1,217 Shelter Island, NY Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Shelter Island, 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 
Sag Harbor, NY, 11963
7 miles from Shelter Island
Hamptons and New York City residential architecture. Read More
Southampton, NY, 11968
12 miles from Shelter Island
Full Interior Design Firm with a flexible design philosophy concentrating on working with the client's tastes and ideas. Elsa Soyars always says "there is a sensible design look... Read More
Fresh Architect (203) 671-9997
CT, 06611
48 miles from Shelter Island
"Creative & Collaborative Residential Architecture" +2013 Innovation in Design Award Winner Read More
Stonington, CT, 06378
31 miles from Shelter Island
We are award winning residential architects specializing in exceptional coastal homes in seaside communities such as Stonington, CT, Watch Hill, RI, Charlestown, RI, Shelter... Read More
Madison, CT, 06443-2644
20 miles from Shelter Island
Duo Dickinson is an architect, writer and Houzz contributor. Duo's architectural firm in Madison, CT was founded November 1st, 1987 - marking 25 years of design, writing and... Read More
Centereach, NY, 11720
42 miles from Shelter Island
Cranston, RI, 02920
50 miles from Shelter Island
"Robin is terrific, an amazing designer" ...For over 20 years, Robin has worked with clients to create personal spaces reserved just for them. Close attention to detail and an... Read More
Southampton, NY, 11968
12 miles from Shelter Island
Jason Thomas Architect is a native of Southampton, NY. He studied architecture at New York Institute of Technology and graduated with a Bachelors of Architecture Cum Laude, and a... Read More
Cranston, RI, 02910
50 miles from Shelter Island
Full service Interior Design firm for residential and commercial spaces. Read More
Saint James, NY, 11780
45 miles from Shelter Island
R. Wade Johnson Design is an architecture and interior design firm focused on providing personalized creative design services for select projects. Our passion is creating and... Read More
Stott Architecture (631) 283-1777
Southampton, NY, 11968
12 miles from Shelter Island
Stott Architecture aims to deliver functional, attractive, environmentally-friendly buildings that fit the site and surrounding styles. This is achieved through intensive... Read More
East Quogue, NY, 11942
21 miles from Shelter Island
RESIDENTIAL DESIGN Each residence is a unique project, because I place primary emphasis on a client-related solution, on its particular fit and suitability. As an initial... Read More
Old Lyme, CT, 06371
19 miles from Shelter Island
We design buildings that are uniquely successful over time because they're not just designed for the client, they're designed with the client. We call this "Collaborative... Read More
DMSsitedesign/LLC (203) 696-1351
Fairifeld, CT, 06825
48 miles from Shelter Island
Landscape Architecture Read More
Southport, CT, 06890
50 miles from Shelter Island
Landscape Design Build Firm Read More
List your business here for free - Learn More

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?


Find a home architect on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Shelter Island, NY architect. You may also look through photos of New York projects to find interior architects or designers who have worked on a project similar to yours. You can find more architects & building designers in Madison, Hampton Bays, Springs, Flanders and North Sea.
Professional Categories in Shelter Island
Shelter Island Residential Contractors · Shelter Island Architect & Contractors · Shelter Island Interior Decorators · Shelter Island Home Designers · Shelter Island Kitchen Designers · Shelter Island Kitchen & Bath Remodelers · Shelter Island House Builders · Shelter Island Landscapers · Shelter Island Licensed Landscape Contractors · Shelter Island Tile Studios · Shelter Island Cabinets & Cabinetry · Shelter Island Furniture Makers · Shelter Island Carpet Installer · Shelter Island Residential Paint And Wall Coverings · Shelter Island Decks, Patios & Outdoor Enclosures · Shelter Island Pool Suppliers · Shelter Island Carpenters · Shelter Island Doors · Shelter Island Garage Doors · Shelter Island Custom Closet Designers · more... · Shelter Island Lighting · Shelter Island Window Treatments · Shelter Island Windows · Shelter Island Design Photographers · Shelter Island Roofing & Gutters · Shelter Island Siding & Exterior Contractors · Shelter Island Muralist · Shelter Island Appliance Distributors · Shelter Island Bed Linens · Shelter Island Hardware Supplies · Shelter Island Carpenters · Shelter Island Driveways & Paving · Shelter Island Electrical Contractors · Shelter Island Environmental Services & Restoration · Shelter Island Fencing & Gates · Shelter Island Custom Hearth · Shelter Island Nursery · Shelter Island HVAC Contractors · Shelter Island Sound System Design & Installation · Shelter Island Residential Stagers · Shelter Island Ironwork · Shelter Island Nursery Designers · Shelter Island Cabinetry · Shelter Island Lawn & Sprinklers · Shelter Island Publishers · Shelter Island Outdoor Audio/Visual · Shelter Island Outdoor Play Systems · Shelter Island Plumbing Contractors · Shelter Island Rubbish Removal · Shelter Island Septic Tanks and Systems · Shelter Island Solar Energy Contractors · Shelter Island Sport Courts · Shelter Island Staircases · Shelter Island Stone, Pavers & Concrete · Shelter Island Tree Services · Shelter Island Real Estate Agents · Shelter Island Upholstery · Shelter Island Wine Cellars

Professional Metro Areas

Find Professional Listings By Name
A · B · C · D · E · F · G · H · I · J · K · L · M · N · O · P · Q · R · S · T · U · V · W · X · Y · Z · Other · Pros By State
© 2014 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™