590 Pittsburgh, PA Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Pittsburgh, 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 
Pittsburgh, PA, 15215
Tusick & Associates Architects, Inc. believes that architecture is a fine art that everyone physically experiences. To create this fine art, you have to be an architect committed... Read More
Belle Vernon, PA, 15012
22 miles from Pittsburgh
Vista Design Group, LLC provides complete design services for all styles and types of upscale residential and commercial construction. We have specialized experience in builder... Read More
Lami Grubb Architects LP (412) 243-3430
Pittsburgh, PA, 15218
Full service architectural and interior design firm. Read More
Pittsburgh, PA, 15220
evolveEA (412) 362-2100
Pittsburgh, PA, 15206
evolveEA is a nimble multidisciplinary practice situated at the intersection of sustainability and the built environment. We help individuals, communities, and organizations take... Read More
Andrew Novak Architect (412) 365-0563
Pittsburgh, PA, 15232
Sole Proprietor Architect Read More
Archipello (412) 438-3081
Pittsburgh, PA, 15211
Archipello is a design company with 25 years of experience. We are centrally located in Mt. Washington, just minutes from downtown Pittsburgh. We have earned a reputation for... Read More
CARAPELLA Architecture (412) 232-3005
Pittsburgh, PA, 15222
Carapella Architecture is an architectural studio specializing in Architectural design in the Classical and Traditional manner, urban planning and historical Preservation. We are... Read More
Verona, PA, 15147
10 miles from Pittsburgh
The Blind Side Home Furnishings is a full service interior design firm that creates distinctive and unique interiors and home designs. We stand committed to achieving the highest... Read More
New Angle Design (412) 486-3000
Allison Park, PA, 15101
10 miles from Pittsburgh
Kitchen, Bath, Basement Interior Designers and Space Planners, Read More
Astorino (412) 765-1700
Pittsburgh, PA, 15222
FIRM PROFILE Astorino is at the forefront of where people and design intersect. As a full-service architectural, engineering and construction firm, Astorino deploys a discovery,... Read More
Wexford, PA, 15090
13 miles from Pittsburgh
Outside the Box Designs by Kate Kimmich is a full service interior design consulting company that specializes in custom window treatments, space planning, color consulting,... Read More
Desmone & Associates (412) 683-3230
Pittsburgh, PA, 15201
Founded in 1958, Desmone & Associates Architects is a third generation family-owned architecture and interior design firm with a philosophy deeply rooted in design excellence and... Read More
SCHLUEBarchitecture (724) 934-7868
Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh based architect Matthew Schlueb runs a small boutique practice, where his clients benefit from working directly with him on every facet of the job. From the initial... Read More
Russellton, PA, 15076
15 miles from Pittsburgh
We have 30+ years experience in residential, commercial and landscape design. Our projects range from California to New Hampshire and everywhere in between! 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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