2,892 Washington, DC Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Washington, DC 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 
Washington, DC, 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
Wentworth, Inc. (240) 395-0705
We are a unique collaboration of architects, designers and craftsmen who integrate architecture, interiors, and construction to create award-winning homes with timeless livability.
FORMA Design (202) 265-2625
Washington, DC, 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
Four Brothers LLC (202) 423-8703
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.
KUBE architecture (202) 986-0573
Washington, DC, 20009
KUBE architecture is an award winning modern architecture studio that challenges the norms of daily life and attempts to reinterpret ways of working and living in the built... Read More
DLA focuses exclusively on designs for single family homes and additions. We are extremely adept in all architectural styles and historic periods. Former clients include Bill and Hillary Clinton.
Washington, DC, 20007
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Established in 1988, Balodemas Architects is a small design firm providing architectural planning, construction document, and construction contract administration services.
Silver Spring, MD, 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
Kamm Architecture (202) 249-2901
At Kamm Architecture we are committed to creating design solutions that enhance lives.
Rill Architects (301) 656-4166
Bethesda, MD, 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
"Every place has a particular character and every person a unique story. I listen for the dialogue between the two, searching for that 'spirit of place' in every project."
Bethesda, MD, 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
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.
Silver Spring, MD, 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
KUBE architecture (202) 986-0573
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.
Washington, DC, 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
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.
Washington, DC, 20008
Balodemas Architects, Chtd. is a small design firm providing architectural planning, construction document, and construction contract administration services. The firm was... Read More
We aim to balance between the richness of experience, environmental responsibility, program requirements, and financial considerations.
2e Architects (410) 583-2112
Towson, MD, 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
Trout Design Studio is a full service Architectural and Interior Design atelier, focusing on high end, custom design residential and specialty commercial projects.
Falls Church, VA, 22046
8 miles from Washington
Founded in 2005, Ballard + Mensua is a full service architecture firm with a specialty in truly unique and custom homes and renovations. We help our clients with projects of all... 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!
Baltimore, MD, 21212
40 miles from Washington
PBA is a "Top 25" Baltimore area firm and provides full architectural services along the eastern seaboard of the United States and the British West Indies. Penza Bailey... Read More
Our firm’s approach is to nurture a strong and creative collaboration with our clients from the initial design idea through the completion of construction.
Annapolis, MD, 21401
27 miles from Washington
Purple Cherry Architects is a high-end residential architecture firm serving the Eastern United States. Our firm specializes in custom, luxury residential projects featuring... Read More
eMCee Design (202) 750-1071
Improving the homes, neighborhoods, and ecosystems we live in through values-based decisions that build projects and relationships, embody sustainable practices, and commit us to community service.
McLean, VA, 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
Dean Brenneman Architect (202) 656-5807
I practice a collaborative approach to design with my clients; listening carefully, questioning deeply, and striving to solve the most difficult challenges with elegance and grace.
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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 District Of Columbia 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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