7,918 New York Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your New York 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 
Axis Mundi (212) 643-2608
New York, NY, 10018
50 miles from
Axis Mundi has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” 2013 in the Design Category by Houzz. Axis Mundi is an interdisciplinary design firm based in New York, providing outstanding works... Read More
Huntington, NY, 11743
50 miles from
Hoffman Grayson Architects LLP is a boutique architectural firm, specializing in unique designs for residential and commercial projects. With our staff of ten architects and... Read More
Brooklyn, NY, 11205
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Andersen-Miller Design is a full-service architecture and planning firm specializing in residential, institutional and landscape projects that seek to be distinctive and lasting. ... Read More
Virtus Design (212) 580-0314
New York, NY, 10023
50 miles from
Virtus Design is a New York City based interior design and architecture firm founded by Frederick Wildfoerster. For more than thirty years, Mr. Wildfoerster has been designing... Read More
Shelter Island, NY, 11964
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" I had the great pleasure of meeting Rhea and her design partner Steve Schappacher on Shelter Island near New York when I shot their beach house for a book on coastal... Read More
New York, NY, 10019
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Lilian H. Weinreich Architects is a boutique multi-disciplinary architectural and interior design firm based in New York City and Philadelphia with roots in Australia. The firm... Read More
New York, NY, 10001
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Small-scale design firm specializing in the creation of livable spaces, unconstrained by style or methodology. The work emerges through the confluence of ideas from all those... Read More
General Assembly (347) 227-8891
Brooklyn, NY, 11231
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General Assembly is a firm based in Brooklyn specializing in the design of spaces, both inside and out. We specialize in residential design and pride ourselves on creating smart... Read More
Brooklyn, NY, 11238
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nC2 architecture llc is a full-service architectural firm which possesses a rare combination of fresh design enthusiasm and mature professionalism. The firm’s leaders, educated... Read More
Roslyn, NY, 11576
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Sussan Lari Architect is an architectural firm dedicated to personalized, high quality architecture, interior architecture and interior design. Our firm's work covers the entire... Read More
New York, NY, 10038
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We love graceful, uncomplicated design that just feels right, works right, looks great-now and in 50 years- from a piece of furniture, to a room, to a house, to a city. Our... Read More
Brooklyn, NY, 11205
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Jon Andersen Interiors has been a full-service residential interior design firm since 1995. We've worked restoring 19th Century Brownstones and Mid-Century Gems, to... Read More
Sag Harbor, Hamptons, NY, 11963
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Bates Masi + Architects LLC, a firm with roots in New York City and the Hamptons, on eastern Long Island for over 50 years, responds to each project with extensive research in... Read More
Jeff Wilkinson, RA (845) 838-9763
Beacon, NY, 12508
50 miles from
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New York, NY, 10024
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We specialize in creative design for both apartments and homes that blend classic architectural motifs with today’s contemporary lifestyles. We enjoy incorporating your... 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 New York 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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