114 Altavista, VA Architects & Designers

Is the scope of your Altavista, VA home design project more involved than replacing your kitchen countertops or bathroom flooring? It is the responsibility of home architects to transform human needs and desires into visual concepts and habitable structures. When you hire a home architect, you are not only hiring someone to design and build your home, but you are also hiring the person who will manage all of your budgetary limitations and site constraints, as well as coordinate the relationships of all parties involved in the project. More 
Michael David Long (630) 297-1028
Roanoke, VA, 24012
38 miles from Altavista
Sales Representative for Schuler cabinetry. Designed with The Home Depot for 6 years where I had the priviledge to enroll with NKBA and progress towards my CKD certification. ... Read More
Forest, VA, 24551
16 miles from Altavista
We are a local kitchen and bath design company, specializing in both new construction and remodels. Combining great experience and great design, we provide the ideas, material,... Read More
Custom Structures Inc (434) 832-0040
Lynchburg, VA, 24502
20 miles from Altavista
CS Custom Structures, Inc. is Central Virginia's leading architectural design and build firm. We are a family of architects, craftsman and a general contractor working in unity to... Read More
Structures Design Build (540) 774-4800
ROANOKE, VA, 24018
44 miles from Altavista
The architects and builders of Roanoke, Virginia's Structures Design / Build deliver beautiful, durable buildings on-time and on-budget. From new commercial projects to custom... Read More
Schweizer Associates (540) 460-1891
Lexington, VA, 24450
48 miles from Altavista
Lynchburg, VA, 24504
22 miles from Altavista
HDLA is a unique landscape architecture firm located in Lynchburg VA. We are a dynamic and highly creative team of landscape architects, computer specialists and... Read More
Sage Designs (434) 296-7381
Charlottesville, VA, 22937
50 miles from Altavista
Residential Architectural Design Business. Home remodels, additions and new home designs. Read More
Lynchburg, VA, 24504
22 miles from Altavista
Full service interior design. Read More
Lynchburg, VA, 24504
22 miles from Altavista
Specializing in historic preservation and restoration; new construction with the focus of design sustainability; sensitive additions and renovations to existing structures; and... Read More
Roanoke, VA, 24153
45 miles from Altavista
Lynchburg, VA, 24504
22 miles from Altavista
Residential Design and Project Management Read More
VA, 24012
38 miles from Altavista
I am a licensed Architect as well as a Project Manager. I have recently moved from Charleston, South Carolina. I have a "Bachelor of Arts" in Graphic Design from the University of... Read More
Bent Mountain, VA, 24059
47 miles from Altavista
Eldon continues his practice from his studios and home located high in the Blue Ridge Mountains. His work now focuses on residential and light commercial projects. Land use... Read More
Lynchburg, VA, 24502
20 miles from Altavista
Custom Structures is a Architectural Design & Build Firm based out of Lynchburg VA Read More
Love Is In The Air (434) 841-3444
Evington, VA, 24550
11 miles from Altavista
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It is best to hire a house 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 Virginia subcontractors, which can include the builders, engineers and landscape architects. House 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 interior architect you hire. He or she can be the tiebreaking vote between you and the general contractor, and can be your biggest advocate along the way during construction. Depending on the company that you hire, the scope of the work can span from predesign environmental impact studies to selecting furniture and interior finishes.

As far as the process goes, the architecture company that you hire will start with concept drawings and finish with construction drawings and documents. Some firms even design with 3-D 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 be the best interior architect for you. 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 what you would like to do to your Altavista, VA home and how much 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 a prospective home architect:
  • 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 (3-D, 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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