1,004 Tonka Bay, MN Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Tonka Bay, MN 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 
Minneapolis, MN, 55415
17 miles from Tonka Bay
At David Heide Design Studio, we believe in honoring the past while planning for the future. We think of houses as works in progress, rather than artifacts. Old or new, a... Read More
Eskuche Design (952) 544-3844
Wayzata, MN, 55391
6 miles from Tonka Bay
Renowned throughout the USA, the award-wining designs of Peter Eskuche have been featured in dozens of publications. Established in 2002, our boutique residential design firm... Read More
Minneapolis, MN, 55401
17 miles from Tonka Bay
Charlie & Co. Design, Ltd. is a full service residential design studio focusing on thoughtful and unique architecture. We create homes devoted to a modern lifestyle while being... Read More
Bloomington, MN, 55438
13 miles from Tonka Bay
Nationally recognized award winning architectural design firm based in Minneapolis, MN. Best of Houzz profile for 2013 & 2014. We do this for one reason: to position ourselves... Read More
SKD Architects (763) 591-6115
Plymouth, MN, 55441
11 miles from Tonka Bay
SKD Architects, Inc. is a Minnesota based company, established in 1977 by Steve Kleineman, AIA, CID. We are a full service architectural firm that provides creative design for... Read More
Jim Kuiken Design (612) 242-5629
Minneapolis, MN, 55429
17 miles from Tonka Bay
Taking a fresh approach to home design, Jim Kuiken has become a vital conduit between builder and clients in expressing just how they want to live in their homes. Hallmarks of a... Read More
Minnetonka, MN, 55345
6 miles from Tonka Bay
A.Sadowski Designs is a full service design firm specializing in spatial reconstruction, additions, remodels and everything related to the home. Our goal is to transform your... Read More
Buffalo, MN, 55313
24 miles from Tonka Bay
We are a close-knit, highly collaborative team of professional listeners and dream makers who don’t take ourselves too seriously, like penguins. Formed in 2003, we specialize in... Read More
Minneapolis, MN, 55438-5542
17 miles from Tonka Bay
In business since 1991, Habitat Architecture is an architectural practice in the Twin Cities, highly regarded for diversity in design and excellence in service and client... Read More
JALIN Design, LLC (763) 464-4401
Champlin, MN, 55316
21 miles from Tonka Bay
Specializing in Residential Design of New Homes and Remodel projects. Read More
Hopkins, MN, 55343
8 miles from Tonka Bay
We are a full service, residential design/build company specializing in large remodels and whole house renovations. Our way of doing business is dynamic, interactive and fully... Read More
TEA2 Architects (612) 929-2800
Minneapolis, MN, 55410
14 miles from Tonka Bay
TEA2 Architects is an award-winning, full-service architecture firm that specializes in small remodelings/additions, new homes, and retreat homes/cabins. Since our founding... Read More
Minneapolis, MN, 55405
15 miles from Tonka Bay
In 1972, four newly graduated architecture students from the University of Minnesota banded together to start a residential design firm; Partners 4, Design. More than 38 years... Read More
Fluidesign Studio (952) 237-5992
Minneapolis, MN
17 miles from Tonka Bay
At Fluidesign Studio, we push the boundaries of design, thinking outside the box to discover unseen possibilities, always giving homeowners a custom solution that is uniquely... Read More
Minneapolis, MN, 55405
15 miles from Tonka Bay
Devoted to authenticity, Andrea's work is a spirited balance of modern sensibilities with traditional order. 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 Minnesota 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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