2,000 Parker Ford, PA Architects & Designers

Is the scope of your Parker Ford, PA home design project more involved than replacing your kitchen countertops or bathroom flooring? It is the responsibility of home architects to transform human needs and desires into visual concepts and habitable structures. When you hire a home architect, you are not only hiring someone to design and build your home, but you are also hiring the person who will manage all of your budgetary limitations and site constraints, as well as coordinate the relationships of all parties involved in the project. More 
West Chester, PA, 19380
16 miles from Parker Ford
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
Inspiring well-lived spaces with accessible design services including architectural design for renovations and additions, historic renovations, space planning for home or work, interiors & decorating.
West Chester, PA, 19382
19 miles from Parker Ford
Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd. is a custom architectural design firm whose work strives to meet the needs of sophisticated clients who value a collaborative design process,... Read More
The BE Architecture Studio, LLC is an Architecture firm that specializes in residential design.
Berwyn, PA, 19312
15 miles from Parker Ford
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
Philadelphia, PA, 19130
28 miles from Parker Ford
Rasmussen/Su is an award-winning architecture firm specializing in custom residential design. Working together since 1995, firm principals Kevin C. Rasmussen AIA LEED AP & Vivian... Read More
Princeton, NJ, 08542
50 miles from Parker Ford
Award winning full service architecture firm based in Princeton, NJ and Meredith, NH specializing in residential renovations, additions and custom new homes using the latest green... Read More
Wayne, PA, PA, 19087
15 miles from Parker Ford
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
Philadelphia, PA, 19103
29 miles from Parker Ford
Sandvold Blanda Architecture + Interiors LLC is a full service architectural and interior design practice. Founded in 1995, our firm's mission is to work closely with our clients... Read More
Philadelphia, PA, 19118
23 miles from Parker Ford
Krieger Architects is an award-winning Philadelphia firm providing architectural, planning, and interior design services since 1992. Our mission is to produce lasting building... Read More
Doylestown, PA, 18902
29 miles from Parker Ford
Wolstenholme Associates, LLC is a full service, professional architectural/engineering firm located in the historic Doylestown, Pennsylvania area. As a dynamic, growing company... Read More
Hatboro, PA, 19040
27 miles from Parker Ford
Founded in 1993, The OMNIA Group Architects continues to deliver an exceptionally broad range of creative architectural solutions to residential and commercial clients in the... Read More
Wyant Architecture (215) 523-9394
Philadelphia, PA, 19130
28 miles from Parker Ford
Wyant Architecture is a full-service architectural design firm located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Established in 2001 by partners Jeffrey Wyant and Maria Keares Wyant, the... Read More
Phoenixville, PA, 19460
7 miles from Parker Ford
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
Lawrenceville, NJ, 08648
49 miles from Parker Ford
Best of HOUZZ 2014, 2013 & 2012 / Only Mercer Co. Architect to receive Best of Design & Service for 2014. We are: Architects, Interior Designers & Landscape Architects Col • lab... Read More
Raphael Architects (215) 348-5501
Doylestown, PA, 18901
25 miles from Parker Ford
Raphael Architects is an award-winning architecture design firm serving residential clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We organize our clients’ desires, financial... Read More
Narberth, PA, 19072
23 miles from Parker Ford
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
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It is best to hire a house 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. House 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 interior architect you hire. He or she can be the tiebreaking vote between you and the general contractor, and can be your biggest advocate along the way during construction. Depending on the company that you hire, the scope of the work can span from predesign environmental impact studies to selecting furniture and interior finishes.

As far as the process goes, the architecture company that you hire will start with concept drawings and finish with construction drawings and documents. Some firms even design with 3-D 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 be the best interior architect for you. 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 what you would like to do to your Parker Ford, PA home and how much 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 a prospective home architect:
  • 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 (3-D, 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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