163 Polk City, IA Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Polk City, IA 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 
EDG Planning & Design (515) 520-9977
Ames, IA, 50010
20 miles from Polk City
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Architects Smith Metzger (515) 244-2111
Des Moines, IA, 50312
14 miles from Polk City
Architects Smith Metzger (ASM) began in 1998 with principals Rob Smith and Daryl Metzger drawn together by the idea of creating a “new age” design firm. A firm rejecting the... Read More
Urbandale, IA, 50322
10 miles from Polk City
ince 1988, Alvin R. Stecker is a Certified Professional Building Designerラwhich is the certification of the American Institute of Building Designers. He brings more than 35 years... Read More
BSB Design (813) 265-4808
West Des Moines, IA, 50266
15 miles from Polk City
We exist as a national design firm to help our clients reach a higher level of success through our industry knowledge and design quality. We rely on great people working in a... Read More
Wells + Associates (515) 327-0007
Des Moines, IA, 50312
14 miles from Polk City
Wells + Associates is based upon a collaborative studio. Each individual in the firm brings varied areas of expertise that combine to provide excellent architectural services. ... Read More
Des Moines, IA, 50312
14 miles from Polk City
Gerlitz Design Inc (515) 987-3350
Waukee, IA, 50263
15 miles from Polk City
Collectively, the background and experience I have gained has fortified the cornerstone of the creativity I bring to my projects. The opportunity to work with clients to develop... Read More
Slingshot Architecture (515) 243-0074
Des Moines, IA, 50309
14 miles from Polk City
A slingshot won’t do anything if you don’t pull it back. Design lacks meaning if you don’t first seek vision. We must know our client well before we pursue a design with them.... Read More
Des Moines, IA, 50312
14 miles from Polk City
ASK Studio (515) 277-6707
Des Moines, IA
13 miles from Polk City
West Des Moines, IA, 50265
14 miles from Polk City
Ames, IA, 50010
20 miles from Polk City
At Roseland, Mackey, Harris Architects, PC, we believe that attention to our client's needs is the basis for a successful project. Our goal with each project is to achieve a... Read More
Ver Ploeg Architecture (515) 274-1010
Des Moines, IA, 50312
14 miles from Polk City
West Des Moines, IA, 50265
14 miles from Polk City
Kaitlyn DeVries is a residential designer at Kaufman Construction Design + Build Firm. Formerly a commercial designer at OPN Architects and earned a BFA in interior design at Iowa... Read More
Ames, IA, 50010
20 miles from Polk City
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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 Iowa 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?


Find a home architect on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Polk City, IA architect. You may also look through photos of Iowa projects to find interior architects or designers who have worked on a project similar to yours. You can find more architects & building designers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Ankeny, Urbandale and Clive.
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