2,756 Downers Grove, IL Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Downers Grove, IL 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 
Randall Architects (708) 853-9439
Riverside, IL, 60546
10 miles from Downers Grove
Randall Architects is a full service Chicago-based firm that believes in a team approach to designing beautiful residences. Whether it be a new home or a kitchen renovation, we... Read More
Naperville, IL, 60563
9 miles from Downers Grove
Cory Smith Architecture is an award winning architectural firm. The firm specializes in both new homes and the tasteful renovation of residences. Our belief is that good... Read More
Highland Park, IL, 60035
28 miles from Downers Grove
Becker Architects is a full-service, award winning architectural firm, established in New York City in 1982. Becker Architects began as an interiors firm, designing tenant... Read More
Chicago, IL, 60607
19 miles from Downers Grove
Lewis Giannoulias is a multi-faceted interior design firm. Our projects reflect a close relationship between structure and furniture, function and form, client and designer. We... Read More
St. Charles, IL, 60174
18 miles from Downers Grove
Experienced architectural firm with exceptional custom home designs. Over 23 years of working with the discerning home owner to produce some of the area's finest homes. Read More
Clarendon Hills, IL, 60514
3 miles from Downers Grove
The practice has completed projects throughout the Midwest and is characterized by a creative melding of traditional contextual forms with modern lifestyles. See animations of... Read More
Evanston, IL, 60202
23 miles from Downers Grove
Full service residential architecture firm specializing in new construction, renovations, additions, and historic remodeling architects. Read More
Oak Park, IL, 60302
13 miles from Downers Grove
We offer creative and helpful solutions to have a design which brings beauty and living together. We believe good design is affordable, and clients programs are very important. We... Read More
nFORMAL design (312) 857-3676
Chicago, IL, 60690
17 miles from Downers Grove
nFORMAL design is a small design/build studio based in Chicago, IL specializing in architecture, interior design, and custom-built furniture. Our work is characterized as having... Read More
Chicago, IL, 60642
20 miles from Downers Grove
Ann Clark Architects provides architectural, interior design, master planning and graphic design services. Our approach has always included all aspects of design. We have over 20... Read More
Wilmette, IL, 60091
24 miles from Downers Grove
Boomgaarden Architects has been involved in many areas of architectural design, with a particular emphasis in renovations of existing housing, historic architecture, custom... Read More
wheaton, IL, 60189
5 miles from Downers Grove
Gordon Architecture, Inc. specializes in custom home design projects of all sizes, based in Wheaton, Illinois. We emphasize collaborative relationships focused on direct attention... Read More
Lombard, IL, 60148
5 miles from Downers Grove
Architectural Design Firm specializing in Residential and Small Commercial Projects. Construction Management Historic Preservation Landscape Design In business since... Read More
Prospect Heights, IL, 60070
21 miles from Downers Grove
Design Insight Inc.(DII) is a multidisciplary firm specializing in custom: architecture, interiors, & functional art. We aim to creatively solve functional needs, while instilling... Read More
Chicago, IL, 60654
21 miles from Downers Grove
COOK ARCHITECTURAL Design Studio is client focused and design driven. We believe great design comes from listening carefully, distilling the essence of our clients desires, and... 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 Illinois 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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