202 Rochester, NY Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Rochester, NY 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 
Rochester, NY, 14607
At Pardi Partnership Architects, we are focused on providing our clients with high quality, intelligent, buildable designs. We place great value in a collaborative, design-build... Read More
Rochester, NY, 14607
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rochester, NY, 14618
5 miles from Rochester
Architect specializing in residential additions & remodeling, handicapped accessible design, preservation, adaptive reuse, multifamily housing. Read More
Hunt JGL Architecture (585) 424-3020
Rochester, NY, 14681
Hunt JGL Architecture, PLLC, is a full-service residential and light commercial architecture firm led by principal owner Richard M. Hunt, a licensed New York State architect. At... Read More
In.Site Architecture (585) 237-2614
Rochester, NY
Architecture Firm focusing on green design. Read More
Grater Architects, P.C. (585) 325-4550
Rochester, NY, 14607
Grater Architects, PC specializes in residential, light commercial and institutional projects requiring design intensive solutions and attention to detail. The partners and staff... Read More
Rochester, NY, 14605
Peter L Morse & Associates was established in 1982 as a full service general practice of architecture. The firm is directed by Peter L. Morse A.I.A., who is a registered... Read More
Edge Architecture (585) 461-3580
Rochester, NY, 14607
Edge Architecture is located in Rochester, NY. Edge has earned a reputation as a firm that offers exceptional service with a design team that listens to the needs of the owner.... Read More
Rochester, NY, 14604
Glasow Simmons Architecture, LLP Dan Glasow operated as a sole proprietor for 9 years as ADG Architecture. On January 1st, 2010 Dan formed a partnership with senior associate... Read More
James Fahy Design (800) 295-6665
Rochester, NY, 14623
Since our beginning in 1962, our national award-winning Residential Design Division has served builders, developers, and homeowners in over 10,000 single family, and 75... Read More
9x30 Design, Architecture (585) 242-0501
Rochester, NY, 14618
Nh Architecture (585) 225-4310
Rochester, NY, 14626
The firm was established with the intent to provide professional quality architectural services to Rochester and the surrounding communities. Our services are responsive to the... Read More
Elaine's Rentals (585) 755-4173
Rochester, NY, 14606
purchasing and renovatng bank foreclosed houses -- turning into top-notch rentals Read More
Chait Studios (585) 747-8746
North Chili, NY, 14514
10 miles from Rochester
Sole proprietor Read More
Rochester, NY, 14450
Architectural Engineering firm specializing in custom designed homes, commercial buildings, additions and remodeling. Also do site planning and offer many stock plans for low... 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 New York 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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