2,801 Potomac, MD Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Potomac, MD 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 
Washington, DC, 20007
11 miles from Potomac
Ernesto is an architect and interior designer. At Studio Santalla we focus on quality and the skillful combination of all that goes in to a construction project from very... Read More
Published in Annapolis Home and Chesapeake Home magazines, we are the "think-out-of-the-box" firm, with fresh ideas and attention to detail.
FORMA Design (202) 265-2625
Washington, DC, 20009
12 miles from Potomac
Since 1994, Washington, DC and Miami Beach based FORMA Design, Inc., has produced memorable, creative and thoughtful Architecture and Interior Design projects that have garnered... Read More
We are a full service residential architecture firm. Our work balances the simplicity of traditional American home design with an updated aesthetic that keeps the designs current.
KUBE architecture (202) 986-0573
Washington, DC, 20009
12 miles from Potomac
KUBE architecture is an award winning modern architecture studio that challenges the norms of daily life and attempts to reinterpret ways of working and living in the built... Read More
Claude C. Lapp, Architects is a distinguished and award-winning architectural firm specializing in the practice of custom residential architecture in the Washington, D.C. area.
Rill Architects (301) 656-4166
Bethesda, MD, 20814
6 miles from Potomac
Creating unique homes as special as the families who live in them. From the smallest renovation to large single-family homes, Rill Architects' clients appreciate architecture..... Read More
Dean Brenneman Architect (202) 656-5807
practice a collaborative approach to design with my clients; listening carefully, questioning deeply, and striving to solve the most difficult challenges with elegance and grace.
Silver Spring, MD, 20910
10 miles from Potomac
Inspired by a shared interest in sustainable design and artfully crafted buildings, we established Gardner Mohr Architects in 2003. We bring to our practice a detail-oriented... Read More
Anthony Wilder Design/Build, Inc. is an award-winning architectural design/build firm servicing residents in Maryland, Washington and Virginia. Our style? We like to call it "architecture with whimsy.
Washington, DC, 20007
11 miles from Potomac
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Studio Z Design Concepts (301) 951-4391
Studio Z Design Concepts, LLC is solely dedicated to the practice of residential architecture and provides complete architectural services for homeowners and builders on custom and speculative homes.
Bethesda, MD, 20814
6 miles from Potomac
Robert Nehrebecky AIA, Re:New Architecture creates timeless client-specific design solutions reflective of his profound dedication to finely crafted architecture that seeks to... Read More
runningdog Architects (301) 654-1800
Our firm’s approach is to nurture a strong and creative collaboration with our clients from the initial design idea through the completion of construction.
Silver Spring, MD, 20910
10 miles from Potomac
We pride ourselves on our commitment to our clients at Bennett Frank McCarthy Architects. We believe good design is possible regardless of the project size or budget and that... Read More
Braitman Design specializes in remodeling older homes in Northwest DC, Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Silver Spring, Takoma Park, and other close-in Maryland suburbs.
2e Architects (410) 583-2112
Towson, MD, 21204
43 miles from Potomac
2e Architects offers architectural services for the design and construction of custom "one of a kind" new homes, renovations and additions. Every design is an original creation... Read More
Fowlkes Studio (202) 758-5518
By gaining fluency with a client's needs, aspirations, quirks and sensibilities, we craft an architecture in their voice
Falls Church, VA, 22046
10 miles from Potomac
Founded in 2005, Ballard + Mensua is a full service architecture firm with a specialty in truly unique and custom homes and renovations. We help our clients with projects of all... Read More
At Christian Gladu Design we design your home for you & the way you live. Through a creative discovery process we get to know you and we design the elements that will make your home functional.
Ellicott City, MD, 21043
28 miles from Potomac
We promote Elegant, Thoughtful, Historic & Sustainable Design. brennan+company architects is a 27-year-old, 3 person open-studio, collaborative firm housed in an historic 1840... Read More
A shared philosophy of giving back is what motivates the talented team at Purple Cherry Architects. Our work is dedicated to the enhancement of daily life and community through architecture.
Washington, DC, 20009
12 miles from Potomac
CHECA Architects, PC, has over 20 years of experience in partnering with clients to produce beautiful, conscious designs. The CHECA approach is noted for its deep sensitivity to... Read More
Contemporary architects in the Washington DC metro area, licensed in NY, MD, DC, VA and NCARB accredited. We aim to provide our customers the highest level of service and design quality.
Annapolis, MD, 21401
36 miles from Potomac
Purple Cherry Architects is a high-end residential architecture firm serving the Eastern United States. Our firm specializes in custom, luxury residential projects featuring... Read More
David Jones Architects is a Washington, DC-based award-winning residential architectural firm nationally acclaimed for crafting timeless traditional and contemporary residences.
Washington, DC, 20008
10 miles from Potomac
Balodemas Architects, Chtd. is a small design firm providing architectural planning, construction document, and construction contract administration services. The firm was... Read More
Rill Architects (301) 656-4166
Creating unique homes as special as the families who live in them. From the smallest renovation to large single-family homes, Rill Architects' clients appreciate architecture.
McLean, VA, 22101
7 miles from Potomac
Specializing in Custom Residential Design, modern to transitional, we focus on light and space, embellishing our designs with wonderful details, full of texture and rich... Read More
Hammond Wilson (410) 267-6041
The cities, towns and shores of the Chesapeake Bay have been the canvas for our award-winning work for more that 30 years. Our portfolio of buildings are distinctive, functional and timeless.
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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 Maryland 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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