2,063 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 
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
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
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
Austin, TX, 78702
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
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
C-Reese Design (512) 291-5717
Austin, TX, 78748
C REESE DESIGN is a full service design firm providing residential architectural, interior design, as well as commercial space planning. Our firm focuses on the client's... Read More
Austin, TX, 78759
Carolyn is a Professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers. She specializes in residential interior design, with a keen interest in assisting clients with... Read More
Austin, TX, 78701
We are an award-winning architecture and interior design firm in downtown Austin, Texas. We specialize in realizing your project with passion and customer service, no matter how... Read More
Austin, TX, 78705
Eco-friendly fine residential design on a budget. Our designs reflect the regional influences on the site in a modern way. Read More
Hobbs' Ink (512) 261-6226
Lakeway, TX, 78734
Hobbs' Ink designs custom homes and remodels. Our mission is: "To create from "sticks and bricks" happy, harmonious and beautiful environments for our clients and their families... Read More
Rauser Design (512) 751-5580
Austin, TX, 78723
A multi-disciplinary architecture and design firm in Austin, TX. Read More
Austin, TX, 78702
Clayton&Little Architects merges the talents of Emily Little, FAIA and Paul Clayton, AIA, LEED AP. Clayton&Little Architects is devoted to a creative design approach that... Read More
Cedar Park, TX, 78613
Created in 1983, Infinity Design, Inc. has been providing design services to builders and clients throughout Central Texas. From designing entire subdivisions to working with... Read More
San Antonio, TX, 78209
Architecture, Planning, Interiors Read More
Austin, TX, 78704
Antenora Architects is an architecture, interiors, and planning firm based in Austin, Texas. We practice in a number of project types including, residential, hospitality,... Read More
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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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