2,312 Downingtown, PA Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Downingtown, 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 
West Chester, PA, 19382
8 miles from Downingtown
Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd. is an award winning custom architectural design firm that strives to meet the needs of sophisticated clients who value a collaborative design... Read More
Inspiring well-lived spaces with accessible design services including architectural design for renovations and additions, historic renovations, space planning for home or work, interiors & decorating.
West Chester, PA, 19380
6 miles from Downingtown
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
Berwyn, PA, 19312
14 miles from Downingtown
Founded in 1982, Peter Zimmerman Architects is a full service residential design firm. Our firm has produced an extensive portfolio of award winning private residences, barns,... Read More
Philadelphia, PA, 19130
29 miles from Downingtown
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
2e Architects (410) 583-2112
Towson, MD, 21204
50 miles from Downingtown
2e Architects offers architectural services for the design and construction of custom "one of a kind" new homes, renovations and additions. Every design is an original creation... Read More
Baltimore, MD, 21212
50 miles from Downingtown
PBA is a "Top 25" Baltimore area firm and provides full architectural services along the eastern seaboard of the United States and the British West Indies. Penza Bailey... Read More
Wayne, PA, PA, 19087
17 miles from Downingtown
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
Philadelphia, PA, 19103
29 miles from Downingtown
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
Philadelphia, PA, 19118
27 miles from Downingtown
Krieger Architects is an award-winning Philadelphia firm providing architectural, planning, and interior design services since 1992. Our mission is to produce lasting building... Read More
Hatboro, PA, 19040
34 miles from Downingtown
Founded in 1993, The OMNIA Group Architects continues to deliver an exceptionally broad range of creative architectural solutions to residential and commercial clients in the... Read More
Doylestown, PA, 18902
40 miles from Downingtown
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
Wyant Architecture (215) 523-9394
Philadelphia, PA, 19130
29 miles from Downingtown
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
West Chester, PA, 19382
8 miles from Downingtown
I’M ERINN WENRICH. I believe that EVERYONE IS WORTH GOOD DESIGN. I think that our homes and workplaces can and should bring about and reflect the life we want to live. I... Read More
JFA Architecture (215) 517-8068
Wyncote, PA, 19095
30 miles from Downingtown
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
Raphael Architects (215) 348-5501
Doylestown, PA, 18901
36 miles from Downingtown
Raphael Architects is an award-winning architecture design firm serving residential clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We organize our clients’ desires, financial... 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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