1,501 West Hartford, CT Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your West Hartford, CT 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 
Crisp Architects (845) 677-8256
Millbrook, NY, 12545
49 miles from West Hartford
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
DC Studio LLC (860) 249-1009
DC Studio is currently scheduling new opportunities for January 2015. Our firm has extensive experience creating sympathetic additions, whole house makeovers, new homes & interior renovations.
Chatham, NY, 12037
50 miles from West Hartford
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
I am a Licensed Architect specializing in residential, retail and light commercial projects.
Lakeville, CT, 06039
39 miles from West Hartford
Architecture including interiors, site design and masterplan work Read More
Westport, CT, 06880
50 miles from West Hartford
We are a woman owned, award winning full service architecture firm specializing in sustainable new construction, renovations and additions to residential and commercial... Read More
CK Architects (203) 453-1224
Guilford, CT, 06437
31 miles from West Hartford
Campaigne Kestner Architects is a small New England architectural design firm located in Guilford CT. We specialize in well crafted residential, commercial, and small... Read More
Ridgefield, CT, 06877
50 miles from West Hartford
Doyle Coffin Architecture has been providing exceptional architectural design services to residential and commercial clients throughout Fairfield County, New York and Greater New... Read More
Old Lyme, CT, 06371
38 miles from West Hartford
"Chris was terrific! I needed help in creating a fresh identity for our 1986 contemporary home. This was an extremely small project which Chris treated with the same respect,... Read More
Sharon, CT, 06069
38 miles from West Hartford
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
Wilton, CT, 06897
50 miles from West Hartford
Architectural Designs makes building your dream home affordable by providing pre-drawn house plans at great savings to custom drawn plans. Our portfolio grows daily and, at... Read More
Greenwich, CT, 06830
50 miles from West Hartford
Douglas VanderHorn Architects is a classically focused architecture firm whose associates are inspired by the great residential architecture of the past. For over twenty seven... Read More
Shelter Island, NY, 11964
50 miles from West Hartford
" I had the great pleasure of meeting Rhea and her design partner Steve Schappacher on Shelter Island near New York when I shot their beach house for a book on coastal... Read More
Woodbridge, CT, 06525
32 miles from West Hartford
Custom residential and commercial architectural and interior design. Read More
New Canaan, CT, 06840
50 miles from West Hartford
Brooks and Falotico was founded in 1988 by Louise Brooks. Vincent Falotico, AIA, joined the firm in 1993 and became a partner in 1999. In 2008, the original name of Gullans and... Read More
DC Studio LLC (860) 249-1009
West Hartford, CT, 06119
DC Studio is currently scheduling new opportunities for January 2015. We are a Connecticut based architectural firm specializing in residential Architecture. The firm has... Read More
Essex, CT, 06426
34 miles from West Hartford
George Penniman Architects LLC has provided its clients thoughtful, thorough and responsive solutions to a wide range of architectural challenges since 1993. Completed projects in... 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 Connecticut 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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