1,250 South Lyme, CT Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your South Lyme, CT 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 
Old Lyme, CT, 06371
4 miles from South Lyme
"Chris was terrific! I needed help in creating a fresh identity for our 1986 contemporary home. This was an extremely small project which Chris treated with the same respect,... Read More
Barrington, RI, 02806
50 miles from South Lyme
Andreozzi Architects has commissions from throughout New England to the Bahamas. We are driven by a passion for creating elegant architectural solutions that address our clients’... Read More
CK Architects (203) 453-1224
Guilford, CT, 06437
23 miles from South Lyme
Campaigne Kestner Architects is a small New England architectural design firm located in Guilford CT. We specialize in well crafted residential, commercial, and small... Read More
Shelter Island, NY, 11964
17 miles from South Lyme
" I had the great pleasure of meeting Rhea and her design partner Steve Schappacher on Shelter Island near New York when I shot their beach house for a book on coastal... Read More
Jamestown, RI, 02835
49 miles from South Lyme
Ronald F. DiMauro Architects, Inc. is a national award winning Architecture firm located in Southern Rhode Island specializing in Shingle Style Country Estate Design, Interior... Read More
Woodbridge, CT, 06525
40 miles from South Lyme
Custom residential and commercial architectural and interior design. Read More
Sag Harbor, Hamptons, NY, 11963
22 miles from South Lyme
Bates Masi + Architects LLC, a firm with roots in New York City and the Hamptons, on eastern Long Island for over 45 years, responds to each project with extensive research in... Read More
Jamestown, RI, 02835
49 miles from South Lyme
Ellen McKenna provides a fresh approach, individually tailoring projects to each client. As both interior and architectural designer she is able to integrate all components to a... Read More
Essex, CT, 06426
8 miles from South Lyme
Joseph Bergin Architect P.C. maintains a full service architectural design practice, with diverse work that specializes in the residential markets of custom, high end construction... Read More
DC Studio LLC (860) 249-1009
West Hartford, CT, 06119
41 miles from South Lyme
DC Studio is currently scheduling new opportunities for January 2015. We are a Connecticut based architectural firm specializing in residential Architecture. The firm has... Read More
Old Lyme, CT, 06371
4 miles from South Lyme
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
Stonington, CT, 06378
19 miles from South Lyme
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
18 miles from South Lyme
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
Newport, RI, 02840
50 miles from South Lyme
Burgin Lambert Architects specializes in regional, creative architecture that is site specific and responsive to our clients’ programmatic requirements. The firm designs... Read More
Fresh Architect (203) 671-9997
CT, 06611
50 miles from South Lyme
"Creative & Collaborative Residential Architecture" +2013 Innovation in Design Award Winner 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 Connecticut 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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