2,304 Essex, MA Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Essex, MA 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 
Boston, MA, 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
Cambridge, MA, 02141
24 miles from Essex
Best of Houzz 2014 recipient - Good design affects every aspect of one's life in a positive manner, sometimes apparent but often unnoticed. Light, view, detail, scale, adjacencies... Read More
Cambridge, MA, 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, 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, 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, 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, 02111
25 miles from Essex
MGA | Marcus Gleysteen Architects is a full service architectural firm specializing in residential design. Read More
Boston, MA, 02116
25 miles from Essex
We are an architectural design firm located just steps from the Public Garden in the historic Back Bay neighborhood of Boston. We design new houses and renovate existing homes... Read More
Boston, MA, 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
Salem, MA, 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, 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
Manchester, MA, 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
Cambridge, MA, 02140
25 miles from Essex
We are a young, innovative architecture studio with offices in Cambridge, MA and Austin, TX. Partners Mette Aamodt and Andrew Plumb are both graduates of the Harvard Graduate... Read More
Duxborough Designs (781) 934-7265
Duxbury, MA, 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
lunadesigngroup (781) 245-6530 ext. 11
Danvers, MA, MA, 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
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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 Massachusetts 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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