112 Bar Harbor, ME Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Bar Harbor, ME 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 
Rockport, ME, 04856
46 miles from Bar Harbor
Priestley & Associates Architecture is a full service practice based in Rockport, Maine and Boston, Massachusetts. With emphasis on exceptional design, we create unique and... Read More
Mount Desert, ME, 04660
7 miles from Bar Harbor
Simple, modern home design. I run 30X40 Design Workshop a modern architecture practice located on Mount Desert Island. I'm inspired by agricultural structures and industrial... Read More
MOUNT Desert, ME, 04660
7 miles from Bar Harbor
Founded by Eric Reinholdt, an award winning residential architect, 30x40 Design.Workshop designs at a variety of scales, from small renovation projects, heirloom residential... Read More
Knight Associates (207) 374-2845
Blue Hill, ME, 04614
20 miles from Bar Harbor
Master of Architecture 1970, Yale Practiced in Blue Hill since 1977 Small office (5 people at present) Very small renovation jobs to large custom homes. Read More
GO LOGIC (207) 338-1566
Belfast, ME, 04915
41 miles from Bar Harbor
Architecture + Construction Read More
Bass Harbor, ME, 04653
20 miles from Bar Harbor
Since the 1989 George Gekas Design has been dedicated to modern and sustainable architecture that moves beyond predictable by creating responsive and dynamic sense of place and... Read More
Chatfield Design (207) 236-7771
Rockport, ME, 04856
46 miles from Bar Harbor
Full service interior design Read More
Blue Hill, ME, 04614
20 miles from Bar Harbor
We are an architectural firm in Blue Hill, Maine engaged in the design and renovation of residential and institutional buildings. Much of our work is on the Maine coast and... Read More
WMH ARCHITECTS (207) 276-2100
Northeast Harbor, ME, 04662
8 miles from Bar Harbor
Architecture + Design firm in Northeast Harbor, Maine. Read More
a4 architects (207) 288-0954
Bar Marbor, ME, 04609
3 miles from Bar Harbor
Northeast harbor, ME, 04662
8 miles from Bar Harbor
We are a small, residential design firm specializing custom home design working to design homes that are both energy and resource-efficient while beautiful. Read More
Bar Harbor, ME, 04609
Camden, ME, 04843
45 miles from Bar Harbor
Maple Street Design Studio, located in the beautiful seaside town of Camden Maine, emphasizes the intimate and collaborative process of working with clients to create enduring... Read More
Eric A Chase Architecture (207) 326-9339
Brooksville, ME, 04617
27 miles from Bar Harbor
Eric A Chase Architecture is a five person architectural firm located in South Brooksville on the southern tip of the Blue Hill Peninsula in the state of Maine. Established in... Read More
Ellsworth, ME, 04605
16 miles from Bar Harbor
RALPH S. BUCKMINSTER, ARCHITECT, N.C.A.R.B. Certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. Licensed in the State of Maine for over 32 years since 1981... 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 Maine 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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