2,258 Washington, DC Architects & Designers

Is the scope of your Washington, DC 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 
Washington, DC, US 20007
Ernesto is an architect and interior designer. At Studio Santalla we focus on quality and the skillful combination of all that goes in to a construction project from very... Read More 
Kamm Architecture (202) 249-2901
At Kamm Architecture we are committed to creating design solutions that enhance lives.
FORMA Design (202) 265-2625
Washington, DC, US 20009
Since 1994, Washington, DC and Miami Beach based FORMA Design, Inc., has produced memorable, creative and thoughtful Architecture and Interior Design projects that have garnered... Read More 
Contemporary architects in the Washington DC metro area, licensed in NY, MD, DC, VA and NCARB accredited. We aim to provide our customers the highest level of service and design quality.
Washington, DC, US 20036
KUBE architecture is a modern architecture studio that challenges the norms of daily life and attempts to reinterpret ways of working and living in the built environment. Every... Read More 
Studio CrowleyHall is a small team of architects and artisans who specialize in residential, institutional, commercial, and sustainable design in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
Silver Spring, MD, US 20910
8 miles from Washington
Inspired by a shared interest in sustainable design and artfully crafted buildings, we established Gardner Mohr Architects in 2003. We bring to our practice a detail-oriented... Read More 
Founded in 2005, Ballard + Mensua is a full service architecture firm with a specialty in truly unique and custom homes and renovations.
Rill Architects (301) 656-4166
Bethesda, MD, US 20814
9 miles from Washington
Creating unique homes as special as the families who live in them. From the smallest renovation to large single-family homes, Rill Architects' clients appreciate architecture..... Read More 
With over 15 years experience, we provide architectural services ranging from large residential projects to furniture design. Our design intention is to elevate awareness and appreciation of space.
Bethesda, MD, US 20814
9 miles from Washington
Robert Nehrebecky AIA, Re:New Architecture creates timeless client-specific design solutions reflective of his profound dedication to finely crafted architecture that seeks to... Read More 
Inspired by a shared interest in sustainable design and artfully crafted buildings, we established Gardner Mohr Architects in 2003.
Silver Spring, MD, US 20910
8 miles from Washington
We pride ourselves on our commitment to our clients at Bennett Frank McCarthy Architects. We believe good design is possible regardless of the project size or budget and that... Read More 
We are a full service residential architecture firm. Our work balances the simplicity of traditional American home design with an updated aesthetic that keeps the designs current.
Washington, DC, US 20008
Planning and design for residential and commercial construction Read More 
COLEPREVOST (202) 234-1090
ColePrévost is a design studio. Some of us studied architecture, some interior design,some both. We believe each discipline informs the other & practice that way. Our goal is to make unique experience
Ellicott City, MD, US 21043
28 miles from Washington
We promote Elegant, Thoughtful, Historic & Sustainable Design. brennan+company architects is a 27-year-old, 3 person open-studio, collaborative firm housed in an historic 1840... Read More 
Ossolinski Architect's approach to a project varies to fit the needs + aspirations of our clients. We believe a successful project is born of collaboration.
2e Architects (410) 583-2112
Towson, MD, US 21204
43 miles from Washington
2e Architects offers architectural services for the design and construction of custom "one of a kind" new homes, renovations and additions. Every design is an original creation... Read More 
We are known for our traditional as well as modern styles, we seamlessly include the latest building technologies in its focused architectural solutions. Contact us for your next project!
Washington, DC, US 20009
CHECA Architects, PC, has over 20 years of experience in partnering with clients to produce beautiful, conscious designs. The CHECA approach is noted for its deep sensitivity to... Read More 
Rill Architects (301) 656-4166
Creating unique homes as special as the families who live in them. From the smallest renovation to large single-family homes, Rill Architects' clients appreciate architecture.
McLean, VA, US 22101
8 miles from Washington
Specializing in Custom Residential Design, modern to transitional, we focus on light and space, embellishing our designs with wonderful details, full of texture and rich... Read More 
Hunt Laudi Studio (202) 986-1182
We are problem-solving professionals with long training in both the technical aspects & the cultural implications of architectural design. We develop workable concepts and make them into real things.
Wentworth, Inc. (240) 383-1226
Chevy Chase, MD, US 20815
7 miles from Washington
Wentworth, Inc., a fine home remodeling company in Chevy Chase, MD, is a unique collaboration of architects, designers and craftsmen who integrate architecture, interiors, and... Read More 
Four Brothers LLC is a full service Design/Build firm serving the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Our skilled team of designers & artisans specializes in residential remodeling projects.
COLEPREVOST (202) 234-1090
Washington, DC, US 20009
ColePrévost is a full service interior architectural and design firm, with projects ranging from simple decorations to complex renovations. We work closely with our clients to... Read More 
Washington, DC, US 20007
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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 District Of Columbia 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. Here are some related professionals and vendors to complement the work of architects & designers: Interior Designers & Decorators, General Contractors, Home Builders, Design-Build Firms, Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers.

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 Washington, DC 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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