2,584 Salem, MA Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Salem, MA 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 
ZeroEnergy Design (617) 720-5002
Boston, MA, 02109
14 miles from Salem
Innovative design embracing energy, environment, and lifestyle. ZeroEnergy Design (ZED) is green architecture and energy consulting firm specializing in new construction and... Read More
Whether you are planning a new home, custom home or addition, remodeling or updating your kitchen, baths or closets, we can help you create the home you always dreamed of.
Cambridge, MA, 02142
15 miles from Salem
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 are a full service architecture firm providing custom architecture, interior design, and landscape design in the Greater Boston area and all of New England.
Flavin Architects (617) 227-6717
Boston, MA, 02114
15 miles from Salem
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
Connor Homes (802) 382-9082
Connor Homes is changing the way homes are built in America. We’ve re-established the important relationship between architect and craftsman.
Ipswich, MA, 01938
12 miles from Salem
We are a full service architecture firm providing custom architecture and interior design in the Greater Boston area and all of New England. In fifteen years of working with a... Read More
Tom Hawkins Building & Design, has built some of the most impressive homes in Worcester County. We design and build custom homes, additions, and remodels.
Medfield, MA, 02052
32 miles from Salem
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
lunadesigngroup (781) 245-6530 ext. 11
At Luna Design Group, we are committed to providing the highest standards and believe the quality of our work sets us apart from other architectural firms.
west of boston, MA
15 miles from Salem
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
J. Schwartz Design is an award winning full service architecture and interior design firm. We focus on meeting all the needs of our clients.
Boston, MA, 02116
15 miles from Salem
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
Stack + Co. (800) 265-3884
Our commitment to excellence has led to our work being featured in media such as NPR and Architectural Record as well as web powerhouses like Treehugger, Jetson Green, and the Huffington Post.
Wellesley, 02481
25 miles from Salem
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
We are a full-service architecture, interior design, decorating, and landscape design firm. We pride ourselves on a powerful team approach and the high caliber design for which we have become known.
Hammer Architects (617) 876-5121
Cambridge, MA, 02139
16 miles from Salem
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
Working directly with an OL+ partner on projects ranging anywhere from master planning, to additions, to new design & build projects.
Cambridge, MA, 02141
15 miles from Salem
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
HND Architects (781) 631-7299
Our fresh ideas, experience, and attention to our client's individual needs produce creative solutions to projects of all sizes.
Beverly Farms, MA, 01915
4 miles from Salem
John P. Margolis, AIA , President of Margolis, Incorporated, celebrated the20th year of his residential practice this year. He is pleased to announce that he has joined Evens... Read More
Boston, MA, 02127
15 miles from Salem
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, 02138
16 miles from Salem
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
Boston, MA, 02111
15 miles from Salem
MGA | Marcus Gleysteen Architects is a full service architectural firm specializing in residential design. Marcus Gleysteen is a registered architect in MA, NH, VT, CT, ME, NY &... Read More
1 plus 1 design (617) 807-0121
Hingham, 02043
21 miles from Salem
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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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 Massachusetts 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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