124 Elk Rapids, MI Architects & Designers

Is the scope of your Elk Rapids, MI 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 
Carolyn P. Andrews (231) 943-1180 ext. 515
Traverse City, MI, 49685
10 miles from Elk Rapids
Full Service Lumber yard with specialty services that included kitchen design and window and door. Read More
Jethany Lee, CKD (231) 348-1316
Harbor Springs, MI, 49740
48 miles from Elk Rapids
Traverse City, MI, 49684
19 miles from Elk Rapids
Kerridge Architecture + Construction, Inc. provides full service architectural and construction services to residential and commercial clients in Northern Michigan. Read More
David Spala (231) 946-9940
Traverse City, MI, 49685
10 miles from Elk Rapids
Harbor Springs, MI, 49740
48 miles from Elk Rapids
Buday + Kruzel Architects PLLC is an architectural firm in Harbor Springs, Michigan. We are a group of professionals dedicated to innovative architectural solutions that respond... Read More
Traverse City, MI, 49684
19 miles from Elk Rapids
Residential Designer since 1972 Read More
Jonathan Lee Architects (231) 487-0089
Petoskey, MI, 49770
41 miles from Elk Rapids
Residential and commercial architeture Read More
Petoskey, MI, 49770
41 miles from Elk Rapids
Residential and commerical architects. Located in Northern Michigan and Asheville N.C. Read More
Sidock Architects (989) 705-8400
Gaylord, MI, 49735
38 miles from Elk Rapids
With a commitment to quality sustainable design, efficient problem solving and planning, and most of all, a work ethic that put the Client’s needs at the forefront of the planning... Read More
miDESIGN (231) 675-0781
Boyne City, MI, 49712
29 miles from Elk Rapids
Architectural Design Services - Home - Cottage - Business Read More
manistee, MI, 49660
50 miles from Elk Rapids
ed kriskywicz construction design inc. is defined as a small, unassuming residential design firm in northwestern michigan - at home in a conservative, coastal community no one has... Read More
Neumann Richard Architect (231) 347-0931
Petoskey, MI, 49770
41 miles from Elk Rapids
I am an architect concerned with improving the quality of our built environment through new building design, existing building adaptation and historic building preservation. Read More
Village Cabinetry Design (231) 879-4096
Fife Lake, MI, 49633
24 miles from Elk Rapids
Village Cabinetry Design is a kitchen and bath design business that focuses on cabinetry and countertops. We offer StarMark, Kemper, and MasterBrand cabinets that can be... Read More
Petoskey, MI, 49770
41 miles from Elk Rapids
Douglas Wright, Architect (231) 347-1030
Petoskey, MI, 49770
41 miles from Elk Rapids
At Douglas Wright, Architect, we create architecture in a world where most build buildings. 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 Michigan 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 Elk Rapids, MI 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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