314 Waterloo, ON Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Waterloo, ON 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 
Elmira, Ontario, N3B 2Z1, Canada
10 miles from Waterloo
Your Dream. Your Home. You're welcome to imagine. And with Imagine Your Home, we can work together to make your dreams come true. We offer creative home design and drafting... Read More
AJM Architectural Designs (905) 815-7075
Burlington, Ontario, L7L 3J8, Canada
35 miles from Waterloo
AJM Architectural Designs was established in 1995 and has been providing custom residential design to clients for almost 20 years across the Greater Toronto Area. From... Read More
Brampton, Ontario, Canada
41 miles from Waterloo
Studiovella inc. is an independent design firm specializing in kitchen and bathroom designs. Designers Eleanor Bouchard and Leonia Azevedo have more than 22 years of experience in... Read More
Cambridge, Ontario, N1R 4K4, Canada
13 miles from Waterloo
Interior Design Read More
creative den (416) 454-1571
milton, l9t 6j7, Canada
32 miles from Waterloo
Decorating does not have to be expensive. We can help you achieve your style within your budget with flat fee structure and also trade discounts!! Read More
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2K4, Canada
15 miles from Waterloo
Full-service architectural consulting practice Read More
Milton, Ontario, L9T 8E9, Canada
32 miles from Waterloo
Amanda Forrest Interior Design Group serves the Toronto, Southern Ontario and broader Canadian market creating home interiors for clients who value a space that will stand the... Read More
Lillepold Architect (519) 212-4486
Cambridge, Ontario, N1S 2J2, Canada
13 miles from Waterloo
Established in 1995, Lillepold Architect is an award-winning Canadian architectural firm with expertise in residential, heritage and community design. Our goal - both past and... Read More
Stratford, Ontario, N5A 5G2, Canada
23 miles from Waterloo
David Sheldon Design specializes in sustainable, architectural design suited to a rural context Read More
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
13 miles from Waterloo
We create virtual designs of home renovations Read More
London, Ontario, Canada
50 miles from Waterloo
Design and project coordination of custom homes and additions, specializing in lakefront cottages, country lots and timber frames. Read More
Burlington, Ontario, L7R2L8, Canada
35 miles from Waterloo
McCann Christopher Group is a boutique style firm providing interior and exterior design services to both residential and commercial clients. Read More
Margot McTavish Inc. (905) 330-7130
Brantford, Ontario, N3T 4C2, Canada
27 miles from Waterloo
Interior Design, Renovations and Furnishings Read More
DNA design (416) 428-1879
Oakville, Ontario, L6M 0J3, Canada
42 miles from Waterloo
Dna Design, is a one stop shop, boutique design firm that provides personally tailored design solutions to their clients.We specialize in Additions and Renovations to existing... Read More
BM Projects (519) 574-0171
Kitchener, Ontario, ON, Canada
3 miles from Waterloo
BM Projects specialize in residential and commercial building design, drafting, and marketing. 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 Ontario 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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