420 Arlington, VT Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Arlington, VT 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 
Norwich, VT, 05055
50 miles from Arlington
Smith & Vansant Architects PC is a small residential firm working in the Upper Valley region of Vermont & New Hampshire (Across the river from Dartmouth College and Hanover, NH). ... Read More
Our designs feature the highest attention to detail, and incorporate best practice in sustainable and energy conserving design.
Hinsdale, MA, 01235
45 miles from Arlington
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
MAPLE VALLEY DESIGN BUILD is a full service architectural design and build firm specializing in energy efficient building design and construction in southern Vermont and Massachusetts.
Norwich, VT, 05055
50 miles from Arlington
Providing Architectural services to the Upper Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire. Read More
Our designs are as straight forward as possible in order to emphasis the essence of each material, quality and play of day and night light and the spaces are created to encourage discoveries within.
Manchester Center, VT, 05255
9 miles from Arlington
MAPLE VALLEY DESIGN BUILD is a full service architectural design and build firm specializing in high-quality, sophisticated and energy efficient building design and construction... Read More
shadiworks (518) 227-1149
Albany, NY, 12210
43 miles from Arlington
The studio focuses and explores interior and exterior conditions while looking at the relationship between the two. We focus on working closely with the needs of the client while... Read More
Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866
30 miles from Arlington
Full service Interior Design Firm. Read More
Brattleboro, VT, 05302
23 miles from Arlington
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
Norwich, VT, 05055
50 miles from Arlington
Residential design and build, General Contracting, Project Management Read More
Pittsfield, MA, 01201
44 miles from Arlington
Residential and Commercial Design Read More
Kinderhook, NY, 12106
50 miles from Arlington
Interior Design Read More
Habitat Post & Beam, Inc. (413) 665-4006
South Deerfield, MA, 01373
50 miles from Arlington
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
Newfane, VT, 05345
26 miles from Arlington
We care passionately that your home suits your needs. We'll ask you : "How do you live? What do you need? And what design style makes you happy?". At Cotton Design, we're excited... Read More
Leverett, MA, 01054
50 miles from Arlington
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
Phinney Design Group (518) 587-7120
Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866
30 miles from Arlington
Green building consulting & expertise is the focus at Phinney Design Group, a multi-disciplinary design firm with a strong focus on sustainable and environmentally sensitive... Read More
Sustainable Design (802) 362-4310
Manchester Center, VT, 05255
9 miles from Arlington
Affordable architectural design of efficient homes, additions, renovations, outbuildings and studios. Landscape design. 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 Vermont 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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