191 Fort Walton Beach, FL Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Fort Walton Beach, FL 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 
Santa Rosa Beach, FL, 32459
23 miles from Fort Walton Beach
Residential Architecture + Design Read More
We specialize in designing distinctive custom homes that connect interiors and exteriors and blend modern and traditional elements.
Pensacola, FL, 32502
36 miles from Fort Walton Beach
Dalrymple | Sallis Architecture is a full-service architectural firm specializing in custom residences and commercial buildings. Based out of Pensacola, Florida, principals Scott... Read More
Destin, FL, 32541
9 miles from Fort Walton Beach
Art Gallery & Interior Shop Read More
Panama City Beach, FL, 32413
43 miles from Fort Walton Beach
With a continued commitment to quality, creativity and sustainability Anthony J. Vallee, Architect, llc provides Architectural services for Commercial, Residential, Interiors and... Read More
Rosemary Beach, FL, 32461
42 miles from Fort Walton Beach
Custom interior design service and planning as well as e-design services. Read More
Forma Gratus (251) 458-1166
Panama city beach, FL, 32413
43 miles from Fort Walton Beach
We are an artistic Design company combining over 25 years of experience in the areas of interior design, architecture and digital photography. Read More
ruddDesigns, llc (850) 381-4494
Santa Rosa Beach, FL, 32459
23 miles from Fort Walton Beach
ruddDesigns is a small design practice that specializes in custom residential design and consulting for Boutique Architectural firms along the Gulf Coast of Florida. Read More
Freeport, FL, 32439
28 miles from Fort Walton Beach
A BOHEME Design (850) 231-6803
Rosemary Beach, FL, 32461
42 miles from Fort Walton Beach
A BOHEME Design is a full service, client service focused Architecture, Interior Architecture and Interior Design firm located in the heart of Rosemary Beach along the design... Read More
Kennedy Drafting Service (850) 608-6204
Miramar Beach, FL, 32550
17 miles from Fort Walton Beach
We work with homeowners and /or local builders and structural engineers to create construction/permit drawings for custom homes and residential additions. These drawings include... Read More
Santa Rosa Beach, FL, 32459
23 miles from Fort Walton Beach
The architectural practice of Eric Watson Architect, P.A. specializes in the design of traditional houses. Designing in a range of traditional styles, each house is custom... Read More
Janet Taylor Interiors (850) 699-8981
Santa Rosa Beach, FL, 32459
23 miles from Fort Walton Beach
Interior Design Read More
DAG Architects Inc. (850) 837-8152
Destin, FL, 32541
9 miles from Fort Walton Beach
DAG Architects is an award-winning architectural firm operating continuously since its formation in 1981. The firm has grown and undertaken a wide variety of projects throughout... Read More
Design Avenue (850) 424-5155
Destin, FL, 32541
9 miles from Fort Walton Beach
Interior Design, Retail and Gifts Read More
Santa Rosa Beach, FL, 32459
23 miles from Fort Walton Beach
Christ & Associates, Architects and Planners, P.A. founded in 1984, is a multi-discipline professional corporation which provides services in commercial architecture, community... 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 Florida 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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