991 Elko, MN Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Elko, MN 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 
Minnetonka, MN, 55345
26 miles from Elko
A.Sadowski Designs is a full service design firm specializing in spatial reconstruction, additions, remodels and everything related to the home. Our goal is to transform your... Read More
Hopkins, MN, 55343
25 miles from Elko
We are a full service, residential design/build company specializing in large remodels and whole house renovations. Our way of doing business is dynamic, interactive and fully... Read More
Minneapolis, MN, 55405
29 miles from Elko
In 1972, four newly graduated architecture students from the University of Minnesota banded together to start a residential design firm; Partners 4, Design. More than 38 years... Read More
Fluidesign Studio (952) 237-5992
Minneapolis, MN
29 miles from Elko
At Fluidesign Studio, we push the boundaries of design, thinking outside the box to discover unseen possibilities, always giving homeowners a custom solution that is uniquely... Read More
Stillwater, MN, 55082
42 miles from Elko
President of ron brenner architects and Simply Elegant Home Designs in Stillwater Minnesota, brings over 25 years experience designing single family homes, community facilities... Read More
Minneapolis, MN, 55405
29 miles from Elko
Devoted to authenticity, Andrea's work is a spirited balance of modern sensibilities with traditional order. Read More
Minneapolis, MN, 55403
28 miles from Elko
We believe that good architecture is all about the people that it is designed for. It must ask questions, push boundaries, and challenge pre-conceptions, all while working within... Read More
Homes by Tradition (952) 322-8700
Lakeville, MN, 55044
9 miles from Elko
Homes by Tradition, a member of Tradition Companies, draws on four generations of successful construction and development experience. You can feel confident the people building... Read More
Minneapolis, MN, 55413
31 miles from Elko
ALTUS Architecture + Design is a firm that focuses on creating places for living that reflect the identity of the Client and are inseparable from their context or site. As a... Read More
Robert Thomas Homes (952) 322-8700
Lakeville, MN, 55044
9 miles from Elko
To see more photos of our homes please visit our website at: www.robertthomashomesinc.com Robert Thomas Homes, Inc., a member of the Tradition Family of Companies, draws upon... Read More
Hive Modular, LLC (612) 379-4382
Minneapolis, MN, 55418
32 miles from Elko
Residential architects with unparalleled experience in all forms of traditional and prefab construction. We make modern design attainable and sustainability practical. We listen... Read More
Meriwether Inc (612) 850-1670
Edina, MN
23 miles from Elko
Meriwether Felt is an architect that designs unique residences. Her years of experience in listening & understanding client’s stories and in finding appropriately delightful... Read More
Minneapolis, MN, 55408
27 miles from Elko
U+B Architecture & Design is an award-winning architecture and interiors firm based in Minneapolis. Our strategic research & design process reveals the unique opportunities of... Read More
Maplewood, MN, 55119
31 miles from Elko
FOR HOUSE PLAN SEARCH: www.royaloaksdesign.com/house-plans/ Established in 1988, Royal Oaks Design, Inc. provides residential design services for home plans ranging from... Read More
Design Innovations (952) 200-1206
Edina, MN, 55435
22 miles from Elko
Design Innovations is an award winning interior design firm based in Edina, Minnesota. With coast to coast projects, we pride ourselves on being a client driven firm. Interior... 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 Minnesota 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?


Find a home architect on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Elko, MN architect. You may also look through photos of Minnesota projects to find interior architects or designers who have worked on a project similar to yours. You can find more architects & building designers in Saint Paul, Burnsville, Lakeville, Apple Valley and Shakopee.
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