449 Bernardston, MA Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Bernardston, 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 
Newfane, VT, 05345
22 miles from Bernardston
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
Westborough, MA, 01581
50 miles from Bernardston
Unique residential design for additions, renovations and new construction Read More
Monterey, MA, 01245
48 miles from Bernardston
Small Design-Build firm in Monterey, MA specializing in energy efficient, traditionally constructed houses and barns. Read More
lakeville, CT, 06039
50 miles from Bernardston
Since its inception in 2002 AA+D has grown from a sole practitioner to having 6 full and part-time employees. We have completed over 20 residential and commercial projects in that... Read More
DESIGN+PLANNING (413) 528-4960
Great Barrington, MA, 01230
50 miles from Bernardston
Residential design services: new construction, additions and alterations. Conversant in local Massachusetts permitting including Wetlands Protection Act, Scenic Mountain Act,... Read More
Austin Design Inc (413) 624-9669
Colrain, MA, 01340
10 miles from Bernardston
Austin Design Inc provides architectural design services to residential, commercial and institutional clients. Every building project, especially a home, should be an exciting and... Read More
Easthampton, MA, 01027
24 miles from Bernardston
Licensed architect with over 40 years of experience in a broad variety of scales and building typologies. Read More
Bluetime Collaborative (802) 451-9764
Brattleoboro, VT, 05301
14 miles from Bernardston
Focus on rural homes in New England. budget range of 100k to 1 million. super-insulation, simple green modern and traditional. Read More
Classic Kitchens & Baths (413) 774-4714
Greenfield, MA, 01301
7 miles from Bernardston
Kitchen & Bath Design and Sales Read More
Williamstown, MA, 01267
34 miles from Bernardston
"Burr and McCallum fitted the house to the land like moss to a stone" wrote architecture critic Robert Campbell. This quote describes what we strive for in our architecture. It... Read More
Mont Vernon, NH, 03057
47 miles from Bernardston
The firm was formed during the first major energy crisis in the 1970's and has continued to focus on energy efficient design, construction details and site planning with an... Read More
Sustainable Design (802) 362-4310
Manchester Center, VT, 05255
43 miles from Bernardston
Affordable architectural design of efficient homes, additions, renovations, outbuildings and studios. Landscape design. Read More
River Valley Design, LLC (518) 610-1207
Easthampton, MA, 01027
24 miles from Bernardston
River Valley Design is a young and enthusiastic Architectural Design company in Easthampton, MA. Read More
Putney Design (802) 387-2255
Putney, VT, 05346
26 miles from Bernardston
Building and design of custom homes since 1976. Energy efficiency, durability, traditional craftsmanship. Simple integrated whole-house heating, cooling, and ventilation for new... Read More
marymoore DESIGN (413) 992-7229
Amherst, MA, 01002
22 miles from Bernardston
At marymooreDESIGN we help our clients to feel at home. We specialize in interiors, kitchens, bathrooms, furniture placement, color consultations, re-design, additions, and whole... 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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