62 Dartmouth, NS Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Dartmouth, NS 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 
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B2Z1J5, Canada
We are the largest Decorative Concrete producer in Atlantic Canada. Producing concrete countertops and entities for homes in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Read More
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 4P7, Canada
1 mile from Dartmouth
Omar Gandhi Architect Inc. is a Halifax, Nova Scotia-based studio which has become one of Canada’s leading young architecture studios. Since its inception in 2010, the studio has... Read More
RHAD Architects (902) 444-8085
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B2Y 1H9, Canada
Rayleen Hill Architecture + Design (RHAD) was founded in 2010 with a focus on the design of private homes, residential interiors and commercial interiors. Read More
wave interiors (902) 401-5767
Halifax, Nova Scotia, b3l3t3, Canada
1 mile from Dartmouth
interior decorator- design consultant Read More
Solterre Design (902) 492-1215
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3L 2W5, Canada
1 mile from Dartmouth
Halifax based architects offering award-winning green architecture meeting the client's needs. Ultimately, Solterre aims to build better instead of bigger -- by incorporating... Read More
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 4P7, Canada
1 mile from Dartmouth
Abbott Brown is a young modern office with two principals, Jane Abbott and Alec Brown. We've helped clients build everything from townhouse additions to oceanfront retreats. ... Read More
NC Designs (902) 457-1321
Bedford, Nova Scotia, B4A 4J4, Canada
6 miles from Dartmouth
We are a design firm specializing in custom home design and residential renovations. Bedford Nova Scotia is home base where we strive to provide the best design solutions and... Read More
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B4B1X1, Canada
1 mile from Dartmouth
Residential and commercial design and project management to private, public and government sectors. Read More
Shay Interiors (902) 237-2728
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B2X 2H4, Canada
A decorating and consulting company that caters to people who want to avoid unnecessary renovations and create spaces they love to live in! Read More
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, B4P 1C1, Canada
48 miles from Dartmouth
Residential, commercial, and institutional design, concentrating on rural areas and small towns. Read More
Halifax, B3K 3B4, Canada
1 mile from Dartmouth
MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects is based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The practice works locally and internationally on cultural, academic and residential projects,... Read More
Breakhouse (902) 431-3102
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 4N4, Canada
1 mile from Dartmouth
At our core, we believe design makes everything better. For us, design drives innovation. Innovation powers brands. We use design as an integral problem-solving tool to... Read More
Accurate House Plans (902) 435-0471
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B2R 1J5, Canada
I have over 30 years experience in the custom design & sale of Roof Trusses, Engineered Floor Systems & Engineered Beams, which means I have the knowledge to help you save money... Read More
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3P6, Canada
1 mile from Dartmouth
Anwyll Fogo Architects and Interiors Limited has provided professional architectural and interior design services for a wide variety of private and public sector Clients since... Read More
Nicholas Fudge Architects (902) 452-4287
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3K 4L7, Canada
1 mile from Dartmouth
Nicholas Fudge was born and raised on the east coast. He graduated with a Masters in Architecture from Dalhousie University and is a licensed architect in Nova Scotia. ... 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 Nova Scotia 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?

Find a home architect on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Dartmouth, NS architect. You may also look through photos of Nova Scotia projects to find interior architects or designers who have worked on a project similar to yours. You can find more architects & building designers in Halifax, Cole Harbour, ColeRidge Estates, Eastern Passage and Lower Sackville.
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