317 Elmira, ON Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Elmira, ON 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 
Parkyn Design (905) 271-2021
Mississauga, Ontario, L5G-3H4, Canada
45 miles from Elmira
Parkyn Design is a full scope interior design firm specializing in residential ground up construction and renovations. From earliest design ideas to project completion, the... Read More
Burlington, Ontario, L7R 2G3, Canada
39 miles from Elmira
We are a custom residential design firm established in 2003. Our ability to listen to our client's wishes regarding their project allows us to create a design specific to their... Read More
Mississauga, Ontario, L5G 3H4, Canada
45 miles from Elmira
David Small Designs launched in 1996. From a one-man operation to a 13-person team, we have grown into an award winning custom home design firm that specializes designing the... Read More
Hamilton, Ontario, L8T 1N9, Canada
43 miles from Elmira
Since 2009, SMPL Design Studio has been providing Unique, Affordable and Custom Architectural Services to its clients all over Canada. With a strong focus on west coast... Read More
New Age Design (905) 602-0354
Mississauga, Ontario, L4W 5A8, Canada
45 miles from Elmira
Richard Kossak owner of the firm, is an Accredited Architectural Technologists of the Association of Architectural Technologists of Ontario and is a Qualified & Registered... Read More
Whiting Design (519) 897-2724
Waterloo, Ontario, N2J 1N8, Canada
10 miles from Elmira
Whiting Design creates high performance buildings. We provide modern design rooted in sustainability. Our scope includes new homes, additions, retrofits, commercial buildings,... Read More
Niche for Design (905) 379-0792
Dundas, Ontario, L9H 3B8, Canada
38 miles from Elmira
At Niche for design, we are experts at creating targeted concepts that reflect our clients, and in the case of our commercial clients, their brand. We utilize a systematic 5 step... Read More
Cavaco Design Inc. (647) 898-0004
Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada
50 miles from Elmira
Cavaco Design is a full service interior design firm specializing in residential projects. The collaborative approach with each client ensures that every aspect of the design is... Read More
Elmira, Ontario, N3B 2Z1, Canada
Your Dream. Your Home. You're welcome to imagine. And with Imagine Your Home, we can work together to make your dreams come true. We offer creative home design and drafting... Read More
Oakville, Ontario, L6K 3G4, Canada
45 miles from Elmira
Design + Architecture Read More
Mississauga, Ontario, L5C 2N7, Canada
45 miles from Elmira
My experience over the last 25 years in the Design and Construction fields has given me a broad range of abilities that our clients have found to be useful on many levels in a... Read More
Burlington, Ontario, L7P0E9, Canada
39 miles from Elmira
Cynthia Zahoruk Architect Inc. is a small firm with substantial experience in custom residential, multi-residential, commercial and healthcare project types. We are particularly... Read More
Hamilton, Ontario, L8P 4R5, Canada
43 miles from Elmira
GreenBox Architecture is a creative young architecture firm based out of Hamilton Ontario. We are passionate design professionals who specialize in creating unique, sustainable, ... Read More
Fergus, Ontario, N1M1W2, Canada
12 miles from Elmira
Residential Designer/Architect specializing in Cottages, Rural Properties, and Additions to Older Homes. Read More
AJM Architectural Designs (905) 815-7075
Burlington, Ontario, L7L 3J8, Canada
39 miles from Elmira
AJM Architectural Designs was established in 1995 and has been providing custom residential design to clients for almost 20 years across the Greater Toronto Area. From... 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 Ontario 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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