1,099 St. James Town, ON Architects & Designers

Is the scope of your St. James Town, ON home design project more involved than replacing your kitchen countertops or bathroom flooring? It is the responsibility of home architects to transform human needs and desires into visual concepts and habitable structures. When you hire a home architect, you are not only hiring someone to design and build your home, but you are also hiring the person who will manage all of your budgetary limitations and site constraints, as well as coordinate the relationships of all parties involved in the project. More 
Toronto, Ontario, M6H 3R8, Canada
4 miles from St. James Town
Established in 2003 by accredited Architectural Technologist Gabriele Guiducci, Geometra Design Ltd. has continually pleased customers with their custom home and renovation... Read More
Parkyn Design (905) 271-2021
Mississauga, Ontario, L5G-3H4, Canada
16 miles from St. James Town
Parkyn Design is a full scope interior design firm specializing in residential ground up construction and renovations. From earliest design ideas to project completion, the... Read More
Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1X5, Canada
4 miles from St. James Town
We provide comprehensive design and construction management services. Our projects range in scale from furniture to houses to master plans for 300,000 sf buildings. We... Read More
Toronto, Ontario, M4M 2X2, Canada
4 miles from St. James Town
Beauparlant Design is a Toronto (Canada) based multi-disciplinary firm with a focus on architectural interiors and industrial design. Our portfolio of work represents a wide... Read More
Toronto, Ontario, M5R 3R9, Canada
4 miles from St. James Town
Yorkville Design Centre designs unique spaces that fit our clients tastes and needs. Come and visit us at our downtown showroom at 87 Avenue Road, in the shops at Hazelton Lanes... Read More
Affecting Spaces (416) 532-1855
Toronto, Ontario, m6h 2x7, Canada
4 miles from St. James Town
Affecting Spaces is a boutique interior design firm that specializes in making your dreams a reality. We are committed to providing you with the best in exclusive and customized... Read More
BLDG Workshop (416) 877-4741
Toronto, Ontario, M9C 3Y1, Canada
4 miles from St. James Town
We are designers. We engage in architectural design, but we love the creative process no matter the medium. We enjoy sites that can respond to the design and vice versa. We are... Read More
post Architecture (416) 516-6064
Toronto, Ontario, m5r 3c3, Canada
4 miles from St. James Town
custom residential home design. Read More
Burlington, Ontario, L7R 2G3, Canada
31 miles from St. James Town
We are a custom residential design firm established in 2003. Our ability to listen to our client's wishes regarding their project allows us to create a design specific to their... Read More
Mississauga, Ontario, L5G 3H4, Canada
16 miles from St. James Town
David Small Designs is an award winning custom home design firm that specializes designing the perfect home for each client. With over 1000 projects to date, we work closely with... Read More
Incite Design (416) 477-5636
Toronto, Ontario, M4S1H1, Canada
4 miles from St. James Town
Incite Design takes a collaborative, design-based approach to helping our clients minimize risks while maximizing efficiency in their custom building projects. Clients trust to... Read More
Toronto, Ontario, M3K 2A7, Canada
4 miles from St. James Town
Awarding winning design build firm specializing in modern design, construction and project management. We make a commitment to all our clients to design a quality home that will... Read More
Toronto, Ontario, M6H 1B5, Canada
4 miles from St. James Town
Solares Architecture designs environmentally integrated homes™: low energy, passive solar homes that provide a lifestyle of plenty with a reduced ecological footprint. Our aim... Read More
Toronto, Ontario, M5R3P8, Canada
3 miles from St. James Town
After 25 years in the design business, we still love the whole design/build process. We cover the spectrum in residential design, from initial concept design, to building permit... Read More
Toronto, Ontario, M6G 3J3, Canada
4 miles from St. James Town
Hillcrest Design Inc. is a Toronto based full-service interior design firm with a strong focus on lifestyle based solutions. Functional client-driven design is punctuated with... Read More
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It is best to hire a house 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 Ontario subcontractors, which can include the builders, engineers and landscape architects. House 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 interior architect you hire. He or she can be the tiebreaking vote between you and the general contractor, and can be your biggest advocate along the way during construction. Depending on the company that you hire, the scope of the work can span from predesign environmental impact studies to selecting furniture and interior finishes.

As far as the process goes, the architecture company that you hire will start with concept drawings and finish with construction drawings and documents. Some firms even design with 3-D 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 be the best interior architect for you. 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 what you would like to do to your St. James Town, ON home and how much 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 a prospective home architect:
  • 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 (3-D, 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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