287 Norfolk, VA Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Norfolk, 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 
Virginia Beach, VA, 23452
11 miles from Norfolk
residential and commercial architectural services, interior design and site planning Read More
Battaglia Design (757) 422-2255
Custom Home Design, Additions and Renovations, Small Office, Light Commercial, Space Planning
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, 23464
7 miles from Norfolk
CUSTOM FULL SERVICE INTERIOR DESIGN SPECIALIZING IN ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING & DESIGN DRAWINGS * selections of surface materials *... Read More
Virginia Beach, VA, 23464
7 miles from Norfolk
Known as the" Beach Architect", Thad (Pete) Broom has over twenty-five years experience in designing new and renovated residences. He employs state of the art three dimensional... Read More
Morning Glory (757) 416-4896
N/A, VA, 23464
7 miles from Norfolk
acA AndrewCarter Architecture I studying Drafting & Design Technologies at ITT Technical Institute, and graduate in 2015. And re attend ITT Tech, for a Bachelors in... Read More
Chesapeake, VA, 23322
15 miles from Norfolk
RBA specializes in sustainable and synergistic design for government, multi-family, single-family, religious/cultural and commercial/retail markets. Read More
Virginia Beach, VA, 23455
9 miles from Norfolk
Award winning architecture, planning and interior design firm with an emphasis on unique waterfront homes, contextual renovations and additions, and multifamily developments with... Read More
Featherlite Coaches (757) 923-3374
Suffolk, VA, 23434
19 miles from Norfolk
Featherlite Coaches is the premier line of luxury motor coaches in America, featuring two distinctive luxury coaches, the Featherlite Vantaré H3-45 and Vantaré XLII, both Prevost... Read More
Williamsburg, 23185-1420
38 miles from Norfolk
Residential Remodeling and New Home Design "Explore the economy of good architecture" This means much more than lower construction cost. It means doing the most with the... Read More
JRML Associates, Inc (757) 437-9371
Norfolk, VA, 23508
Formed in 1993, JRML specializes in the Interior and Exterior design of residential, corporate, retail, and resort hospitality projects. We are comfortable working in all styles... Read More
classypickers.com (706) 594-0970
VA Beach, VA, VA, 23450
10 miles from Norfolk
Classypickers.com uses reclaimed materials, and architectural salvage to create Barn Wood, Industrial Antique furniture lines, and home interiors Read More
Mayfield Designs Inc. (757) 547-2191
Chesapeake, VA, 23320
9 miles from Norfolk
Mayfield Designs Inc. is owned and operated by Tim Mayfield. Tim has been designing homes in the Hampton Roads area since 1986 and has a long history of award winning designs. ... Read More
Virginia Beach, VA, 23454
15 miles from Norfolk
Architectural Services. Read More
Norfolk, VA, 23502
Professional design services Read More
Virginia Beach, VA, 23464
7 miles from Norfolk
I design homes and commercial spaces from initial concept and create 3D Architectural Models, Dimensional Plans, Photorealistic Renderings, Video Tours, and AutoCAD files so that... Read More
Battaglia Design (757) 422-2255
Virginia Beach, VA, 23451
16 miles from Norfolk
Battaglia Design offers turn-key design services for New Homes, Additions and Renovations as well as small Commercial Projects including Offices, Retail Spaces and Veterinary... 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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