681 West Copake, NY Architects & Designers

Is the scope of your West Copake, NY 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 
Crisp Architects (845) 677-8256
Millbrook, NY, 12545
33 miles from West Copake
We design new homes, additions, and renovations, and provide green solutions in New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Virginia and beyond. Established in 1985 and located in... Read More
Crisp Architects (845) 677-8256
We design new homes, additions, and renovations, and provide green solutions in New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Virginia and beyond.
Chatham, NY, 12037
8 miles from West Copake
Established in 1999, James Dixon Architect PC is an award winning, full-service architectural practice located in Chatham, New York. The firm specializes in high-end residential... Read More
Poughkeepsie, NY, 12603
40 miles from West Copake
From classic estates to countryside cottages, Daniel Contelmo Architects has provided sensitive design aesthetic for over 20 years in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New... Read More
Lakeville, CT, 06039
23 miles from West Copake
Architecture including interiors, site design and masterplan work Read More
KATE JOHNS AIA (518) 392-7909
Chatham, NY, 12037
8 miles from West Copake
Kate Johns, AIA, is an architectural firm specializing in new traditional architecture and historic preservation. Established in 1986 in the Hudson Valley Region of New York... Read More
Sharon, CT, 06069
28 miles from West Copake
Rafe Churchill crafts traditional buildings inspired by the historic architecture of New England. Working from a historic house on the village green in Sharon, Connecticut, a... Read More
Hinsdale, MA, 01235
32 miles from West Copake
Residential Architectural Designer and Home Planner with 30 yrs experience from Northern Maine to the Florida Keys. Specializing in Waterfront homes and Mountain Retreats. We have... Read More
Great Barrington, MA, 01230
15 miles from West Copake
Littlewolf Architecture, featuring Passive House and Natural Home design for a small planet. Read More
DC Studio LLC (860) 249-1009
West Hartford, CT, 06119
50 miles from West Copake
DC Studio is a Connecticut based architectural firm specializing in residential Architecture. The firm has extensive experience creating sympathetic additions, whole house... Read More
Poughkeepsie, NY, 12603
40 miles from West Copake
We are proud to have been voted Best of Design among the Houzz Community in 2012 and 2013! The Samarotto Design Group provides stunning interior design, distinctive landscape... Read More
Sharon, CT, 06069
28 miles from West Copake
Architecture/Design Read More
Canton, CT, 06019
48 miles from West Copake
Judi wants you to LOVE your home! Surround yourself in beauty! Judi’s lifelong passion for interior design has enabled her to guide her clients to the homes of their dreams. From... Read More
shadiworks (518) 227-1149
Albany, NY, 12210
30 miles from West Copake
The studio focuses and explores interior and exterior conditions while looking at the relationship between the two. We focus on working closely with the needs of the client while... Read More
great barrington, MA, 01230
15 miles from West Copake
contemporary, energy conscious, residential and small commercial design and construction Read More
New Paltz, NY, 12561
42 miles from West Copake
Hoover Architecture creates green, sustainable, elegant architectural designs in Ulster, Orange, Dutchess, and Putnam counties in New York. Established in 2006 and located in... Read More
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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 New York 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.

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 West Copake, NY 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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