638 Amherst, MA Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Amherst, MA 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 
Westborough, MA, 01581
44 miles from Amherst
We are a full-service design firm whose primary mission and passionate commitment is to enhance business or living environments through excellence in design. Read More
Our designs feature the highest attention to detail, and incorporate best practice in sustainable and energy conserving design.
Hinsdale, MA, 01235
32 miles from Amherst
Residential Architectural Designer and Home Planner with 30 yrs experience from Northern Maine to the Florida Keys. Specializing in Waterfront homes and Mountain Retreats. We have... Read More
DC Studio LLC (860) 249-1009
West Hartford, CT, 06119
46 miles from Amherst
DC Studio is currently scheduling new opportunities for January 2015. We are a Connecticut based architectural firm specializing in residential Architecture. The firm has... Read More
Great Barrington, MA, 01230
49 miles from Amherst
Littlewolf Architecture, featuring Passive House and Natural Home design for a small planet. Read More
Canton, CT, 06019
45 miles from Amherst
Judi wants you to LOVE your home! Surround yourself in beauty! Judi’s lifelong passion for interior design has enabled her to guide her clients to the homes of their dreams. From... Read More
Leverett, MA, 01054
6 miles from Amherst
Combining historically accurate exteriors with free- flowing, open interior spaces to recreate the timeless beauty of early American architecture for the 21st century. Classic... Read More
Merrimack, NH, 03054
50 miles from Amherst
Ruth Axtell, owner and interior decorator of Tout Le Monde Interiors, is available for in-home and in-office consultations by appointment. She has been working with clients around... Read More
Habitat Post & Beam, Inc. (413) 665-4006
South Deerfield, MA, 01373
11 miles from Amherst
Starting in 1972, Habitat Post & Beam has been custom designing and manufacturing material packages for custom post and beam homes, additions, and specialty/commercial buildings... Read More
Smithfield, RI, 02917
50 miles from Amherst
Designer and color consultant. Love helping making homes updated and comfortable! Read More
Litchfield, CT, 06759
50 miles from Amherst
Architecture & Interior design services. Kitchen and bath design, custom interior design. Read More
Pittsfield, MA, 01201
41 miles from Amherst
Residential and Commercial Design Read More
great barrington, MA, 01230
49 miles from Amherst
Award winning architecture that is created at the intersection of art and designs. Featured in galleries on 57th Street, East Village, Soho New York and elsewhere throughout the... Read More
Brattleboro, VT, 05302
44 miles from Amherst
J Coleman + Company Architects is a small full-service architectural firm located in Brattleboro, Vermont. We have been assisting clients with their design needs for more than 20... Read More
Westborough, MA, 01581
44 miles from Amherst
Unique residential design for additions, renovations and new construction Read More
Monterey, MA, 01245
41 miles from Amherst
Small Design-Build firm in Monterey, MA specializing in energy efficient, traditionally constructed houses and barns. 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 Massachusetts 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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