366 Rotterdam, NY Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Rotterdam, 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 
Monterey, MA, 01245
50 miles from Rotterdam
Small Design-Build firm in Monterey, MA specializing in energy efficient, traditionally constructed houses and barns. Read More
Phinney Design Group (518) 587-7120
Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866
23 miles from Rotterdam
Green building consulting & expertise is the focus at Phinney Design Group, a multi-disciplinary design firm with a strong focus on sustainable and environmentally sensitive... Read More
DESIGN+PLANNING (413) 528-4960
Great Barrington, MA, 01230
50 miles from Rotterdam
Residential design services: new construction, additions and alterations. Conversant in local Massachusetts permitting including Wetlands Protection Act, Scenic Mountain Act,... Read More
Coxsackie, NY, 12051
32 miles from Rotterdam
I am an interior and landscape designer living in New York's Hudson River Valley. Since my earliest days at Parsons School of Design, my work has been a source of great... Read More
Johnstown, NY, 12095
26 miles from Rotterdam
AND: is a small design practice in Johnstown, New York, north of the Mohawk River Valley and at the foothills of the Adirondacks. We serve the Capital District and the greater... Read More
Sustainable Design (802) 362-4310
Manchester Center, VT, 05255
50 miles from Rotterdam
Affordable architectural design of efficient homes, additions, renovations, outbuildings and studios. Landscape design. Read More
A Perfect Placement (518) 421-9979
Saratoga, NY, 12118
16 miles from Rotterdam
Interior Design, Home Staging. Saratoga Springs Ny, Albany Ny, Stillwater Ny, Capital Region NY Read More
DCL Interiors (518) 379-8844
Clifton Park, NY, 12065
11 miles from Rotterdam
General Interior Design Firm Read More
Williamstown, MA, 01267
40 miles from Rotterdam
"Burr and McCallum fitted the house to the land like moss to a stone" wrote architecture critic Robert Campbell. This quote describes what we strive for in our architecture. It... Read More
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JLM Design (518) 577-3919
Loudonville, NY, 12211
12 miles from Rotterdam
JLM Design provides integrated design, renovation and furnishing solutions for outstanding private residences. Read More
RAMSAY GOURD ARCHITECTS (802) 362-1480
MANCHESTER, VT, 05255
50 miles from Rotterdam
Our varied portfolio represents the wide range of clients and contexts we have worked with. We believe that a successful project is a built portrait of its inhabitants, and... Read More
Architex (518) 782-7319
Latham, NY, 12110
11 miles from Rotterdam
Established in 1996 by Architect Timothy J. Gallagher, Architex is a dynamic planning and design firm located in the heart of the Capital Region. We design and construct building... Read More
Foit-Albert Associates (518) 452-1037
Albany, NY, 12205
9 miles from Rotterdam
Foit-Albert Associates is a full-service architecture, engineering and surveying firm that integrates quality design, functionality, and practicality so that the final product... Read More
Waterford, NY, 12188
14 miles from Rotterdam
Architectural Design firm specializing in residential and light commercial construction. 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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