2,671 Ellicott City, MD Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Ellicott City, MD 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 
Washington, DC, 20007
29 miles from Ellicott City
Ernesto is an architect and interior designer. At Studio Santalla we focus on quality and the skillful combination of all that goes in to a construction project from very... Read More
Our Mission... "To build and professional community that provides clients value through Expertise, Education and Innovation."
FORMA Design (202) 265-2625
Washington, DC, 20009
28 miles from Ellicott City
Since 1994, Washington, DC and Miami Beach based FORMA Design, Inc., has produced memorable, creative and thoughtful Architecture and Interior Design projects that have garnered... Read More
brennan+company architects is a 25-year-old, 4 person open-studio, collaborative firm. We specialize in beautiful and smart community buildings and residences, both new and renovated.
KUBE architecture (202) 986-0573
Washington, DC, 20036
28 miles from Ellicott City
KUBE architecture is a modern architecture studio that challenges the norms of daily life and attempts to reinterpret ways of working and living in the built environment. Every... Read More
Silver Spring, MD, 20910
23 miles from Ellicott City
Inspired by a shared interest in sustainable design and artfully crafted buildings, we established Gardner Mohr Architects in 2003. We bring to our practice a detail-oriented... Read More
Rill Architects (301) 656-4166
Bethesda, MD, 20814
25 miles from Ellicott City
Creating unique homes as special as the families who live in them. From the smallest renovation to large single-family homes, Rill Architects' clients appreciate architecture..... Read More
Ellicott City, MD, 21043
We promote Elegant, Thoughtful, Historic & Sustainable Design. brennan+company architects is a 27-year-old, 3 person open-studio, collaborative firm housed in an historic 1840... Read More
2e Architects (410) 583-2112
Towson, MD, 21204
15 miles from Ellicott City
2e Architects offers architectural services for the design and construction of custom "one of a kind" new homes, renovations and additions. Every design is an original creation... Read More
Bethesda, MD, 20814
25 miles from Ellicott City
Robert Nehrebecky AIA, Re:New Architecture creates timeless client-specific design solutions reflective of his profound dedication to finely crafted architecture that seeks to... Read More
Silver Spring, MD, 20910
23 miles from Ellicott City
We pride ourselves on our commitment to our clients at Bennett Frank McCarthy Architects. We believe good design is possible regardless of the project size or budget and that... Read More
Annapolis, MD, 21401
24 miles from Ellicott City
Purple Cherry Architects is a high-end residential architecture firm serving the Eastern United States. Our firm specializes in custom, luxury residential projects featuring... Read More
Baltimore, MD, 21212
13 miles from Ellicott City
PBA is a "Top 25" Baltimore area firm and provides full architectural services along the eastern seaboard of the United States and the British West Indies. Penza Bailey... Read More
Washington, DC, 20009
28 miles from Ellicott City
CHECA Architects, PC, has over 20 years of experience in partnering with clients to produce beautiful, conscious designs. The CHECA approach is noted for its deep sensitivity to... Read More
Washington, DC, 20007
29 miles from Ellicott City
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Washington, DC, 20008
27 miles from Ellicott City
Balodemas Architects, Chtd. is a small design firm providing architectural planning, construction document, and construction contract administration services. The firm was... Read More
McLean, VA, 22101
31 miles from Ellicott City
Specializing in Custom Residential Design, modern to transitional, we focus on light and space, embellishing our designs with wonderful details, full of texture and rich... 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 Maryland 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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