2,580 Cranston, RI Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Cranston, 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 
Cambridge, MA, 02142
45 miles from Cranston
LDa Architecture & Interiors is committed to finding a meaningful balance between traditional New England architecture and the unique needs of contemporary living. Our passion for... Read More
ZeroEnergy Design (617) 720-5002
Boston, MA, 02109
45 miles from Cranston
Innovative design embracing energy, environment, and lifestyle. ZeroEnergy Design creates innovative & environmentally sensible homes and buildings. The team of architecture,... Read More
Flavin Architects (617) 227-6717
Boston, MA, 02114
45 miles from Cranston
Best of houzz 2014 Design. Natural Modernism, it's what we do. Flavin is a Boston based residential architect focusing on homes that relate beautifully to their surroundings, with... Read More
Boston, MA, 02116
44 miles from Cranston
Patrick Ahearn, AIA, specializes in historically motivated architecture and interior design. Over the past 40+ years, his volume of finely crafted and detailed residential work... Read More
Medfield, MA, 02052
29 miles from Cranston
Award-winning designs for new homes, whole house renovations, additions and interiors. We instill the feeling that while fresh, beautiful and new, antique or modern, "this feels... Read More
Hammer Architects (617) 876-5121
Cambridge, MA, 02139
44 miles from Cranston
Hammer Architects’ work focuses on residential designs involving both new construction and renovations and additions that often require a sensitive integration with an existing... Read More
Barrington, RI, 02806
7 miles from Cranston
Founded in 1988, Andreozzi Architects specializes in historically based residential architecture, expressive of its sense of place, attentive to its detail and proportion, and... Read More
west of boston, MA
44 miles from Cranston
design services along with project management, CAD drawings, graphic design and artistic renderings are offered to complement and enhance others associated within the residential... Read More
Wellesley, 02481
38 miles from Cranston
Serving the Boston area, Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc. is a full service architectural firm founded on the philosophy of design excellence, sound management, technical knowledge,... Read More
Old Lyme, CT, 06371
50 miles from Cranston
"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
Jamestown, RI, 02835
19 miles from Cranston
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
Boston, MA, 02127
44 miles from Cranston
Ruhl Walker Architects is a design-oriented architecture studio based in Boston, Massachusetts. We provide comprehensive architecture and interior design services to a variety of... Read More
Westborough, MA, 01581
35 miles from Cranston
We are a full-service design firm whose primary mission and passionate commitment is to enhance business or living environments through excellence in design. Read More
Cambridge, MA, 02141
45 miles from Cranston
Best of Houzz 2014 & 2015 recipient - Good design affects every aspect of one's life in a positive manner, sometimes apparent but often unnoticed. Light, view, detail, scale,... Read More
Shelter Island, NY, 11964
50 miles from Cranston
" 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
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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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