2,380 Providence, RI Architects & Designers

Is the scope of your Providence, RI 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 
ZeroEnergy Design (617) 720-5002
Boston, MA, 02109
42 miles from Providence
Innovative design embracing energy, environment, and lifestyle. ZeroEnergy Design (ZED) is green architecture and energy consulting firm specializing in new construction and... Read More
Established in 2005, Lacuna Design is a Providence based Architecture and Interiors firm specializing in modern design for residential and commercial projects.
Cambridge, MA, 02142
41 miles from Providence
LDa Architecture & Interiors is committed to finding a meaningful balance between traditional New England architecture and the unique needs of contemporary living. Our passion for... Read More
We bring positive energy & extensive experience to our projects. Each is a unique design for a particular family & place. You will be guided through a project with professional attention to detail.
Flavin Architects (617) 227-6717
Boston, MA, 02114
42 miles from Providence
Best of houzz 2014 Design. Natural Modernism, it's what we do. Flavin is a Boston based residential architect focusing on homes that relate beautifully to their surroundings, with... Read More
Medfield, MA, 02052
26 miles from Providence
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
west of boston, MA,
41 miles from Providence
design services along with project management, CAD drawings, graphic design and artistic renderings are offered to complement and enhance others associated within the residential... Read More
Barrington, RI, 02806
8 miles from Providence
Andreozzi Architects has commissions from throughout New England to the Bahamas. We are driven by a passion for creating elegant architectural solutions that address our clients’... Read More
Boston, MA, 02116
41 miles from Providence
Patrick Ahearn, AIA, specializes in historically motivated architecture and interior design. Over the past 40 years, his volume of finely crafted and detailed residential work... Read More
Wellesley, 02481
35 miles from Providence
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
Hammer Architects (617) 876-5121
Cambridge, MA, 02139
41 miles from Providence
Hammer Architects’ work focuses on residential designs involving both new construction and renovations and additions that often require a sensitive integration with an existing... Read More
Boston, MA, 02127
41 miles from Providence
Ruhl Walker Architects is a design-oriented architecture studio based in Boston, Massachusetts. We provide comprehensive architecture and interior design services to a variety of... Read More
Cambridge, MA, 02141
42 miles from Providence
Best of Houzz 2014 recipient - Good design affects every aspect of one's life in a positive manner, sometimes apparent but often unnoticed. Light, view, detail, scale, adjacencies... Read More
Jamestown, RI, 02835
22 miles from Providence
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
Old Lyme, CT, 06371
50 miles from Providence
"Chris was terrific! I needed help in creating a fresh identity for our 1986 contemporary home. This was an extremely small project which Chris treated with the same respect,... Read More
Cambridge, MA, 02138
41 miles from Providence
AHI offers full-service interior design. We work with our clients to help establish initial design concepts, then produce design documents and specify all of the components of the... Read More
1 plus 1 design (617) 807-0121
Hingham, 02043
39 miles from Providence
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
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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 Rhode Island 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 Providence, RI 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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