739 Clearwater, FL Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Clearwater, FL 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 
Sarasota, FL, 34236
47 miles from Clearwater
Founded in 1992 and celebrating 20 years of successful design collaboration with clients. CMSA has been making a mark on many premiere waterfront properties throughout Florida... Read More
ArcDesign (727) 446-8022
No project is too large or too small. From high-rise to home additions, we will listen to your needs and exceed your expectations.
St Petersburg, FL, 33701
17 miles from Clearwater
Our mission is to provide exceptional architecture and design services. We strive to create comfortable, beautiful residential & commercial environments, utilizing traditional... Read More
ArcDesign (727) 446-8022
Clearwater, FL, 33756
Are you looking to build a new home? Or perhaps improve the flow or the layout of your existing home simply because it doesn't quite feel right? Rest easy . . . we are here to... Read More
Sarasota, FL, 34236
47 miles from Clearwater
Award-winning JONATHAN PARKS ARCHITECT wants to change the way you live. The firm has emerged as one of the leading design firms in Florida offering services in planning,... Read More
Tampa, FL, 33615
14 miles from Clearwater
Mexican Architect established in Tampa, Fl. Who has been on the Custom Wrought Iron Doors and Wrought Iron Wine Cellar Doors Industry for over 20 years with many satisfied... Read More
Clearwater, FL, 33763
Love your forever home more! Together we'll design a home or remodel so you save money, save space, and stay in place: save money long-term, become energy efficient, add the... Read More
Tampa, FL, 33602
21 miles from Clearwater
Design Collaborative is an architecture firm that was established in 1989 with one primary goal, to bring together the various elements of a design project and assure the creation... Read More
Sawa Design Studio (941) 564-9291
Sarasota, FL, 34236
47 miles from Clearwater
Sawa Design Studio LLC is a full service design studio located in Sarasota, Florida and Nairobi, Kenya. We are devoted to providing innovative and creative design solutions for... Read More
Saint Petersburg, FL, 33703
15 miles from Clearwater
Kim Harvey Design's compositions range in theme from the soft & simple to the bold & masculine, from quirky country to classic elegance. We design to delight the senses and... Read More
Bud Dietrich, AIA (847) 757-8001
New Port Richey, FL, 34655
19 miles from Clearwater
My name is Bud Dietrich and I am an architect located in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. I am licensed to practice architecture in Illinois, Florida, New Jersey & Wisconsin and I... Read More
17 miles from Clearwater
Since 1973, Drummond House Plans has a well trusted reputation among design professionals of residential architecture and home builders in North America. We are continuously... Read More
St. Petersburg, FL, 33705
19 miles from Clearwater
Design Works is an award winning full service design/build firm specializing in evoking the personality of it's clients. With the belief that visual importance of detail defines... Read More
Lutz, FL, 33549
24 miles from Clearwater
We lead a talented team of designers, craftsmen and local artisans, who turn our clients’ designs into reality. Constantly innovating to improve our systems and processes, we... Read More
Saint Petersburg, FL, 33713
15 miles from Clearwater
Architect specializing in residential design, primarily renovations but also new homes Read More
Tampa, FL, 33603
21 miles from Clearwater
Custome home and Commercial 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 Florida 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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