78 Erie, PA Architects & Designers

Is the scope of your Erie, PA 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 
JEM4 design (440) 645-7811
Geneva, OH, US 44041
50 miles from Erie
JEM4 design is a full service design build firm with expertise ranging from historic restoration to new construction. Read More
Erie, PA, US 16507
Kidder Wachter Architecture & Design was created on May 1, 2005 as a partnership between Architects Jeff Kidder and Richard "Chip" Wachter. The partners share a common vision and... Read More
Adam J. Trott, Architect (814) 456-8667
Erie, PA, US 16501
Adam J. Trott Architect is a full-service architecture firm with a background diverse in project types. We believe that successful architectural design explores the clients'... Read More
Simcoe, ON, CA N3Y 1B3
50 miles from Erie
Established in 2006 by Principal Ramee Cyr, r.design is a full service Interior Design firm that specializes in residential and commercial Interior Design. As a small Interior... Read More
Robertson Kitchens (814) 833-7287
Erie, PA, US 16505
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling and Design Read More
Renovation Inspirations (814) 706-5649
Sugar Grove, PA, US 16350
42 miles from Erie
Exterior and interior design. Read More
Dani Merritt (814) 833-1023
Erie, PA, US 16506
Erie, PA, US 16507
Things Evolve. We help you understand what your options are before you begin construction so that you can make informed, rational decisions to plan your future. Read More
Erie, PA, US 16541
Consulting services Read More
Michael Grab Architect (814) 455-3454
Erie, PA, US 16505
Architectural & Interior Design Services Read More
Thomas F Grosz Architect (814) 897-5854
Erie, PA, US
Architect Read More
Imagine My Design (814) 450-2570
Erie, PA, US 16506-5347
Computer Aided Drafting & Design Service Read More
Erie, PA, US
Dovetail Gallery (814) 449-9222
erie, US
Erie, PA, US
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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 Pennsylvania 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 Erie, PA 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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