1,228 Portsmouth, RI Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Portsmouth, RI 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 
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Medfield, MA, 02052
41 miles from Portsmouth
Award-winning designs for new homes, whole house renovations, additions and interiors. We instill the feeling that while fresh, beautiful and new, antique or modern, "this feels... Read More
A4 Architecture (401) 849-5100
At A4, we are committed to creating innovative & high quality designs. We believe that every space comprises a portrait of the physical needs & aesthetic aspirations of that particular client.
Barrington, RI, 02806
11 miles from Portsmouth
Founded in 1988, Andreozzi Architects specializes in historically based residential architecture, expressive of its sense of place, attentive to its detail and proportion, and... Read More
We believe that the most important aspect of every project is getting a group of seemingly unrelated parties to reach an end goal together in the most harmonious and effective manner.
Jamestown, RI, 02835
9 miles from Portsmouth
Ronald F. DiMauro Architects, Inc. is a national award winning Architecture firm located in Southern Rhode Island specializing in Shingle Style Country Estate Design, Interior... Read More
Peter McDonald Architect is a licensed, full service architecture firm with over fourteen years of experience on Cape Cod and throughout New England.
Wellesley, 02481
49 miles from Portsmouth
Serving the Boston area, Jan Gleysteen Architects, Inc. is a full service architectural firm founded on the philosophy of design excellence, sound management, technical knowledge,... Read More
Founded in 1988, Andreozzi Architects specializes in historically based residential architecture, expressive of its sense of place, attentive to its detail and proportion, and timeless in its beauty.
Portsmouth, RI, 02871
With offices located for 15 years at The Audrain Building on Bellevue Avenue in Newport, RI, presently we enjoy the conveniences resulting from working in a home-based studio +... Read More
Westborough, MA, 01581
50 miles from Portsmouth
We are a full-service design firm whose primary mission and passionate commitment is to enhance business or living environments through excellence in design. Read More
1 plus 1 design (617) 807-0121
Hingham, 02043
47 miles from Portsmouth
A full service residential design studio that strives to produce thoughtful and creative solutions that respond to the diverse needs of our clients. Read More
Jamestown, RI, 02835
9 miles from Portsmouth
As an architectural and interior designer, Ellen McKenna brings a unique perspective and aesthetic to each project. Whether you are building a new house or updating your existing... Read More
Vineyard Haven, MA, 02568
36 miles from Portsmouth
Sam has more than 28 years experience in the design and construction industries. His academic training in Architecture was at The Rhode Island School of Design and the Boston... Read More
Boston, MA, 02130
50 miles from Portsmouth
Helios Design Group is a Boston architecture firm offering a fresh outlook, a love of collaboration, and a focus on details. We’ve been designing high quality homes and other... Read More
Duxbury, MA, 02332
41 miles from Portsmouth
The design process can be frustrating, as I found out in the 1980's as a building contractor. At least three out of every five plans I looked at were never built, mostly because... Read More
HC Design (781) 545-5700
Scituate, MA, 02066
49 miles from Portsmouth
HC Design strives to provide homeowners with beautiful, seamless architectural design for their homes, with experienced guidance and documentation to complete a successful project... Read More
Ikaria Living (781) 267-4776
South Dartmouth, MA, 02748
14 miles from Portsmouth
Mark Lawton Architecture and Ikaria Living have joined talents to deliver a new experience for the modern home. Ikaria Living's mission is to design, build and develop living... Read More
Providence, RI, 02903
18 miles from Portsmouth
BTGA has become well known for our ability to listen to clients and to design homes that are great to live in. Each of our homes represents the dream of one of our clients and the... Read More
Cranston, RI, 02920
17 miles from Portsmouth
"Robin is terrific, an amazing designer" ...For over 20 years, Robin has worked with clients to create personal spaces reserved just for them. Close attention to detail and an... 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 Rhode Island 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 Portsmouth, RI architect. You may also look through photos of Rhode Island projects to find interior architects or designers who have worked on a project similar to yours. You can find more architects & building designers in Providence, New Bedford, Fall River, Warwick and Cranston.
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