2,768 Fairfax, VA Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Fairfax, VA 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
14 miles from Fairfax
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
Serving the Washington DC Metro Area since 2001, architect-builder of high-end custom homes and renovations.
FORMA Design (202) 265-2625
Washington, DC, 20009
16 miles from Fairfax
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
"We are architects and builders who share in our clients’ passion for well-crafted architecture as a way to enhance quality of life.”
KUBE architecture (202) 986-0573
Washington, DC, 20009
16 miles from Fairfax
KUBE architecture is an award winning modern architecture studio that challenges the norms of daily life and attempts to reinterpret ways of working and living in the built... Read More
Christopher Rose is a registered architect and interior designer who has been practicing sustainable award winning architecture for over 30 years.
Rill Architects (301) 656-4166
Bethesda, MD, 20814
16 miles from Fairfax
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
Award winning residential architectural design firm designing custom homes and renovations for today's living.
Washington, DC, 20007
14 miles from Fairfax
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Braswell Design+Build, a division of Harry Braswell, Inc., provides seamless design-build services for luxury homeowners in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.
Silver Spring, MD, 20910
19 miles from Fairfax
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
We specialize in residential design, from additions and renovations, to complete new homes, and even landscapes. We are the choice for homeowners who seek care, creativity, and order.
Bethesda, MD, 20814
16 miles from Fairfax
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
Gmanu & Associates (571) 338-8287
We are a full-service architectural concept, planning and design firm, and our experience ranges from ground-up construction to renovation projects.
Falls Church, VA, 22046
8 miles from Fairfax
Founded in 2005, Ballard + Mensua is a full service architecture firm with a specialty in truly unique and custom homes and renovations. We help our clients with projects of all... Read More
We are committed to design excellence and approach each project as a collaborative effort between architect and client.
2e Architects (410) 583-2112
Towson, MD, 21204
50 miles from Fairfax
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
Stone House llc (240) 793-4516
Design is an intimate and personal activity, and I take the time to get to know my clients and create spaces that are as unique as they are. I work on projects of all sizes and budgets.
Silver Spring, MD, 20910
19 miles from Fairfax
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
CARNEMARK (301) 657-5000
Since 1987, Washington, DC-area clients have enjoyed the award-winning combination of function and beauty we’ve helped bring home.
Ellicott City, MD, 21043
40 miles from Fairfax
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
We are a full-service architectural and interior design services firm located in Fairfax, Virginia. We specialize in residential projects of all sizes and budgets.
Annapolis, MD, 21401
42 miles from Fairfax
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
We are dedicated to creating spaces that reflect and enrich our clients' lives. Our award-winning team is recognized regularly for our ability to deliver creative solutions for any project.
Washington, DC, 20009
16 miles from Fairfax
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
Our experienced team includes a licensed architect and an interior designer. As an award-winning general contractor, we provide a true design/build approach managing your project from start to finish.
Washington, DC, 20008
15 miles from Fairfax
Balodemas Architects, Chtd. is a small design firm providing architectural planning, construction document, and construction contract administration services. The firm was... Read More
J Jackson AIA (703) 678-9351
We are a full service architectural firm specializing in custom residential architecture. Our work includes additions, remodeling and new homes.
McLean, VA, 22101
10 miles from Fairfax
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
We aspire to give a client confidence and security. In the end, all building is collaborative; the better the understanding, the easier the process, the more successful the result.
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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 Virginia 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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