657 Akron, OH Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Akron, OH 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 
Westlake, OH, 44145
34 miles from Akron
With over 25 years of experience, Stephen Schill's "Concept-through-Construction" involvement ensures your residential project will turn out exactly as you imagined it. Over the... Read More
J. Hershey Architecture is a custom design and consulting firm that provides solutions for homeowners in Illinois, Ohio and Wisconsin. All of our work is...."autographed with excellence."
Chagrin Falls, OH, 44022
26 miles from Akron
Based in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, our firm approaches remodeling or renovations, additions, and new home design with a focus on the needs and ideas of each client. Whether respecting... Read More
labockidesign (330) 304-5960
Copley, OH, 44321
7 miles from Akron
Residential Home Design Read More
Lakewood, OH, 44107
32 miles from Akron
I am an architect practicing in Cleveland Ohio, working primarily on Residential Projects. Call 216-906-7097 or feel free to e-mail me with any interest in a project of your own. ... Read More
Strongsville, OH, 44136
23 miles from Akron
Full service interior design firm for both residential & commercial clients.Locations in both Shaker Heights & Strongsville, OH but my clients needs take me through out Northeast... Read More
RMD Designs LLC (330) 342-0403
Hudson, OH, 44236
13 miles from Akron
Full service design company servicing residential and small commercial clients. Read More
Shaker Interiors (216) 544-5163
Shaker Heights, OH, 44122
28 miles from Akron
Shaker Interiors is passionate about helping clients create spaces that reflect their tastes and personalities. Design should be a fun, collaborative effort. Getting to know each... Read More
Akron, OH, 44313
New Leaf Home Design specializes in architectural and interior design of residential additions and renovations, making your home more livable and more beautiful. My philosophy is... Read More
Cleveland, OH, 44102
30 miles from Akron
Robert Maschke, FAIA established robert maschke ARCHITECTS in 1997 with the belief that a regional practice based in Cleveland, Ohio could contribute to global architectural... Read More
Allcorn Architects (330) 760-2171
Akron, OH, 44313
Allcorn Architects is an award-winning, full-service architectural firm that provides thoughtful and responsive design solutions. We specialize in additions and alterations, new... Read More
AoDK Inc. (216) 771-1920
Lakewood, OH, 44107
32 miles from Akron
AoDK is a solution driven architecture firm dedicated to the passionate pursuit of excellence in understanding and the realization of our client's dreams, missions, vision and... Read More
Beachwood, OH, 44122
27 miles from Akron
We are a small, hands on design firm specializing in custom residential construction- from large homes to additions to condominiums. You will work directly with the two principals... Read More
Peninsula Architects (330) 657-2800
Peninsula, OH, 44264
11 miles from Akron
Responding to the unique circumstances of client, context and building materials, Peninsula Architects creates sustainable, timeless design integrated into the natural setting. ... Read More
Cleveland, OH, 44113
30 miles from Akron
Elements, an architects studio llc is a design oriented architecture studio focusing on single family residences. Our goal is to create exciting sensory and qualitative homes... Read More
Caruso Architecture, Inc. (330) 665-3432
Akron, OH, 44333
Architectural Firm primarily involved with Residential and Small Commercial Projects 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 Ohio 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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