304 Birmingham Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Birmingham 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 
Dungan Nequette Architects (205) 322-6455 ext. 188
Birmingham, AL, 35223
We began Dungan Nequette in a small sunroom with a couple of projects and a burning desire to get back to the craft of creating beauty- with thoughtfulness and care and real... Read More
Birmingham, AL, 35244
Creative residential and commercial architectural design firm specializing in residential renovation. Classic design with an emphasis on communication, simplicity, context,... Read More
Oxford, AL, 36203
I have been Designing Homes for the past 15 Years and during that time I have worked with numerous clients on various designs. We Design Custom Homes, Spec Homes, Remodels, and... Read More
Birmingham, AL, 35242
For over 25 years, we have specialized in the designing of custom homes and renovations. Read More
Birmingham, AL, 35233
Located in the Design District of Southside Birmingham, Alabama, Studio C Architecture & Interiors is an architecture and interiors firm specializing in custom design for... Read More
Homewood, AL, 35209
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Birmingham, AL, 35243
architecture, interiors, planning Read More
RLK Designs, LLC (205) 902-1102
Indian Springs Village, AL, 35124
Architectural Building Design and Consulting. Residential and commercial custom, semi-custom, and "boxed" factory-made and locally-made kitchen, office, library, and bath... Read More
Birmingham, AL, 35203
Hennecy Architecture was formed to advance the practice of architecture by focusing on the custom residential market and certain non-residential projects of traditional or... Read More
Standard Creative (205) 595-8181
Birmingham, AL, 35222
STANDARD CREATIVE!, is a full service commercial and residential architecture firm, founded by a group of young architects led by Bruce Lanier in 2006. After spending over 10... Read More
appleseed workshop (205) 789-1518
Birmingham, AL, 35205
We are a design+build firm located in downtown Birmingham with an intentional approach to architecture that balances aesthetic and function to create innovative, useful and... Read More
Birmingham, AL, 35233
The Architectural style is simple and warm with an English spirit. There is an Old-world charm and timeless air about his homes. In the construction of the designs you will always... Read More
Birmingham, AL, 35203
Erdreich Architecture, P.C. is a full-service architectural firm founded in November of 1998. From its offices in downtown Birmingham, Alabama, Erdreich Architecture pursues a... Read More
Chelsea, AL, 35043
A boutique practice with a wide range of experience, specializing in custom homes, mixed use and civic buildings in new and old urban context. Read More
Birmingham, AL, 35209
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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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