3,323 Durham, PA Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Durham, 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, 19380
36 miles from Durham
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
Connor Homes (802) 382-9082
Connor Homes is changing the way homes are built in America. We’ve re-established the important relationship between architect and craftsman.
West Chester, PA, 19382
37 miles from Durham
Archer & Buchanan Architecture is an award winning custom design firm dedicated to the thoughtful design of traditional, sustainable structures from homes, horse farms and estates... Read More
Architecture, Interior Design, Planning & Construction Management Services from Maine to Florida. Over a Dozen AIA Design Awards earned over the last 20 years. Currently Licensed in 7 Eastern States.
Philadelphia, PA, 19130
26 miles from Durham
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
The Outdoor Room, LLC (484) 623-4664
Our mission is to engage our clients in outdoor living, create value and a sense of place as well as serving investment property owners requiring turn-key outdoor spaces.
Berwyn, PA, 19312
27 miles from Durham
Peter Zimmerman Architects, an award winning firm, founded in 1982, is a full service residential design firm. Our firm has produced an extensive portfolio of private... Read More
Custom design, remodeling and renovations are our specialty. We think outside the box, and are extremely creative and warm in all styles. We offer complete Interior and Architectural design services.
Princeton, NJ, 08542
24 miles from Durham
Award winning full service architecture firm based in Princeton, NJ and Meredith, NH specializing in residential renovations, additions and custom new homes using the latest green... Read More
We would love to hear about your home project! Our specialties are residential renovations and custom new homes.
Maplewood, NJ, 07040
50 miles from Durham
We believe that design matters. We believe that design changes lives. We believe that beautiful spaces inspire. We value all that is beautiful and useful. We value... Read More
Krieger Architects is an award-winning Philadelphia firm providing architectural, planning, and interior design services since 1992.
Lawrenceville, NJ, 08648
22 miles from Durham
Best of HOUZZ 2015,2014, 2013 & 2012 / Only Mercer Co. Architecture firm to receive Best of Design & Service for 2014 &2015 We are: Architects, Interior Designers & Landscape... Read More
Wolstenholme Associates, LLC is a full service architectural/engineering firm with a commitment to high quality, sustainable design, and the individual attention our clients' unique projects deserve.
Philadelphia, PA, 19118
19 miles from Durham
Krieger Architects is an award-winning Philadelphia firm providing architectural, planning, and interior design services since 1992. Our mission is to produce clear, creative... Read More
Raphael Architects (215) 348-5501
Raphael Architects is an award-winning firm. We organize our clients’ desires and construction requirements into pragmatically and poetically designed, sustainable houses.
Wayne, PA, PA, 19087
25 miles from Durham
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
Chester, NJ, 07930
39 miles from Durham
ARTURO PALOMBO Architecture is a multi-dimensional design oriented architecture firm offering professional services for a wide variety of building types with a reputation for... Read More
Doylestown, PA, 18902
1 mile from Durham
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
Philadelphia, PA, 19103
27 miles from Durham
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
Morristown, NJ, 07960
46 miles from Durham
Founded in April 1998, Passacantando Architects is a devoted firm focused on the high-end traditional residential market. We're driven by a passion for creating well designed... Read More
Hatboro, PA, 19040
11 miles from Durham
Founded in 1993, The OMNIA Group Architects continues to deliver an exceptionally broad range of creative architectural solutions to residential and commercial clients. As... Read More
Montclair, NJ, 07042
50 miles from Durham
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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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