463 Westwood Hills, KS Architects & Designers

Is the scope of your Westwood Hills, KS 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 
RDM Architecture (816) 361-9595
Kansas City, MO, 64114
6 miles from Westwood Hills
A continuing theme for our practice of architecture is Big Ideas.....Fine Detail. A core belief at RDM Architecture is that the successful architectural design is an exercise in... Read More
Kansas City, MO, 64108
4 miles from Westwood Hills
Poolehaus Residential Design provides design services for home renovations, additions and fully custom homes. We offer unparalleled customer service while working as a team with... Read More
kansas city, MO, 64114
6 miles from Westwood Hills
High-end timeless modern design with practical livability. Read More
DRAW Architecture (816) 531-8303
Kansas City, MO, 64108
4 miles from Westwood Hills
DRAW Architecture + Urban Design is an interdisciplinary architecture firm that integrates design, research and new technologies in ways that are changing the way people live. ... Read More
Orion Design, Inc. (816) 729-6288
Shawnee, KS, 66217
10 miles from Westwood Hills
Orion Design Inc is a residential interior design firm specializing in kitchen and bath design, interior architecture and project coordination. Read More
Fairway, KS, 66205
1 mile from Westwood Hills
Each architectural challenge requires a design solution which comprehensively addresses the daily rituals of living and working, elevates the quality of life and makes the best... Read More
Prairie village, KS, 66208
3 miles from Westwood Hills
Forward Design | Architecture, based in Prairie Village, Kansas, was founded in 2011 by Christpher Fein. FD|A is comprised of dedicated design professionals committed to... Read More
Kansas City, MO, 64108
4 miles from Westwood Hills
frameworkdesign was founded in 2003 as a way to further explore design and art while working within the field of architecture. Our 15+ years of combined experience include... Read More
Prairie Village, KS, 66208
3 miles from Westwood Hills
Bertolino Architecture, LLC provides services for architecture, Interior design, space planning, and ADA/accessibility planning. Established in 2011, a majority of my work has... Read More
Kansas City, MO, 64113
3 miles from Westwood Hills
McHenry Shaffer Architecture, founded in 1995, is located in Kansas City, Missouri. The practice provides architectural, planning, and interior design services in both the... Read More
Erica Kay Design (913) 972-8267
Roeland Park, KS,
1 mile from Westwood Hills
KC Architecture (816) 686-5900
Kansas City, MO, 64154
15 miles from Westwood Hills
KC Architecture is a full service architectural design firm focused on residential and light commercial projects. The scale of their work ranges from custom upper bracket homes,... Read More
MOD Architecture (816) 898-4097
Overland Park, KS, 66207
7 miles from Westwood Hills
A MODern take on architectural practice, with traditional values at its core. Read More
Grandview, MO, 64030
12 miles from Westwood Hills
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Shawnee Mission, KS, 66223
13 miles from Westwood Hills
Our interior design firm transforms your living experience from ordinary to extraordinary. We specialize in custom interiors with a timeless look that tells the story of its... 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 Kansas 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 Westwood Hills, KS 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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