93 Iowa City, IA Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Iowa City, IA 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 
Fairfax, IA, 52228
22 miles from Iowa City
Mike has a degree in Architectural Design, is a member of the American Institute of Building Design, HBA and is 1 of 9 people in the state of Iowa who is certified through the... Read More
Mike Welsh (815) 540-4288
Davenport, IA, 52804
49 miles from Iowa City
Do architectural work via the computer. Love to introduce the 3D views to the customer so they have a better understanding of what the finished building will look like. Read More
Hiawatha, IA, 52233
28 miles from Iowa City
Stock house plans and custom home designs. It's what we do. We are a leading home design firm specializing in house plans and home designs for the residential customer. We... Read More
Akar ARchiTecture (319) 351-4111
Iowa City, IA, 52246
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Neumann Monson Architects (319) 338-7878
Iowa City, IA, 52240
For nearly four decades, Neumann Monson Architects has merged talent, innovation, and expertise to create enduring architectural solutions. Neumann Monson develops unique design... Read More
Ian Schroeder (563) 391-5110
Davenport, IA, 52806
49 miles from Iowa City
Building designer that works with your ideas, through creative planning and efficient use of building materials, to develop the construction documents for your project. Read More
Vastu Design (641) 472-2157
Fairfeild, IA, 52556
50 miles from Iowa City
VastuVed was founded by Michael Borden in 1998 for the purpose of promoting Vaastu Shastra and educating designers, architects, builders and homeowners of the potential of a more... Read More
Fairfield, IA, 52556
50 miles from Iowa City
Maharishi Vastu® architecture connects individual intelligence with Cosmic Intelligence, bringing nourishing influences to your home, your workplace, or your entire community. ... Read More
studio involution (443) 691-5971
Iowa City, IA, 52246
Sensitive and sensible design capturing optimal flow of spaces, intimate to our daily rituals and place making for what we want most. Read More
Carlson Design Team (319) 338-0066
Iowa City, IA, 52240
Peter Correll (319) 338-7878
Iowa City, IA, 52240
Iowa city, IA, 52246
3 miles from Iowa City
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Surroundings (319) 351-4653
Iowa City, IA, 52240
Interior design studio with retail furniture, gift, and accessory showroom. Read More
MARTIN WENCK DESIGN (319) 330-2761
Iowa City, IA, 52240
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Iowa City, IA, 52244
The firm of Rohrbach Associates PC provides Design and Management Services to a wide array of clients. Our project background is built on sound management practices in both the... 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 Iowa 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?


Find a home architect on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Iowa City, IA architect. You may also look through photos of Iowa projects to find interior architects or designers who have worked on a project similar to yours. You can find more architects & building designers in Coralville, West Liberty, West Branch, Solon and Ely.
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