726 Shutesbury, MA Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Shutesbury, 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 
Westborough, MA, 01581
43 miles from Shutesbury
We are a full-service design firm whose primary mission and passionate commitment is to enhance business or living environments through excellence in design. Read More
Our designs feature the highest attention to detail, and incorporate best practice in sustainable and energy conserving design.
Hinsdale, MA, 01235
34 miles from Shutesbury
Residential Architectural Designer and Home Planner with 30 yrs experience from Northern Maine to the Florida Keys. Specializing in Waterfront homes and Mountain Retreats. We have... Read More
DC Studio LLC (860) 249-1009
West Hartford, CT, 06119
50 miles from Shutesbury
DC Studio is currently scheduling new opportunities for March 2015. We are a Connecticut based architectural firm specializing in residential Architecture. The firm has... Read More
Cranston, RI, 02920
50 miles from Shutesbury
"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
Great Barrington, MA, 01230
50 miles from Shutesbury
Littlewolf Architecture, featuring Passive House and Natural Home design for a small planet. Read More
Merrimack, NH, 03054
50 miles from Shutesbury
Ruth Axtell and Paul Sanford have joined forces to create a dynamic team that combines the expertise of an interior designer with a phenomenal team of contractors to work on... Read More
Ashland, MA, 01721
50 miles from Shutesbury
Award-winning architectural design services in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire. From architectural design to construction documents, we have the experience and... Read More
Smithfield, RI, 02917
50 miles from Shutesbury
Designer and color consultant. Love helping making homes updated and comfortable! Read More
Leverett, MA, 01054
5 miles from Shutesbury
Combining historically accurate exteriors with free- flowing, open interior spaces to recreate the timeless beauty of early American architecture for the 21st century. Classic... Read More
Canton, CT, 06019
50 miles from Shutesbury
Judi wants you to LOVE your home! Surround yourself in beauty! Judi’s lifelong passion for interior design has enabled her to guide her clients to the homes of their dreams. From... Read More
Habitat Post & Beam, Inc. (413) 665-4006
South Deerfield, MA, 01373
11 miles from Shutesbury
Starting in 1972, Habitat Post & Beam has been custom designing and manufacturing material packages for custom post and beam homes, additions, and specialty/commercial buildings... Read More
Newfane, VT, 05345
39 miles from Shutesbury
We care passionately that your home suits your needs. We'll ask you : "How do you live? What do you need? And what design style makes you happy?". At Cotton Design, we're excited... Read More
Manchester Center, VT, 05255
50 miles from Shutesbury
MAPLE VALLEY DESIGN BUILD is a full service architectural design and build firm specializing in high-quality, sophisticated and energy efficient building design and construction... Read More
Williamstown, MA, 01267
44 miles from Shutesbury
"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
Pittsfield, MA, 01201
43 miles from Shutesbury
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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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