395 Troy, NY Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Troy, NY 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 
Brattleboro, VT, 05302
50 miles from Troy
J Coleman + Company Architects is a small full-service architectural firm located in Brattleboro, Vermont. We have been assisting clients with their design needs for more than 20... Read More
Monterey, MA, 01245
45 miles from Troy
Small Design-Build firm in Monterey, MA specializing in energy efficient, traditionally constructed houses and barns. Read More
Phinney Design Group (518) 587-7120
Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866
24 miles from Troy
Green building consulting & expertise is the focus at Phinney Design Group, a multi-disciplinary design firm with a strong focus on sustainable and environmentally sensitive... Read More
DESIGN+PLANNING (413) 528-4960
Great Barrington, MA, 01230
41 miles from Troy
Residential design services: new construction, additions and alterations. Conversant in local Massachusetts permitting including Wetlands Protection Act, Scenic Mountain Act,... Read More
Coxsackie, NY, 12051
27 miles from Troy
I am an interior and landscape designer living in New York's Hudson River Valley. Since my earliest days at Parsons School of Design, my work has been a source of great... Read More
Austin Design Inc (413) 624-9669
Colrain, MA, 01340
50 miles from Troy
Austin Design Inc provides architectural design services to residential, commercial and institutional clients. Every building project, especially a home, should be an exciting and... Read More
Easthampton, MA, 01027
50 miles from Troy
Licensed architect with over 40 years of experience in a broad variety of scales and building typologies. Read More
Sustainable Design (802) 362-4310
Manchester Center, VT, 05255
45 miles from Troy
Affordable architectural design of efficient homes, additions, renovations, outbuildings and studios. Landscape design. Read More
A Perfect Placement (518) 421-9979
Saratoga, NY, 12118
14 miles from Troy
Interior Design, Home Staging. Saratoga Springs Ny, Albany Ny, Stillwater Ny, Capital Region NY Read More
Johnstown, NY, 12095
40 miles from Troy
AND: is a small design practice in Johnstown, New York, north of the Mohawk River Valley and at the foothills of the Adirondacks. We serve the Capital District and the greater... Read More
Williamstown, MA, 01267
25 miles from Troy
"Burr and McCallum fitted the house to the land like moss to a stone" wrote architecture critic Robert Campbell. This quote describes what we strive for in our architecture. It... Read More
DCL Interiors (518) 379-8844
Clifton Park, NY, 12065
10 miles from Troy
General Interior Design Firm Read More
JLM Design (518) 577-3919
Loudonville, NY, 12211
5 miles from Troy
JLM Design provides integrated design, renovation and furnishing solutions for outstanding private residences. Read More
Architex (518) 782-7319
Latham, NY, 12110
4 miles from Troy
Established in 1996 by Architect Timothy J. Gallagher, Architex is a dynamic planning and design firm located in the heart of the Capital Region. We design and construct building... Read More
River Valley Design, LLC (518) 610-1207
Easthampton, MA, 01027
50 miles from Troy
River Valley Design is a young and enthusiastic Architectural Design company in Easthampton, MA. 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 New York 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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