949 South Dartmouth, MA Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your South Dartmouth, 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 
HC Design (781) 545-5700
Scituate, MA, 02066
46 miles from South Dartmouth
As an Associate member of the American Institute of Architects, we strive to provide homeowners with architectural design, guidance and documentation to successfully complete a... Read More
Newport, RI, 02840
19 miles from South Dartmouth
Burgin Lambert Architects specializes in regional, creative architecture that is site specific and responsive to our clients’ programmatic requirements. The firm designs... Read More
Ashland, MA, 01721
50 miles from South Dartmouth
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
West Tisbury, MA, 02575
21 miles from South Dartmouth
Kate Warner designs energy-conscious houses in keeping with the Vineyard landscape and vernacular. She has been practicing as an architect on Martha’s Vineyard since 1987 and... Read More
Duxbury, MA, 02332
36 miles from South Dartmouth
Full compass Interior Design service; from architectural specifications and project management to the finishing details of thoughtful decorating. Read More
InDesign Interiors (781) 718-9800
Marshfield, MA, 02050
41 miles from South Dartmouth
InDesign Interiors is a full service design firm located on the south shore of Massachusetts. We take great pride in extensive consultations providing a thorough understanding of... Read More
Stonington, CT, 06378
50 miles from South Dartmouth
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
Newport, RI, 02840
19 miles from South Dartmouth
Estes/Twombly's work consists of simple, innovative designs with firm roots in the New England tradition. We approach projects with the belief that the best solutions are logical... Read More
Nantucket, MA, 02554
50 miles from South Dartmouth
Chip Webster Architecture offers a wide range of services, including Residential and Commercial Architecture, Master Planning, Interior Design, and Development Consulting. Our... Read More
Providence, RI, 02906
29 miles from South Dartmouth
Meridian is owned by brothers Alex and Rod Mitchell, lifelong residents of New England with more than 25 years’ experience building exceptional custom homes throughout... Read More
Providence, RI, 02903
29 miles from South Dartmouth
BTGA has become well known for our ability to listen to clients and to design homes that are great to live in. Each of our homes represents the dream of one of our clients and the... Read More
Cranston, RI, 02910
28 miles from South Dartmouth
Full service Interior Design firm for residential and commercial spaces. Read More
Plainville, MA, 02762-5019
36 miles from South Dartmouth
At Golemme Mitchell Architects, it’s our belief that not only does architecture need to be visually appealing; it also must involve the real-world aspects of understanding the... Read More
Osterville, MA, 02655
32 miles from South Dartmouth
Nicholaeff Architecture + Design, founded by Doreve Nicholaeff, believes that a home is much more than a place where you live, it should be a reflection of "how" you live. We... Read More
Falmouth, MA, 02540
19 miles from South Dartmouth
We are embracing the design-build philosophy of providing homeowners with one point of contact for both design and construction. 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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