1,010 Melville, RI Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Melville, RI 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 
Medfield, MA, 02052
42 miles from Melville
Award-winning designs for new homes, whole house renovations, additions and interiors. We instill the feeling that while fresh, beautiful and new, antique or modern, "this feels... Read More
Barrington, RI, 02806
12 miles from Melville
Andreozzi Architects has commissions from throughout New England to the Bahamas. We are driven by a passion for creating elegant architectural solutions that address our clients’... Read More
Jamestown, RI, 02835
7 miles from Melville
Ronald F. DiMauro Architects, Inc. is a national award winning Architecture firm located in Southern Rhode Island specializing in Shingle Style Country Estate Design, Interior... Read More
Jamestown, RI, 02835
7 miles from Melville
Ellen McKenna provides a fresh approach, individually tailoring projects to each client. As both interior and architectural designer she is able to integrate all components to a... Read More
1 plus 1 design (617) 807-0121
Hingham, 02043
49 miles from Melville
A full service residential design studio that strives to produce thoughtful and creative solutions that respond to the diverse needs of our clients. Read More
Westborough, MA, 01581
50 miles from Melville
We are a full-service design firm whose primary mission and passionate commitment is to enhance business or living environments through excellence in design. Read More
Duxbury, MA, 02332
43 miles from Melville
The design process can be frustrating, as I found out in the 1980's as a building contractor. At least three out of every five plans I looked at were never built, mostly because... Read More
Portsmouth, RI, 02871
1 mile from Melville
With offices located for 15 years at The Audrain Building on Bellevue Avenue in Newport, RI, presently we enjoy the conveniences resulting from working in a home-based studio +... Read More
Ikaria Living (781) 267-4776
South Dartmouth, MA, 02748
16 miles from Melville
Lawton Design Studio and Ikaria Living have teamed up to deliver a new experience for the modern home. Ikaria Living's mission is to design, build and develop living environments... Read More
Newport, RI, 02840
8 miles from Melville
Burgin Lambert Architects specializes in regional, creative architecture that is site specific and responsive to our clients’ programmatic requirements. The firm designs... Read More
Vineyard Haven, MA, 02568
37 miles from Melville
Sam has more than 28 years experience in the design and construction industries. His academic training in Architecture was at The Rhode Island School of Design and the Boston... Read More
HC Design (781) 545-5700
Scituate, MA, 02066
50 miles from Melville
As an Associate member of the American Institute of Architects, we strive to provide homeowners with architectural design, guidance and documentation to successfully complete a... Read More
Newport, RI, 02840
8 miles from Melville
Estes/Twombly's work consists of simple, innovative designs with firm roots in the New England tradition. We approach projects with the belief that the best solutions are logical... Read More
Wellesley, MA, 02482
49 miles from Melville
Licensed Architect. Scarlett Architects creates architecture which is regionally appropriate, yet contemporary in style. We are less concerned with project scale than design... Read More
Ashland, MA, 01721
47 miles from Melville
Award-winning architectural design services in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire. From architectural design to construction documents, we have the experience and... 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 Rhode Island 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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