1,050 Lancaster, PA Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Lancaster, PA 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 
West Chester, PA, 19380
38 miles from Lancaster
Period Architecture Ltd. is a custom architectural design and property planning firm specializing in residential architecture. Our firm engages with clients to create uniquely... Read More
West Chester, PA, 19382
39 miles from Lancaster
Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd. is a custom architectural design firm whose work strives to meet the needs of sophisticated clients who value a collaborative design process,... Read More
Berwyn, PA, 19312
46 miles from Lancaster
Founded in 1982, Peter Zimmerman Architects is a full service residential design firm. Our firm has produced an extensive portfolio of award winning private residences, barns,... Read More
2e Architects (410) 583-2112
Towson, MD, 21204
47 miles from Lancaster
2e Architects offers architectural services for the design and construction of custom "one of a kind" new homes, renovations and additions. Every design is an original creation... Read More
Wayne, PA, PA, 19087
48 miles from Lancaster
Architects Matthew Moger and Kirby Mehrhof, who have practiced independently for more than two decades, cofounded Moger Mehrhof Architects (MMA) in 2009 on the philosophical basis... Read More
Baltimore, MD, 21212
50 miles from Lancaster
PBA is a "Top 25" Baltimore area firm and provides full architectural services along the eastern seaboard of the United States and the British West Indies. Penza Bailey... Read More
Brooklandville, MD, 21022
49 miles from Lancaster
Place architecture:design is an award-winning, custom residential architecture firm, specializing in additions, renovations and new homes. Our expertise lies in creating a trust... Read More
abSketches (717) 324-5265
York, PA, 17402
20 miles from Lancaster
We are 3D Architectural Illustrators providing hyper photo-realistic imagery and computer generated photography & video. We supply Architects, Developers, Design Build... Read More
Chadds Ford, PA, 19317
40 miles from Lancaster
Diane brings her passion for design to every aspect of her work. She creates comfortable, functional spaces that are enjoyed for years by tapping her skills, knowledge and... Read More
West Chester, PA, 19382
39 miles from Lancaster
I’M ERINN WENRICH. I believe that EVERYONE IS WORTH GOOD DESIGN. I think that our homes and workplaces can and should bring about and reflect the life we want to live. I... Read More
Phoenixville, PA, 19460
42 miles from Lancaster
Karen Beam Architect, LLC is a one-woman firm dedicated to high quality residential architecture through a careful, personal design process. Karen focuses on understanding her... Read More
Baltimore, MD, 21210
50 miles from Lancaster
Melville Thomas Architects is a professional architecture and planning firm in Baltimore, Maryland. Craftsmanship and thoughtful design are core values, but our “get it done”... Read More
Lititz, PA, 17543
11 miles from Lancaster
Custom design, remodeling and renovations are our specialty. We think outside the box, and are extremely creative and warm in all styles.We do complete Interior design and... Read More
Wayne, PA, 19087
48 miles from Lancaster
The architecture and interior design firm of Abby Schwartz Associates has earned an extraordinary reputation for high quality, customized creative design, thorough documentation,... Read More
Thorndale, PA, 19372
30 miles from Lancaster
Suzanne Titus Interior Design is a full service interior design company serving the residential and commercial client. Our business operates mostly from referrals from satisfied... 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 Pennsylvania 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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