923 Palo Alto, PA Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Palo Alto, 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
50 miles from Palo Alto
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
Berwyn, PA, 19312
50 miles from Palo Alto
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
Wayne, PA, PA, 19087
50 miles from Palo Alto
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
Narberth, PA, 19072
50 miles from Palo Alto
Philip Ivory Architects, founded in 1992, is a full-service architectural firm specializing in custom residential design and renovation. The firm’s work is noted for its creative... Read More
Phoenixville, PA, 19460
50 miles from Palo Alto
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
Phila, PA, 19127
50 miles from Palo Alto
Residential and Commercial Fine Art Photography Read More
Wayne, PA, 19087
50 miles from Palo Alto
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
Ardmore, PA, 19003
50 miles from Palo Alto
JMS Architecture LLC comes from 16 years of custom residential design experience serving clients from Nantucket to the Outer Banks; from Main Line Philadelphia to Central Ohio. I... Read More
Thorndale, PA, 19372
50 miles from Palo Alto
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
Lititz, PA, 17543
36 miles from Palo Alto
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
Allentown, PA, 18102
37 miles from Palo Alto
We are Licensed Architects and Planners specializing in New custom home design, additions and renovations, interior design, design build, traditional design, Green architecture... Read More
Wayne, PA, 19087
50 miles from Palo Alto
Foley-Beam Architecture is a finely crafted boutique firm whose architecture reflects the partners' passion for design. Foley-Beam provides outstanding, innovative architecture... Read More
Stevens, PA, 17578
33 miles from Palo Alto
Architectural designer of new homes, additions, renovations, as well as some agricultural and light commercial projects. Read More
Paoli, PA, 19301
50 miles from Palo Alto
Architecture and Planning Read More
Bryn Mawr, PA, 19010
50 miles from Palo Alto
Lori Shinal Interiors is a residential, full service design firm located on Philadelphia’s Main Line. Lori's background stems from a successful career at Ralph Lauren's home... 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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