84 Columbus City, IA Architects & Designers

Is the scope of your Columbus City, IA home design project more involved than replacing your kitchen countertops or bathroom flooring? It is the responsibility of home architects to transform human needs and desires into visual concepts and habitable structures. When you hire a home architect, you are not only hiring someone to design and build your home, but you are also hiring the person who will manage all of your budgetary limitations and site constraints, as well as coordinate the relationships of all parties involved in the project. More 
Fort Madison, IA, 52627
44 miles from Columbus City
I was proud to be voted "Best of Houzz 2014 for Customer Satisfaction" My name is Jim Patrick and I am a house designer at Building Materials. I offer my customers over 34 years... Read More
Fairfax, IA, 52228
50 miles from Columbus City
Mike has a degree in Architectural Design, is a member of the American Institute of Building Design, HBA and is 1 of 9 people in the state of Iowa who is certified through the... Read More
Mike Welsh (815) 540-4288
Davenport, IA, 52804
45 miles from Columbus City
Do architectural work via the computer. Love to introduce the 3D views to the customer so they have a better understanding of what the finished building will look like. Read More
Burlington, IA, 52601
34 miles from Columbus City
Historic Preservation and Integrated Design Read More
Ian Schroeder (563) 391-5110
Davenport, IA, 52806
46 miles from Columbus City
Building designers that work with your ideas, practice creative planning and efficient use of building materials, to develop the construction documents to build your project. Read More
Akar ARchiTecture (319) 351-4111
Iowa City, IA, 52246
29 miles from Columbus City
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Neumann Monson Architects (319) 338-7878
Iowa City, IA, 52240
27 miles from Columbus City
For nearly four decades, Neumann Monson Architects has merged talent, innovation, and expertise to create enduring architectural solutions. Neumann Monson develops unique design... Read More
Bettedorf, IA, 52722
50 miles from Columbus City
At Windmiller Design & Development Co. we have been helping people turn their Dreams into Dream Homes for 28 years. We pride ourselves on our unique designs, superior finish and... Read More
Bettendorf, IA, 52722
50 miles from Columbus City
Kalona, IA, 52247
24 miles from Columbus City
Interior Design Program Student Read More
Iowa City, IA, 52244
27 miles from Columbus City
The firm of Rohrbach Associates PC provides Design and Management Services to a wide array of clients. Our project background is built on sound management practices in both the... Read More
studio involution (443) 691-5971
Iowa City, IA, 52246
29 miles from Columbus City
Sensitive and sensible design capturing optimal flow of spaces, intimate to our daily rituals and place making for what we want most. Read More
Monmouth, IL, 61462
45 miles from Columbus City
Interior Design Read More
Tamara Wendt Design (309) 269-4027
Moline, IL, 61265
49 miles from Columbus City
Event & Wedding Designer Read More
freelance writing (563) 514-5937
bettendorf, IA, 52722
50 miles from Columbus City
writing for homeowners via blogs and websites Read More
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It is best to hire a house 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 Iowa subcontractors, which can include the builders, engineers and landscape architects. House 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 interior architect you hire. He or she can be the tiebreaking vote between you and the general contractor, and can be your biggest advocate along the way during construction. Depending on the company that you hire, the scope of the work can span from predesign environmental impact studies to selecting furniture and interior finishes.

As far as the process goes, the architecture company that you hire will start with concept drawings and finish with construction drawings and documents. Some firms even design with 3-D 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 be the best interior architect for you. 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 what you would like to do to your Columbus City, IA home and how much 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 a prospective home architect:
  • 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 (3-D, 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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