2,161 Essex, MA Architects & Designers

Is the scope of your Essex, MA 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 
Wellesley, US 02481
34 miles from Essex
Serving the Boston area, Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc. is a full service architectural firm founded on the philosophy of design excellence, sound management, technical knowledge,... Read More 
Cambridge, MA, US 02138
25 miles from Essex
AHI offers full-service interior design. We work with our clients to help establish initial design concepts, then produce design documents and specify all of the components of the... Read More 
1 plus 1 design (617) 807-0121
Hingham, US 02043
29 miles from Essex
A full service residential design studio that strives to produce thoughtful and creative solutions that respond to the diverse needs of our clients. Read More 
Lexington, MA, US 02420
26 miles from Essex
You want something a little out of the ordinary, something distinctive. You want a great place in which to live or work. A place that’s comfortable and memorable. It’s the... Read More 
Cambridge, MA, US 02140
25 miles from Essex
"Good Design @ Work" Leslie S. Saul, IIDA, AIA, LEED AP®, founded Leslie Saul & Associates (LS&A) an Architecture and Interior Design firm on December 21, 1992, with the... Read More 
Boston, MA, US 02127
25 miles from Essex
Ruhl Walker Architects is a design-oriented architecture studio based in Boston, Massachusetts. We provide comprehensive architecture and interior design services to a variety of... Read More 
Salem, MA, US 01970
11 miles from Essex
Tektoniks Architects strives to create beautiful places for people to live and work. www.tektoniksarchitects.com Read More 
Westborough, MA, US 01581
50 miles from Essex
We are a full-service design firm whose primary mission and passionate commitment is to enhance business or living environments through excellence in design. Read More 
Boston, MA, US 02130
28 miles from Essex
Helios Design Group is a Boston architecture firm offering a fresh outlook, a love of collaboration, and a focus on details. We’ve been designing high quality homes and other... Read More 
Marblehead, MA, US 01945
11 miles from Essex
Michael McCloskey Design Group is a full service residential architecture and interior design company. We have been renovating and designing homes like yours throughout New... Read More 
Duxbury, MA, US 02332
42 miles from Essex
The design process can be frustrating, as I found out in the 1980's as a building contractor. At least three out of every five plans I looked at were never built, mostly because... Read More 
Cambridge, MA, US 02140
25 miles from Essex
We are a young innovative design studio doing modern houses, renovations and additions. We are based in Cambridge, MA but our projects are located all over, including... Read More 
lunadesigngroup 781-245-6530 ext. 11
Danvers, MA, MA, US 01923
10 miles from Essex
At Luna Design Group, we are committed to providing the highest standards and believe the quality of our work sets us apart from other architectural firms. Since our inception in... Read More 
Essex, MA, US
Eric is an award winning licensed architect in Massachusetts with over 20 years experience in the profession. He is a graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA.... Read More 
Manchester, MA, US 01944
4 miles from Essex
The focus for our residential team is YOU, our client & partner in the design process. We truly enjoy collaborating with our clients. We pride ourselves in having an open style... 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 Massachusetts 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. Here are some related professionals and vendors to complement the work of architects & designers: Interior Designers & Decorators, General Contractors, Home Builders, Design-Build Firms, Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers.

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 Essex, MA 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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