556 Fairview Heights, IL Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Fairview Heights, IL 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 
Saint Louis, MO
12 miles from Fairview Heights
Schaub+Srote Architects is a full service architectural firm believing that a successful project is not only artistic and beautiful but also functional, comfortable, and... Read More
Saint Louis, MO, 63104
13 miles from Fairview Heights
A full service architectural firm, focusing on modern residential design, small commercial projects, and historic renovations throughout the midwest. The firm's projects have... Read More
St. Louis, MO, 63146
27 miles from Fairview Heights
Full Service Interior Design Firm specializing in residential design and remodels. We have over 20 combined years experience and all designers are degreed. Kim Taylor’s passion... Read More
Chesterfield, MO, 63005
34 miles from Fairview Heights
Curtiss W. Byrne Architect, LLC is a an award winning architectural firm in St. Louis, Missouri specializing in quality creative solutions for all types of residential and small... Read More
St. Louis, MO, 63021
29 miles from Fairview Heights
At The Design Source Limited, we want you to fall in love with your home over and over again. Our sincerest wish is for our clients to love their homes more tomorrow than they do... Read More
St. Louis, MO, 63146
27 miles from Fairview Heights
Donna Boxx EXCELS in residential architecture. With an eye for architectural finesse and 38 years experience, Donna Boxx can deliver on new construction, an addition and/or a... Read More
St. Louis, MO, 63122
24 miles from Fairview Heights
Educated at Notre Dame-1983 & Kansas-1984, F+A’s Principal Architects have created residential projects ranging from luxury custom homes and additions, to modest remodels. FORNEY... Read More
Saint Louis, MO, 63101
12 miles from Fairview Heights
Full service, award winning, global Architectural and Interior Design firm with project experiences on a broad range of project types. Project types include commercial,... Read More
Saint Louis, MO, 63141
26 miles from Fairview Heights
We are a residential architectural firm specializing in new custom homes, renovations, and additions. Our focus is on our individual clients. We pride ourselves in listening to... Read More
Ballwin, MO, 63011
31 miles from Fairview Heights
Residential Interior Design Firm Read More
Ballwin, MO, 63021
29 miles from Fairview Heights
We are a St. Louis based architectural firm specializing in custom homes, additions & remodeling. For over twenty years, owner Kevin Noonan has built a solid reputation as one of... Read More
St. Louis, MO, 63130
19 miles from Fairview Heights
Comfort Architecture specializes in older homes in the city of St. Louis and nearby communities. We assist clients who have a problem with the way their house works and want to... Read More
St. Louis, MO, 63117
19 miles from Fairview Heights
I design a large variety of projects including new homes, additions, renovations, green building improvements, historic rehabs, loft apartments, and a many commercial project... Read More
St. Louis, MO, 63105
19 miles from Fairview Heights
Bond Architects, Inc. provides professional design services to a range of residential, municipal, and commercial clients. Our projects, practice and people have been recognized... Read More
Adrienne Nienkamp (314) 724-9277
Saint Louis, MO, 63139
17 miles from Fairview Heights
Space Planner and Designer for remodeling and new construction projects. 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 Illinois 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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