241 Ivy, VA Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Ivy, 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 
HARRISONBURG, VA, 22815
40 miles from Ivy
The Gaines Group is an architectural firm with offices in Harrisonburg and Charlottesville Virginia dedicated to providing energy efficient, healthy, durable design solutions. Read More
Keith Hunter & Associates, Architects, is an Architectural firm that specializes in the design of unique commercial buildings and spaces, custom homes, additions and remodels.
Charlottesville, VA, 22902
7 miles from Ivy
Johnson, Craven & Gibson Architects was established as a partnership by Floyd E. Johnson, Thomas W. S. Craven, and David J. Gibson in 1947 for the professional practice of... Read More
Outlaw Design Company believes in a team approach to design, allowing the client to be involved in the design process & integrating the builder's expertise.
Alloy Workshop (434) 977-8733
Charlottesville, VA, 22903
6 miles from Ivy
Alloy (n.) — a union of different elements, resulting in a material that is stronger, lighter and more versatile. Alloy Workshop is an architecture, construction, and graphic... Read More
FINE Residential Design and Renovation, specializing in kitchen, bathroom, and great room additions and designs.
Charlottesville, VA, 22903
6 miles from Ivy
Outlaw Design Company believes in a team approach to design. This allows the client to be involved in the design process and integrates the builder's expertise, resulting in an... Read More
Fishersville, VA, 22939
22 miles from Ivy
Jeff Mininger Designs provides 3d rendering services, architectural design and graphics production. Specializing in immersive presentations of renovation plans and new... Read More
Charlottesville, VA, 22902
7 miles from Ivy
Professional Architectural Firm providing custom residential design--enjoy the process: personal, detailed, and fun Read More
Hays+Ewing Design Studio (434) 979-3222 ext. 112
CHARLOTTESVILLE, 229025300
7 miles from Ivy
The architects of Hays + Ewing Design Studio are focused on the merging of contemporary design with a core belief in the importance of environmental responsibility and a deep... Read More
Charlottesville / tidewater, VA, 22901
4 miles from Ivy
Owner's expert for design/build and Investment education Over 30 year experience field, classroom, one on one training and analysis very good playing with the mouse ; Read More
Charlottesville, VA, 22903-1720
7 miles from Ivy
FINE Residential Design and Renovation, specializing in kitchen, bathroom, and great room additions and designs. Read More
Charlottesville, VA, 22902
7 miles from Ivy
For over thirty years, the Shelter for Help in Emergency (SHE) has committed to providing a safe, confidential, and respectful environment in which survivors of domestic violence... Read More
Amissville, VA, 20106
50 miles from Ivy
. New Home Design, Additions & Renovation . Commercial Tenant Space Design . As-Built Services Read More
Sunbiosis PLC (434) 249-2932
Charlottesville, VA, 22901
4 miles from Ivy
Full service architecture specializing in small, energy efficient residential. Read More
Bushman Dreyfus Architects (434) 295-1936 ext. 234
Charlottesville, VA, 22902
7 miles from Ivy
At Bushman Dreyfus we believe that what distinguishes architecture from the other arts is the dialog between client and designer. We say “design is a dialog” and run our practice... Read More
Charlottesville, VA, 22902
7 miles from Ivy
Brownsburg, VA, 24415
41 miles from Ivy
Artful and personal design of custom single family residences. Timeless architectural solutions for living well in the 21st century. New construction, remodeling and additions .... 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 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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