2,418 Darby, PA Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Darby, PA 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 
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West Chester, PA, 19382
18 miles from Darby
Archer & Buchanan Architecture is an award winning custom design firm dedicated to the thoughtful design of traditional, sustainable structures from homes, horse farms and estates... Read More
Brian Cox Builders is a custom builder in Chester County. We specialize in new home construction, as well as challenging renovation and remodeling projects. Contact us for your home design needs!
West Chester, PA, 19380
19 miles from Darby
Period Architecture Ltd. is a custom architectural design and property planning firm specializing in residential architecture. Our firm engages with clients to create uniquely... Read More
We've been recognized for our exceptional residential projects including new homes, additions and renovations, historic restorations, country property planning and equestrian facilities.
Philadelphia, PA, 19130
6 miles from Darby
Rasmussen/Su is an award-winning architecture firm specializing in custom residential design. Working together since 1995, firm principals Kevin C. Rasmussen AIA LEED AP & Vivian... Read More
Custom design, remodeling and renovations are our specialty. We think outside the box, and are extremely creative and warm in all styles. We offer complete Interior and Architectural design services.
Berwyn, PA, 19312
14 miles from Darby
Peter Zimmerman Architects, an award winning firm, founded in 1982, is a full service residential design firm. Our firm has produced an extensive portfolio of private... Read More
Phoenix Woodworking, Inc. (717) 445-6767
Our in-house designers have the ability to turn architectural concept drawings into working shop drawings or even work directly with customers to create custom original designs.
Princeton, NJ, 08542
44 miles from Darby
Award winning full service architecture firm based in Princeton, NJ and Meredith, NH specializing in residential renovations, additions and custom new homes using the latest green... Read More
Daniel Emery AIA (215) 219-6276
Based in Fort Washington, PA, Daniel Emery Architecture offers individualized service. We specialize in traditional design and are great with historical renovations.
Wayne, PA, PA, 19087
13 miles from Darby
Architects Matthew Moger and Kirby Mehrhof, who have practiced independently for more than two decades, cofounded Moger Mehrhof Architects (MMA) in 2009 on the philosophical basis... Read More
Award winning full service architectural firm.We have won awards for residential work, restaurant work, and commercial work.
Philadelphia, PA, 19103
6 miles from Darby
Sandvold Blanda Architecture + Interiors LLC is a full service architectural and interior design practice. Founded in 1995, our firm's mission is to work closely with our clients... Read More
Krieger Architects is an award-winning Philadelphia firm providing architectural, planning, and interior design services since 1992.
Philadelphia, PA, 19118
12 miles from Darby
Krieger Architects is an award-winning Philadelphia firm providing architectural, planning, and interior design services since 1992. Our mission is to produce clear, creative... Read More
Bloomfield Architects (484) 380-3400
We believe that all projects large and small benefit from the same process of understanding, investigation, and refinement, used to create unique designs that work beautifully.
Lawrenceville, NJ, 08648
40 miles from Darby
Best of HOUZZ 2015,2014, 2013 & 2012 / Only Mercer Co. Architecture firm to receive Best of Design & Service for 2014 &2015 We are: Architects, Interior Designers & Landscape... Read More
Foley-Beam Architecture is a finely crafted boutique firm whose architecture reflects the partners' passion for design.
Ventnor, NJ, 08406
50 miles from Darby
With Offices located on the Boardwalk in Ventnor New Jersey, QMA Architects & Planners (QMA) specializes in the design of unique award winning custom homes, significant... Read More
Jack Burn's Architecture specializes in the creation of exciting design solutions for all projects. JBA’s Studio provides our clients with design excellence & unparalleled, personalized service.
Wyant Architecture (215) 523-9394
Philadelphia, PA, 19130
6 miles from Darby
Wyant Architecture is a full-service architectural design firm located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Established in 2001 by partners Jeffrey Wyant and Maria Keares Wyant, the... Read More
M James Architecture is a custom residential and small commercial architecture firm focused on delivering deeply satisfying architecture finely tuned to each individual client.
Hatboro, PA, 19040
20 miles from Darby
Founded in 1993, The OMNIA Group Architects continues to deliver an exceptionally broad range of creative architectural solutions to residential and commercial clients. As... Read More
Our team of five has a combined 79 years of experience in the field. During these years we have worked with clients along the East coast from Florida to New York.
Doylestown, PA, 18902
31 miles from Darby
Wolstenholme Associates, LLC is a full service, professional architectural/engineering firm located in the historic Doylestown, Pennsylvania area. As a dynamic, growing company... Read More
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
6 miles from Darby
John Toates Architecture and Design LLC is focused on traditionally inspired unique residential projects throughout the United States and abroad. John Toates Architecture and... Read More
JFA Architecture (215) 517-8068
Wyncote, PA, 19095
13 miles from Darby
JFA Architecture is an award-winning, full service architectural design firm located in Wyncote, Pennsylvania. JFA Architecture is committed to providing architectural design of... 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 Pennsylvania 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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