116 Galena, IL Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Galena, 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 
Holverson Design (608) 807-4882
Monroe, WI, 53566
43 miles from Galena
Holverson Design is a design firm based in Monroe, Wisconsin, and run by Aaron Holverson. Rooted in traditional design, our goal is to improve every building and lot that we... Read More
Galena, IL, 61036
Full service interior design firm with experience in both commercial and residential design. Read More
Bouril Design Studio, LLC (608) 833-3400
Madison, WI, 53719
50 miles from Galena
We have 26 years of experience in residential, commercial, and multi-family design. We specialize in waterfront, recreational, rural, and compact housing, with an emphasis on... Read More
Dubuque, IA, 52003
14 miles from Galena
Firm History: In 1980, Jim Straka formed the firm of Straka Architects to help clients develop their particular needs and visions into completed projects with an emphasis on... Read More
Madison, WI, 53562
50 miles from Galena
The house plans shown are available for purchase at houseplans.com Read More
Witte Architects (815) 233-5487
Freeport, IL, 61032
42 miles from Galena
Witte Architects is a full-service professional design firm registered in Illinois and Wisconsin to practice architecture, interior design and planning. Read More
Dubuque, IA, 52003
14 miles from Galena
Fahrner Asphalt Sealers. LLC is a recognized leader in the pavement maintenance industry throughout Iowa and the midwest. Fahrner offers full service asphalt maintenance and... Read More
Inside Decor Rental (563) 582-0202
Dubuque, IA, 52003
14 miles from Galena
Complete event rental and purchase items available for events include and are not limited to: Tents, tent sides, tables, outdoor chairs, Chiavari chairs, linen, dance... Read More
Belleville, WI, 53508
50 miles from Galena
Forthright Architecture, LLC provides high quality, affordable residential design and drafting services to clients in southern Wisconsin. We specialize in new homes, additions,... Read More
Robert Design (608) 630-9888
Fitchburg, WI, 53719
50 miles from Galena
We are a Madison, Wisconsin area home builder and remodeling company with an in-house design team to help you throughout the process. Read More
Dodgeville, WI, 53533
41 miles from Galena
Building a new house or improving your existing home or workspace can be a complex venture. You probably have questions about styles, structural integrity, materials, codes, and... Read More
First Galena Corp (815) 777-4700
Galena, IL, 61036
Architect Owner and builder of custom houses in the Tri-state area. Read More
Gatto Consulting (779) 214-0153
Galena, IL, 61036
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Galena, IL, 61036
Galena, IL, 61036
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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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