596 Westlake, OH Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Westlake, OH 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 
AoDK Inc. (216) 771-1920
Lakewood, OH, 44107
7 miles from Westlake
AoDK is a solution driven architecture firm dedicated to the passionate pursuit of excellence in understanding and the realization of our client's dreams, missions, vision and... Read More
Beachwood, OH, 44122
21 miles from Westlake
We are a small, hands on design firm specializing in custom residential construction- from large homes to additions to condominiums. You will work directly with the two principals... Read More
Cleveland, OH, 44113
12 miles from Westlake
Elements, an architects studio llc is a design oriented architecture studio focusing on single family residences. Our goal is to create exciting sensory and qualitative homes... Read More
Allcorn Architects (330) 760-2171
Akron, OH, 44313
30 miles from Westlake
Allcorn Architects is an award-winning, full-service architectural firm that provides thoughtful and responsive design solutions. We specialize in additions and alterations, new... Read More
Peninsula Architects (330) 657-2800
Peninsula, OH, 44264
26 miles from Westlake
Responding to the unique circumstances of client, context and building materials, Peninsula Architects creates sustainable, timeless design integrated into the natural setting. ... Read More
FiELD9: architecture (419) 564-7521
Mansfield, OH, 44903
50 miles from Westlake
Community minded Architecture with a modern sensibility and an eye towards sustainability. Read More
Imperial Home Center (216) 221-6955
Lakewood, OH, 44107
7 miles from Westlake
Design & Build Read More
Design Visions, Inc. (440) 735-2600
Cleveland, OH, 44109
12 miles from Westlake
RESIDENTIAL DESIGNERS Based in Cleveland, Ohio, design visions, inc. has been providing custom home design services to the building industry around Greater Cleveland and in the... Read More
Indigo Design, Ltd. (440) 773-7987
Cleveland, OH,
12 miles from Westlake
Resident & commercial interior design firm in Cleveland, Ohio Read More
Beachwood, OH, 44122
21 miles from Westlake
Residential and commercial interior design firm Read More
william j fugo jr (216) 469-5902
cleveland, OH, 44113
12 miles from Westlake
design * service * solutions Full Architectural and Interior Architecture Services for Residential and Commercial Clients Read More
Cleveland, OH, 44120
18 miles from Westlake
Bialosky + Partners is here to develop a vision and then give it voice. We do this by having the ability to think at 50,000 feet and also drill down to the smallest specification,... Read More
Amherst, OH, 44001
19 miles from Westlake
Residential Remodeling, Kitchen and Bath Design Specialty. Read More
Hudson Glass & Mirror (330) 467-5945
Northfield, OH, 44067
22 miles from Westlake
Hudson Glass & Mirror has been in business since 1980 and serves Northeast Ohio. We specialize in custom glass. We handle residential and commercial glass jobs, so you can feel... Read More
North Olmsted, OH, 44070
3 miles from Westlake
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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 Ohio 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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