974 Carolina, RI Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Carolina, RI 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 
Old Lyme, CT, 06371
35 miles from Carolina
"Chris was terrific! I needed help in creating a fresh identity for our 1986 contemporary home. This was an extremely small project which Chris treated with the same respect,... Read More
A4 Architecture (401) 849-5100
At A4, we are committed to creating innovative & high quality designs. We believe that every space comprises a portrait of the physical needs & aesthetic aspirations of that particular client.
Barrington, RI, 02806
27 miles from Carolina
Andreozzi Architects has commissions from throughout New England to the Bahamas. We are driven by a passion for creating elegant architectural solutions that address our clients’... Read More
We bring positive energy & extensive experience to our projects. Each is a unique design for a particular family & place. You will be guided through a project with professional attention to detail.
Jamestown, RI, 02835
16 miles from Carolina
Ronald F. DiMauro Architects, Inc. is a national award winning Architecture firm located in Southern Rhode Island specializing in Shingle Style Country Estate Design, Interior... Read More
With over 30 years of experience, LaRose Residential Design was founded with a passion for creating spaces that are unique, timeless, and tailored to each client's tastes and lifestyle.
Essex, CT, 06426
39 miles from Carolina
George Penniman Architects LLC has provided its clients thoughtful, thorough and responsive solutions to a wide range of architectural challenges since 1993. Completed projects in... Read More
Established in 2005, Lacuna Design is a Providence based Architecture and Interiors firm specializing in modern design for residential and commercial projects.
Shelter Island, NY, 11964
45 miles from Carolina
" I had the great pleasure of meeting Rhea and her design partner Steve Schappacher on Shelter Island near New York when I shot their beach house for a book on coastal... Read More
Sag Harbor, Hamptons, NY, 11963
47 miles from Carolina
Bates Masi + Architects LLC, a firm with roots in New York City and the Hamptons, on eastern Long Island for over 50 years, responds to each project with extensive research in... Read More
Jamestown, RI, 02835
16 miles from Carolina
Ellen McKenna provides a fresh approach, individually tailoring projects to each client. As both interior and architectural designer she is able to integrate all components to a... Read More
Duxbury, MA, 02332
50 miles from Carolina
The design process can be frustrating, as I found out in the 1980's as a building contractor. At least three out of every five plans I looked at were never built, mostly because... Read More
Ikaria Living (781) 267-4776
South Dartmouth, MA, 02748
36 miles from Carolina
Mark Lawton Architecture and Ikaria Living have joined talents to deliver a new experience for the modern home. Ikaria Living's mission is to design, build and develop living... Read More
East Hampton, NY, 11937
42 miles from Carolina
We are a boutique residential architecture practice with a staff of eight, with offices in the bucolic Village of East Hampton, Rumson, New Jersey and Manhattan. We are dedicated... Read More
Portsmouth, RI, 02871
24 miles from Carolina
With offices located for 15 years at The Audrain Building on Bellevue Avenue in Newport, RI, presently we enjoy the conveniences resulting from working in a home-based studio +... Read More
Cranston, RI, 02920
25 miles from Carolina
"Robin is terrific, an amazing designer" ...For over 20 years, Robin has worked with clients to create personal spaces reserved just for them. Close attention to detail and an... Read More
Stonington, CT, 06378
15 miles from Carolina
We are award winning residential architects specializing in exceptional coastal homes in seaside communities such as Stonington, CT, Watch Hill, RI, Charlestown, RI, Shelter... Read More
Newport, RI, 02840
18 miles from Carolina
Burgin Lambert Architects specializes in regional, creative architecture that is site specific and responsive to our clients’ programmatic requirements. The firm designs... Read More
Newport, RI, 02840
18 miles from Carolina
Estes/Twombly's work consists of simple, innovative designs with firm roots in the New England tradition. We approach projects with the belief that the best solutions are logical... 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 Rhode Island 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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