384 Columbia, TN Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Columbia, TN 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 
Nashville, TN, 37212
39 miles from Columbia
William C. Johnson Architect, LLC is a small, full service architectural design firm. Since 1985, WCJA has helped clients achieve their design goals, from small residential... Read More
John TeSelle (615) 297-1919
Nashville, TN, 37212
39 miles from Columbia
Residential design with an attention to detail and client needs. Additions, renovations, and ground-up new construction. Client service is the center of my architectural... Read More
Chad Williams, CDT (615) 294-4910
Hendersonville, TN, 37075
50 miles from Columbia
Designing custom homes to meet the specifications of “YOU” the homeowner. Read More
Nashville, TN, 37212
39 miles from Columbia
Allard Ward Architects was established in 1995 with a focus on providing comprehensive programming, design, and planning services. We believe architecture is a complex and... Read More
Franklin, TN, 37064
24 miles from Columbia
Since beginning in 1986, my focus has been based on the belief that great architecture responds to client needs in a manner respectful of its neighbors. I design modern buildings... Read More
Nashville, TN, 37203
40 miles from Columbia
Brad Norris is The architect for a unique one of a kind architecture based on timeless principles expressed in new, refreshing and inspiring ways. Read More
Nashville, TN, 37211
37 miles from Columbia
I specialize primarily in the design of custom residences tailored to the select needs of my clients. Client interviews are at the heart of my services. Thoughtful interviews... Read More
Christina Cavin (615) 753-4162
Hendersonville, TN, 37075
50 miles from Columbia
I have been designing spaces for twenty years and have a true passion for improving my clients' homes. I take great pride in my craft and continuously educate myself to improve... Read More
Nashville, TN, 37204
37 miles from Columbia
Our goal is to provide the most comprehensive services to our clients. Because architecture and construction are highly technical and constantly evolving disciplines, we have... Read More
P. Shea Design (615) 599-5950
Franklin, TN, 37064
24 miles from Columbia
Award-winning, refined residential design firm. Read More
Sone Design, Inc. (312) 480-9039
Nashville, TN, 37069
27 miles from Columbia
Candice Sone is an award winning interior designer and founder of Sone Design, Inc. She has been featured on HGTV and her work has been published in leading national and regional... Read More
Franklin, TN, 37067
26 miles from Columbia
Elizabeth Turner Design offers full-range design services catered to every client's individual needs and tastes to create functional spaces with personal flair. Elizabeth will... Read More
College Grove, TN, 37046
20 miles from Columbia
LLG Residential Design LLC is focused on Design That Works For You. The design process should be personal, fit your family, lifestyle and be fun! Read More
Nashville, TN, 37216
45 miles from Columbia
Residential design in Middle Tennessee and beyond. New construction, additions, renovations. Serving developers, builders, and individual clients. Read More
Nashville, TN, 37212
39 miles from Columbia
Guided by client's wishes, PAGE|DUKE Landscape Architects’ mission is to create landscape and garden designs that are thoughtful, beautiful, inspiring, and timeless. The method... 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 Tennessee 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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