commercial architects for all architectural

HBFL Architects

(831) 757-8001
380 Main St
Salinas, CA 93901

Areas Served: Monterey County, Soledad CA, Seaside CA, Monterey CA, Salinas CA,…
Services: local architects for sustainable design, modern architecture, traditional architecture

The Best Architects in Monterey County CA Are the Ones Verified as Safe To Hire

Architects in Monterey County CA are required to be licensed by the state of California for your protection, which requires a minimum of experience, education, and passing an exam. But those are no guarantee that any particular architect is doing business ethically, providing real value, and satisfying clients.

Architects in Monterey County California are not required by state law to have professional liability insurance; however, all architects bearing The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 designation do have that liability insurance coverage to reimburse you in the event of a loss due to error, in addition to passing all other requirements for status as Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 such as our research phone calls to their previous clients, sufficient length of time in business, verified license, good complaint record, best business practices, and more.

Questions to Ask Architects in Monterey County CA


Step 1: Describe Your Needs to the Architects
Explain your ideas for your building design to the architects, your goals for it, and how you intend to use it. Be consistent in how you present the information so each architect is responding to the same information.

Step 2: Answer Their Questions & Write Down What They've Asked You
So that they can better personalize your project, the good architects will have a list of questions about the intended purposes of the structure, working or living habits, accessibility needs, and more. Part of an architect's job is to create a blend of your needs and style preferences with the building code. The questions a particular architect asks you will reveal their ability to accomplish this.

Step 3: Ask the Architects Questions & Write Down Their Answers
Ask these questions about each architects background, abilities, and experience:

• For how many years have they been architects in Monterey County specifically? (Different areas have their own unique soil conditions, climate, sunlight exposure, etc that should be designed for. The amount of experience doing designs specifically in your location shows their likely ability to account for them.)

• How many other projects have they done that are just like yours? (Commercial design versus custom home design, traditional architecture versus modern, green design, etc.)

• How many architectural designs have they done specifically in your city? (Different municipalities have different codes that must be adhered to, and different processes for permit approval. Previous experience getting plans approved by your local city shows their likelihood to give you a design that can get approved, and in a timely manner.)

• What permits will be needed? If so, will the architects be responsible for getting those permits? (Unpermitted work can prevent you from selling the property and even subject you to hefty fines and repair fees to get it to code.)
 
• What is their education?

• Do they have a specialty that makes them unique or valuable?

• Will the architects give you names and numbers of clients who you can call as references? (All architects  bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had client references called  by our research staff so you don't have to.)

• How is their fee structured?

• How long would you have to wait long before they can finish your design plans?

• Do they carry professional liability insurance that can reimburse you for a loss due to error? (All architects in Monterey County bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had proof of insurance verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

• Who at the architecture firm will actually be doing your design? (The principal architect might be impressive but what will that mean if they pass your project to mere draftsmen or less experienced junior architects on their staff?)

• Do they only do the architectural design or can they manage the whole project from start to finish?

 
When you've chosen the best architects in Monterey County for your specific needs and priorities, make sure they are licensed by the state of California. (All architects in Monterey County bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had their state license verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)