2,059 Austin Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Austin home design project beyond simply replacing countertops or flooring? It’s the responsibility of a home architect to transform human needs and desires into visual concepts and habitable structures. When you hire an architectural designer, you are not only hiring someone for their architectural services, but also to manage and coordinate other parties involved in the project. As you search through interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More 
Austin, TX, 78746
Founded in 1989, Cornerstone Architects is an architectural design firm based in Austin, Texas. Cornerstone specializes in architecture and interior design for both residential... Read More
CDCI DESIGN/BUILD (512) 467-4001
Casa Design Company specializes in custom, green, outside-the-box yet inside-the-budget design. Whether new or re-model, our experience in design and building creates practical yet exciting projects.
Austin, TX
We take great pride in focusing on client and site specific residential design. With no preconceived styles, we value an eclectic yet rigorous approach. Services range from new... Read More
Our focus is to create residences that are custom, responsive & sustainable. Our clients will find that the design process is very interactive & practical, while remaining highly creative & versatile.
Georgetown, TX, 78633
Rick O'Donnell Architect is a full service architectural firm known for the quality and diversity of its work and its ability to listen to the needs and desires of our clients. ... Read More
Chris Lewis Architects, LLC has provided architectural and consultation services in Central Texas since 1986, specializing in custom residential projects.
Austin, TX, 78701
Each new project that comes from Webber + Studio delights us with fresh ideas and novel approaches to satisfying basic human desires for space, shelter and comfort. Every... Read More
We are a young, innovative architecture studio doing modern houses and renovations.
Austin, TX, 78756
We provide Architectural and Interior Design Services for Single Family Homes. Site specific solutions are based upon functional requirements and the "genius of the place". Our... Read More
We feel that clients will benefit from our years of experience and world travels. Each project completed is a learning experience that accumulates for the benefit of the next.
Austin, TX, 78704
Stuart Sampley Architect is a full-service residential architectural practice based in Austin, Texas. It's how you work with Stuart — his process — that sets him apart: He's... Read More
Restructure Studio is dedicated to making sustainable design accessible to homeowners as well as building professionals in the residential construction industry.
austin, TX, 78701
Winners of over 30 design awards for our residential work, we have also been singled out on home tours and in over 300 magazine and newspaper articles for our sensitive,... Read More
Katz Builders is a full service custom builder and remodeling firm for luxury, high performance homes.
Austin, TX, 78746
James D. LaRue Architects is a design oriented architecture and interior design firm located in Westlake Hills in Austin, Texas. Our small firm of talented and diverse... Read More
Tom Hurt Architecture (512) 473-0123
Hurt Partners designs highly sustainable buildings -- limiting building size by careful study of clients’ needs and reusing and readapting buildings and building materials where possible.
Austin, TX, 78731
Model home interior design for volume new home builders Read More
Specht Harpman was founded in 1995 by partners Scott Specht and Louise Harpman, who began working together while classmates at the Yale School of Architecture
Austin, TX, 78730
Vanguard Studio, Inc. is an Austin, Texas based nationally published architecture firm specializing in luxury custom and speculative homes in the Central Texas area. Our award... Read More
Our designs challenge the status quo and we strive to form designs that are innovative, sustainable, and respond to both their physical and cultural environment.
DeWitt Architects (210) 844-1687
San Antonio, TX, 78209
Our philosophy: To create buildings and spaces for our clients that are unique, imaginative, efficient, and refined. Our process: Collaboration is central to our design... Read More
Design & drafting for new construction, renovations, additions and permitting. Interior design & Space planning services also available.
Austin, TX, 78703
We feel very fortunate to regard architecture as our passion... a passion grounded in a functional reality. Architecture is the very unique practice lying between the arts and... Read More
Jobe Corral Architects (512) 585-3466
Architecture firm focusing on giving our customers the best residential design available. Love where you live!
Austin, TX
Specht Harpman was founded in 1995 by partners Scott Specht and Louise Harpman, who began working together while classmates at the Yale School of Architecture. A small company... Read More
GCDD Group (614) 636-2525
Design and development firms specialized in residential and commercial residential projects in Central Texas.
Austin, 78734
Founder and partner Chad Faucheux, along with Founder and Partner Curtis Raymond Jr., have 26 years of combined experience in the realm of high end residential architecture.... Read More
DK Studio (512) 473-8909
DK Studio is a boutique residential architecture firm located in Austin, Texas. We work on projects great and small...from new construction, remodels-additions.
FAB Architecture (512) 469-0775
Austin, TX, 78704
Founded in 1996 by spouses Patrick Ousey and Pam Chandler, FAB Architecture LLC has established itself as one of Austin’s leading design firms. The office is committed to... Read More
Full service residential design & consulting for custom home remodels, new construction, and outdoor living.
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How do I find the best architect for my home design project?


It is best to hire a home architect who will be involved in all phases of the design process, from the initial concept to the completed construction. The architect is often the first person you will hire for your project. If necessary, they might also help you select and hire subcontractors, which can include the builders, engineers and landscape architects. Interior architects are also involved in negotiating contracts for all involved participants. It is for these reasons that it is extremely important for you to have a good relationship with the residential architect you hire. He or she can be the tie-breaking vote between you and the general contractor and can be your biggest advocate during the construction process. Depending on the interior architecture company that you hire, the scope of the work can span from pre-design environmental impact studies to selecting furniture and finishes.

As far as the process goes, the architecture firm that you choose will start with concept drawings and finish with construction drawings and documents. Some firms even design with 3D renderings and videos, but that should not be assumed. One of the most important duties of an architect is to serve as managers and supervise most aspects of construction, as well as facilitate communication between all other contractors.

It is very important to hire the right professional for the job. Remember that the most well-known or established designer might not provide the best architectural services for your needs. It all comes down to the individual project. Research and ask people whose work you like for recommendations. It's important to have somewhat of an idea of the style of house architecture that you prefer, as well as the amount you would like to spend. Architects are natural problem solvers. They will assess the entire situation and help you to solve your problems too. Don't settle for a single company too early. Call and interview a few. Make sure that you feel like your personalities will mesh well and that you like their professional perspective.

Questions to ask prospective interior architects:


  • What is your fee structure?
  • What does the cost include?
  • Do you have professional liability insurance?
  • Can you handle my special requests (ADA, LEED etc.)?
  • What types of renderings (3D, video, illustrative) will you produce?
  • What is your experience with similar projects?
  • 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 subcontractors?
  • What do you estimate the cost will be?
  • What will I need to provide?
  • Are there any complications you foresee with this project?


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