959 Shakopee, MN Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Shakopee, MN 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 
Minneapolis, MN, 55401
19 miles from Shakopee
Charlie & Co. Design, Ltd. is a full service residential design studio focusing on thoughtful and unique architecture. We create homes devoted to a modern lifestyle while being... Read More
Fluidesign Studio (952) 237-5992
Minneapolis, MN
18 miles from Shakopee
At Fluidesign Studio, we push the boundaries of design, thinking outside the box to discover unseen possibilities, always giving homeowners a custom solution that is uniquely... Read More
TEA2 Architects (612) 929-2800
Minneapolis, MN, 55410
13 miles from Shakopee
TEA2 Architects is an award-winning, full-service architecture firm that specializes in small remodelings/additions, new homes, and retreat homes/cabins. Since our founding... Read More
Hopkins, MN, 55343
9 miles from Shakopee
We are a full service, residential design/build company specializing in large remodels and whole house renovations. Our way of doing business is dynamic, interactive and fully... Read More
Minneapolis, MN, 55405
17 miles from Shakopee
Devoted to authenticity, Andrea's work is a spirited balance of modern sensibilities with traditional order. Read More
Stillwater, MN, 55082
38 miles from Shakopee
President of ron brenner architects and Simply Elegant Home Designs in Stillwater Minnesota, brings over 25 years experience designing single family homes, community facilities... Read More
Meriwether Inc (612) 850-1670
Edina, MN
11 miles from Shakopee
Residential Architect that provides unique solutions to residences, additions & remodels. Meriwether's years of experience in listening & understanding client’s stories result in... Read More
Minneapolis, MN, 55403
17 miles from Shakopee
We believe that good architecture is all about the people that it is designed for. It must ask questions, push boundaries, and challenge pre-conceptions, all while working within... Read More
Minneapolis, MN, 55408
16 miles from Shakopee
U+B Architecture & Design is an award-winning architecture and interiors firm based in Minneapolis. Our strategic research & design process reveals the unique opportunities of... Read More
Homes by Tradition (952) 322-8700
Lakeville, MN, 55044
16 miles from Shakopee
Homes by Tradition, a member of Tradition Companies, draws on four generations of successful construction and development experience. You can feel confident the people building... Read More
Hive Modular, LLC (612) 379-4382
Minneapolis, MN, 55418
21 miles from Shakopee
Residential architects with unparalleled experience in all forms of traditional and prefab construction. We make modern design attainable and sustainability practical. We listen... Read More
Robert Thomas Homes (952) 322-8700
Lakeville, MN, 55044
16 miles from Shakopee
Robert Thomas Homes, Inc., a member of the Tradition Family of Companies, draws upon four generations of successful construction and development experience. We at Robert Thomas... Read More
Minneapolis, MN, 55413
20 miles from Shakopee
ALTUS Architecture + Design is a firm that focuses on creating places for living that reflect the identity of the Client and are inseparable from their context or site. As a... Read More
Edina, MN, 55439
10 miles from Shakopee
Welcome to KBA Architects where our business is all about you. Our "listen first" approach helps us identify your needs and provide the best possible design structural solutions.... Read More
Maplewood, MN, 55119
28 miles from Shakopee
FOR HOUSE PLAN SEARCH: www.royaloaksdesign.com/house-plans/ Established in 1988, Royal Oaks Design, Inc. provides residential design services for home plans ranging from... 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 Minnesota 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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