167 Columbia, SC Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Columbia, SC 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 
Columbia, SC, 29201
Architectural firm with focus on southeastern regional residential design, both new construction and remodeling Read More
Jeff Lewis AIA (803) 960-5026
Columbia, SC, 29209
Residential, Commercial, Religious, Industrial, Medical, Hospitality, Restaurant Architecture. Read More
With the goal of creating lasting places, each project is approached as a thoughtful blending of the client’s personality and memory with the project’s context and setting.
Columbia, SC, 29206
Custom House Designs, Renovations, Kitchen designs Read More
Aiken, NC, 29805
41 miles from Columbia
Judy McLean Custom Interiors is a residential Interior Design business that provides a full range of services. I listen to what a client desires and make it happen. Read More
Aiken, SC, 29801
50 miles from Columbia
Tate Hilliard is an Architect and an award wining Residential Home Builder specializing in the design and construction of distinctive homes. Please visit my web site, www... Read More
Sumter, SC, 29150
40 miles from Columbia
Full-service Residential and Commercial Interior Design Services with a Retail Store Read More
Studio 2LR (803) 233-6602
Columbia, SC, 29201
Studio 2LR is a creative and diverse group of professionals with a collective passion for sustainable contemporary design. Our enthusiasm is cultivated by an open studio... Read More
Columbia, SC, 29210
Full Service Architectural Firm specializing in custom residential design for new construction and remodels. Read More
Columbia, SC, 29229
Southern Heritage Home Designs - Providing Custom Home Design and Stock House Plans for Builders and Homeowners. Over 20 years experience. Read More
Promethean (803) 724-2224
Irmo, SC, 29063
12 miles from Columbia
Your style is my style…. And, working as a team, we’ll make come true all of your dreams! Designing custom homes and spaces in, and around, Columbia, South Carolina since 1985. Read More
Columbia, SC, 29201
Architectural Firm - Residential Read More
Aiken, 29803
50 miles from Columbia
Steve M. Scutt (803) 361-2142
Lexington, SC, 29073
15 miles from Columbia
UpScale Single Family Homes/Retreats/Compounds Read More
chester, SC, 29706
50 miles from Columbia
Shales Design Services (803) 741-5464
Columbia, SC, 29201
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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 South Carolina 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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