533 Durham, NC Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Durham, NC 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 
Durham, NC, 27717
Hutch Johnson has had a passion for design since he was 5 years old. Drawing inspiration from everything and everyone around him, he decided to make a career of it. Hutch... Read More
Bizios Architect (919) 490-3733
We create value for our clients through personalized, high caliber design services. We provide flexible, accessible assistance to people embarking on the rewarding journey of designing and building.
Raleigh, NC, 27617
11 miles from Durham
2SL Design Build is core team of architects, designers, construction managers and supervisors who guide a network of engineers, subcontractors, suppliers and craftsmen to provide... Read More
Hutch Johnson established WHJ Designs in 1988 as a design firm specializing in custom residential design of the utmost quality, both for new construction and addition/renovation construction.
Carrboro, NC, 27510
13 miles from Durham
Sophie Piesse Architect, PA, is a full service architecture firm that takes a team approach to make building or renovating your home an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Read More
Bizios Architect (919) 490-3733
Durham, NC, 27707
At Bizios Architect we are devoted to creating value for our clients through personalized, high caliber design services. Our designs originate from a unique and engaging process... Read More
Durham, NC, 27702
Preservation Design company specializing in restoration and renovation of homes around downtown Durham Read More
Durham, NC, 27705
Architecting and coffee drinking I'm an Architect running my own firm in Durham, NC. I'm a proud Dad, loving husband, awesome cook, coffee and wine snob, old-time banjo player,... Read More
Carrboro, NC, 27510
13 miles from Durham
BellaDomus is a full-service residential design studio based in Carrboro, North Carolina. We've been creating elegant, high-performance, environmentally-friendly homes in the... Read More
Raleigh, NC, 27615
17 miles from Durham
Landscape Designer Turning homeowners' dreams of livable outdoor space into a design to be implemented by themselves or by a professional. Read More
Lee Tripi Design (919) 271-8506
Raleigh, NC, 27615
17 miles from Durham
Lee Tripi specializes in Asian - Modern design of interior and exterior living spaces. Whether the project involves new construction or the remodel of an existing space, the... Read More
Raleigh, NC, 27617
11 miles from Durham
Sarah Susanka’s “Not So Big” message has become a launch pad for a new dimension of understanding—not just about how we inhabit our homes, but also about how we inhabit our planet... Read More
Pittsboro, NC, 27312
22 miles from Durham
Alicia Ravetto Architect PA offers full architectural services specializing in green building design + consulting. The focus is on a design approach that integrates advanced... Read More
Linton Architects (919) 636-4708
Durham, NC, 27701
Linton Architects merges the skills and passion of a close-knit group of creative professionals committed to making extraordinary places. From the napkin sketch to the punch... Read More
Elijah Leed Studio (859) 421-9228
Durham, NC, 27701
Handmade modern furniture & object designer, craftsman, and avid Durhamite. Read More
Greensboro, NC, 27405
50 miles from Durham
Residential interior designs focusing on restylings, remodeling and home interior renovations. Unique designs in window treatments, accessories, rugs, art and lighting. Creating... Read More
Raleigh, NC, 27604
22 miles from Durham
Architecture and interior design with a focus on sustainability and functional modern design. 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 North Carolina 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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