98 Smoaks, SC Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Smoaks, SC 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 
Beaufort, SC, 29907
46 miles from Smoaks
Award winning residential architects with Best of Houzz in Design in 2012, 2013 & 2014 In February, 2014 we celebrated 25 years of our firm designing comfortable homes. Read More
Charleston, SC, 29449
41 miles from Smoaks
Residential Design Firm specializing in custom house & renovation design. It is my goal with each design to make it exactly what you want and unlike all the other houses around. I... Read More
Beaufort, SC, 29902
49 miles from Smoaks
Since opening our doors almost 20 years ago Allison Ramsey Architects has been instrumental in providing designs to planned and traditional neighborhood developments throughout... Read More
Lexington and Georgetown, SC
50 miles from Smoaks
Catalyst Architects (founded 1988) is a hands-on residential practice in South Carolina. We share a passion for collaborating with families to create unique, enduring places... Read More
Beaufort, SC, 29907
46 miles from Smoaks
Cole Design Studio is a full service residential design firm specializing in custom located in Beaufort, SC. We strive to "Combine Science & Design to Create Healthy & Beautiful... Read More
Summerville, SC, 29483
38 miles from Smoaks
We are a full service architectural office and we can help you renovate or build your custom Lowcountry dream home. We are Custom Residential Architects and we ensure that each... Read More
Charleston, SC, 29407
50 miles from Smoaks
Virginia Street is a professional organizer, specializing in construction design, logistics and product sourcing. With thorough development of project progression inventories,... Read More
Unlimited Drawings (843) 532-4788
Summerville, SC, 29483
38 miles from Smoaks
Over 12 years of experience in drafting, designing, engineering, and construction management. Read More
Charleston, SC, 29406
47 miles from Smoaks
Small residential firm in Charleston, SC. Read More
Brown-Architecture (843) 410-9456
Charleston, SC, 29407
50 miles from Smoaks
Brown-Architecture is a full-service architecture + design studio located in Charleston, South Carolina where the surrounding history and landscape provide a visual and contextual... Read More
Hans Meier Designs (734) 255-0283
Summerville, SC, 29483
38 miles from Smoaks
Hans Meier Designs is a full service architectural visualization firm specializing in providing marketing and pre-viz content for architects and developers. We produce... Read More
CAROLINA HOUSE PLANS INC (843) 766-4663
Charleston, SC, 29407
50 miles from Smoaks
Complete residential/commercial design services for past 23 years in Charleston, SC. BA Degree in Architecture & SC Unlimited General Contractor (1981-2003). CHP specializes in... Read More
Steve Humbert Designs (843) 556-4848
Charleston, SC, 29414
48 miles from Smoaks
Steve Humbert Designs is a full service residential and small commercial design firm with over 40 years experience. Steve is a Certified Member of The American Institute of... Read More
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC, 29938
50 miles from Smoaks
CREATIVITY, EXPERIENCE, COMMITMENT. McCleskey and Associates is a small firm with experience in commercial, recreational and residential projects. Located in Hilton Head, SC with... Read More
Catherine Rose Interiors (954) 288-4762
Charleston, SC, 29414
48 miles from Smoaks
Catherine Rose Interiors is a full service design firm that specializes in new construction and renovation projects. 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 South Carolina 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 Smoaks, SC architect. You may also look through photos of South Carolina projects to find interior architects or designers who have worked on a project similar to yours.
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