150 Melcher, IA Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Melcher, 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 
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Des Moines, IA, 50314
35 miles from Melcher
Concepts in Design Inc. is multi-disciplined firm with an emphasis on building, landscape, interior and furniture design and was established in 1975. Our residential client base... Read More
West Des Moines, IA, 50265
38 miles from Melcher
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Imprint Architects (515) 965-5336
Ankeny, IA, 50023-4163
41 miles from Melcher
Imprint Architects is a full service architectural and planning firm specializing in traditional residential architecture and traditional neighborhood design. Each project is a... Read More
Des Moines, IA, 50309
34 miles from Melcher
I am a Licensed Architect with over 20 years of experience in commercial, institutional, and residential sectors. While I reside in Des Moines, Iowa, I still maintain a strong... Read More
Aller Design Group (515) 254-1181
Johnston, IA, 50131
41 miles from Melcher
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PUSHpixel (515) 334-0555
West Des Moines, IA, 50265
38 miles from Melcher
PUSHpixel is a full service graphics studio in West Des Moines, Iowa focused on creating beautiful 3D illustrations for real estate and design. We can help you see your custom... Read More
Des Moines, IA, 50309
34 miles from Melcher
KNOWLES BLUNCK ARCHITECTURE is the third generation of a studio culture, that began in 1961, dedicated to excellence in both service and design. Building strong relationships with... Read More
W Drafting & Design LLC (515) 306-0277
West Des Moines, IA, 50265
38 miles from Melcher
W Drafting & Design is a residential design company focused on the client.Whether it is an existing farmhouse remodel, a builder's 1,500 square foot spec house or a homeowner's... Read More
BSB Design (515) 273-3020
West Des Moines, IA, 50266
40 miles from Melcher
We exist as a national design firm to help our clients reach a higher level of success through our industry knowledge and design quality. We rely on great people working in a... Read More
Ankeny, IA, 50023
41 miles from Melcher
Full service interior design Read More
Architects Smith Metzger (515) 244-2111
Des Moines, IA, 50312
36 miles from Melcher
Architects Smith Metzger (ASM) began in 1998 with principals Rob Smith and Daryl Metzger drawn together by the idea of creating a “new age” design firm. A firm rejecting the... Read More
Wells + Associates (515) 327-0007
Des Moines, IA, 50312
36 miles from Melcher
Wells + Associates is based upon a collaborative studio. Each individual in the firm brings varied areas of expertise that combine to provide excellent architectural services. ... Read More
Slingshot Architecture (515) 243-0074
Des Moines, IA, 50309
34 miles from Melcher
A slingshot won’t do anything if you don’t pull it back. Design lacks meaning if you don’t first seek vision. We must know our client well before we pursue a design with them.... Read More
Des Moines, IA, 50312
36 miles from Melcher
Gerlitz Design Inc (515) 987-3350
Waukee, IA, 50263
44 miles from Melcher
Collectively, the background and experience I have gained has fortified the cornerstone of the creativity I bring to my projects. The opportunity to work with clients to develop... 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 Melcher, 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 Pella, Melcher-Dallas, Lacona, Lucas and Williamson.
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