1,854 Durham, CT Architects & Designers

Is the scope of your Durham, CT home design project more involved than replacing your kitchen countertops or bathroom flooring? It is the responsibility of home architects to transform human needs and desires into visual concepts and habitable structures. When you hire a home architect, you are not only hiring someone to design and build your home, but you are also hiring the person who will manage all of your budgetary limitations and site constraints, as well as coordinate the relationships of all parties involved in the project. More 
Akke Woodworks (631) 988-8108
Northport, NY, 11768
50 miles from Durham
Akke Woodworks is a full-service design + build firm specializing in the cosmetic renovation of live/work/play spaces. We approach our work from an artist’s perspective, based on... Read More
CK Architects (203) 453-1224
Guilford, CT, 06437
12 miles from Durham
Campaigne Kestner Architects is a small New England architectural design firm located in Guilford CT. We specialize in well crafted residential, commercial, and small... Read More
Lakeville, CT, 06039
50 miles from Durham
Architecture including interiors, site design and masterplan work Read More
Huntington, NY, 11743
50 miles from Durham
Hoffman Grayson Architects LLP is a boutique architectural firm, specializing in unique designs for residential and commercial projects. With our staff of ten architects and... Read More
Old Lyme, CT, 06371
22 miles from Durham
"Chris was terrific! I needed help in creating a fresh identity for our 1986 contemporary home. This was an extremely small project which Chris treated with the same respect,... Read More
Ridgefield, CT, 06877
45 miles from Durham
Doyle Coffin Architecture has been providing exceptional architectural design services to residential and commercial clients throughout Fairfield County, New York and Greater New... Read More
Westport, CT, 06880
42 miles from Durham
We are a woman owned, award winning full service architecture firm specializing in sustainable new construction, renovations and additions to residential and commercial... Read More
Sharon, CT, 06069
49 miles from Durham
Rafe Churchill crafts traditional buildings inspired by the historic architecture of New England. Working from a historic house on the village green in Sharon, Connecticut, a... Read More
Shelter Island, NY, 11964
34 miles from Durham
" I had the great pleasure of meeting Rhea and her design partner Steve Schappacher on Shelter Island near New York when I shot their beach house for a book on coastal... Read More
Woodbridge, CT, 06525
20 miles from Durham
Custom residential and commercial architectural and interior design. Read More
Wilton, CT, 06897
44 miles from Durham
For three generations, Architectural Designs has been selling pre-drawn house plans for everything from simple garages and cottages to full-on luxury statement homes. We can... Read More
Ridgefield, CT, 06877
45 miles from Durham
We are a small architectural firm practicing for over 23 years, specializing in residential design. Our work ranges from custom homes, additions, whole house remodels, all done in... Read More
Sag Harbor, Hamptons, NY, 11963
40 miles from Durham
Bates Masi + Architects LLC, a firm with roots in New York City and the Hamptons, on eastern Long Island for over 45 years, responds to each project with extensive research in... Read More
Greenwich, CT, 06830
50 miles from Durham
Douglas VanderHorn Architects is a classically focused architecture firm whose associates are inspired by the great residential architecture of the past. For over twenty seven... Read More
DC Studio LLC (860) 249-1009
West Hartford, CT, 06119
20 miles from Durham
DC Studio is a Connecticut based architectural firm specializing in residential Architecture. The firm has extensive experience creating sympathetic additions, whole house... Read More
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It is best to hire a house 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 Connecticut subcontractors, which can include the builders, engineers and landscape architects. House 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 interior architect you hire. He or she can be the tiebreaking vote between you and the general contractor, and can be your biggest advocate along the way during construction. Depending on the company that you hire, the scope of the work can span from predesign environmental impact studies to selecting furniture and interior finishes.

As far as the process goes, the architecture company that you hire will start with concept drawings and finish with construction drawings and documents. Some firms even design with 3-D 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 be the best interior architect for you. 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 what you would like to do to your Durham, CT home and how much 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 a prospective home architect:
  • 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 (3-D, 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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