515 Amherst, NY Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Amherst, NY 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 
Parkyn Design (905) 271-2021
Mississauga, Ontario, L5G-3H4, Canada
50 miles from Amherst
Parkyn Design is a full scope interior design firm specializing in residential ground up construction and renovations. From earliest design ideas to project completion, the... Read More
Mississauga, Ontario, L5G 3H4, Canada
50 miles from Amherst
David Small Designs launched in 1996. From a one-man operation to a 13-person team, we have grown into an award winning custom home design firm that specializes designing the... Read More
Buffalo, NY, 14226
1 mile from Amherst
Interior Design, renovation & addition planning, custom window treatments and furnishings, curb appeal. Getting to know each client's style and vision is a priority that makes... Read More
Toronto, Ontario, M5R3P8, Canada
50 miles from Amherst
After 25 years in the design business, we still love the whole design/build process. We cover the spectrum in residential design, from initial concept design, to building permit... Read More
New Age Design (905) 602-0354
Mississauga, Ontario, L4W 5A8, Canada
50 miles from Amherst
Richard Kossak is an Accredited Architectural Technologists of the Association of Architectural Technologists of Ontario and is a Qualified & Registered Designer under the Ontario... Read More
Artstall (905) 599-8877
Mississauga, ON, Ontario, L5J 1N8, Canada
50 miles from Amherst
- Welcome to Artstall - Toronto's top choice for professional art and mirror installation and picture hanging services! We specialize in professional art and mirror... Read More
North York, Ontario, M2R 2C1, Canada
50 miles from Amherst
Design Manufacturing Installation of Custom Kitchens, build ins, architectural millwork, wall paneling, trimwork, mouldings, interior design Read More
DRF DESIGN (716) 507-4339
Buffalo, NY, 14226
1 mile from Amherst
specialize in designing high end homes Read More
toronto, M4P2C9, Canada
50 miles from Amherst
MEMAR Architects Inc., is a south Ontario based architectural firm, with over 12 years of experience in design, construction and project management of residential, commercial,... Read More
Valiant Design Co. (647) 567-9613
Toronto, Ontario, M5J2Y5, Canada
50 miles from Amherst
Valiant Design Co. is an interior design firm for both residential and commercial projects. Read More
STACKLAB (416) 886-4529
Toronto, Ontario, M5A1H5, Canada
50 miles from Amherst
STACKLAB is a Toronto based multidisciplinary design and fabrication studio. Lead by Jeff Forrest, the STACKLAB team is dedicated to creating luxury heirloom works that blend... Read More
Buffalo, NY, 14214
4 miles from Amherst
Registered architect in New York and Pennsylvania, specializing in traditional and contextual design. Consultant architect for the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy. Residential,... Read More
Oakville, Ontario, L6K 3G4, Canada
50 miles from Amherst
Design + Architecture Read More
Mississauga, Ontario, L5C 2N7, Canada
50 miles from Amherst
My experience over the last 25 years in the Design and Construction fields has given me a broad range of abilities that our clients have found to be useful on many levels in a... Read More
LEWISTON, NY, 14092
18 miles from Amherst
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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 New York 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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