325 Rhode Island Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Rhode Island 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 
Barrington, RI, 02806
10 miles from
Andreozzi Architects has commissions from throughout New England to the Bahamas. We are driven by a passion for creating elegant architectural solutions that address our clients’... Read More
Our experienced team includes a licensed architect and an interior designer. As an award-winning general contractor, we provide a true design/build approach managing your project from start to finish.
Jamestown, RI, 02835
15 miles from
Ronald F. DiMauro Architects, Inc. is a national award winning Architecture firm located in Southern Rhode Island specializing in Shingle Style Country Estate Design, Interior... Read More
Jamestown, RI, 02835
15 miles from
Ellen McKenna provides a fresh approach, individually tailoring projects to each client. As both interior and architectural designer she is able to integrate all components to a... Read More
Portsmouth, RI, 02871
15 miles from
With offices located for 15 years at The Audrain Building on Bellevue Avenue in Newport, RI, presently we enjoy the conveniences resulting from working in a home-based studio +... Read More
Cranston, RI, 02920
5 miles from
"Robin is terrific, an amazing designer" ...For over 20 years, Robin has worked with clients to create personal spaces reserved just for them. Close attention to detail and an... Read More
Newport, RI, 02840
18 miles from
Burgin Lambert Architects specializes in regional, creative architecture that is site specific and responsive to our clients’ programmatic requirements. The firm designs... Read More
Cranston, RI, 02910
6 miles from
Full service Interior Design firm for residential and commercial spaces. Read More
Newport, RI, 02840
18 miles from
Estes/Twombly's work consists of simple, innovative designs with firm roots in the New England tradition. We approach projects with the belief that the best solutions are logical... Read More
Providence, RI, 02903
10 miles from
BTGA has become well known for our ability to listen to clients and to design homes that are great to live in. Each of our homes represents the dream of one of our clients and the... Read More
Newport, RI, 02840
18 miles from
Williams Design Associates (WDA) is a residential Architectural and Interior Design firm. Our expressionist aesthetic integrates classic traditional and modern contemporary design... Read More
Providence, RI, 02906
11 miles from
Meridian is owned by brothers Alex and Rod Mitchell, lifelong residents of New England with more than 25 years’ experience building exceptional custom homes throughout... Read More
Coventry, RI, 02816
5 miles from
LaRose Residential Design has been in business since 1990. I have a degree in Architecture and worked for an architectural firm for 9 years before starting my own business. In... Read More
Smithfield, RI, 02917
14 miles from
Designer and color consultant. Love helping making homes updated and comfortable! Read More
Warren, RI, 02885
12 miles from
Inspired by the simplicity of New England vernacular buildings and landscapes, Katie Hutchison Studio composes and fosters meaningful architecture and design. Architect Katie... Read More
Providence, RI, 02906
11 miles from
Guiding design to reflect on today’s lifestyle while respecting traditions, quality craftsmanship, and details of the “old”. Designing for the needs of our clients is our main... 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 Rhode Island 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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