113 Dorchester, ON Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Dorchester, ON 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 
Whiting Design (519) 897-2724
Waterloo, Ontario, N2J 1N8, Canada
43 miles from Dorchester
Whiting Design creates high performance buildings. We provide modern design rooted in sustainability. Our scope includes new homes, additions, retrofits, commercial buildings,... Read More
Fergus, Ontario, N1M1W2, Canada
50 miles from Dorchester
Residential Designer/Architect specializing in Cottages, Rural Properties, and Additions to Older Homes. Read More
Elmira, Ontario, N3B 2Z1, Canada
50 miles from Dorchester
Your Dream. Your Home. You're welcome to imagine. And with Imagine Your Home, we can work together to make your dreams come true. We offer creative home design and drafting... Read More
London, Ontario, Canada
10 miles from Dorchester
Design and project coordination of custom homes and additions, specializing in lakefront cottages, country lots and timber frames. Read More
Cambridge, Ontario, N1R 4K4, Canada
46 miles from Dorchester
Interior Design Read More
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2K4, Canada
50 miles from Dorchester
We are a full-service architectural practice specializing in the design of new residences and custom renovations. Located in the City of Guelph, our primary service area is... Read More
Grant Gilvesy Design (519) 495-7850
London, Ontario, N6A 4A1, Canada
10 miles from Dorchester
Grant Gilvesy Design is a full service design firm involved in all aspects of the design process: interior, exterior and landscaping to ensure a cohesive home that exceeds client... Read More
Lillepold Architect (519) 212-4486
Cambridge, Ontario, N1S 2J2, Canada
46 miles from Dorchester
Established in 1995, Lillepold Architect is an award-winning Canadian architectural firm with expertise in residential, heritage and community design. Our goal - both past and... Read More
Stratford, Ontario, N5A 5G2, Canada
27 miles from Dorchester
David Sheldon Design specializes in sustainable, architectural design suited to a rural context Read More
zedd architecture (519) 518-9333
London, Ontario, N6B 1L6, Canada
10 miles from Dorchester
At zedd we aim to 'Architize', to conceptualize, visualize and realize inspiring spaces to live, work and play. We enjoy connecting with like-minded clients who realize that... Read More
Margot McTavish Inc. (905) 330-7130
Brantford, Ontario, N3T 4C2, Canada
41 miles from Dorchester
Interior Design, Renovations and Furnishings Read More
Simcoe, Ontario, N3Y 1B3, Canada
40 miles from Dorchester
Established in 2006 by Principal Ramee Cyr, r.design is a full service Interior Design firm that specializes in residential and commercial Interior Design. As a small Interior... Read More
Incon (519) 657-2510
London, Ontario, N6K 4L4, Canada
10 miles from Dorchester
INCON is a design & consultancy firm that provides services to clients throughout North America and the international market. INCON was founded in Canada. The founders’ vision... Read More
Michael Hale (519) 240-5438
London, Ontario, N6C2C7, Canada
10 miles from Dorchester
Consultation and project management Read More
P.B. Welding Service (519) 536-6965
Burgessville, Ontario, N0J 1C0, Canada
23 miles from Dorchester
Beautiful driveway gates and wrought iron fencing in toronto ontario canada. 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 Ontario 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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