521 Whately, MA Architects & Designers

Is the scope of your Whately, MA 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 
Chatham, NY, 12037
49 miles from Whately
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
Our designs feature the highest attention to detail, and incorporate best practice in sustainable and energy conserving design.
Lakeville, CT, 06039
50 miles from Whately
Architecture including interiors, site design and masterplan work Read More
Sharon, CT, 06069
50 miles from Whately
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
KATE JOHNS AIA (518) 392-7909
Chatham, NY, 12037
49 miles from Whately
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
Hinsdale, MA, 01235
23 miles from Whately
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
DC Studio LLC (860) 249-1009
West Hartford, CT, 06119
48 miles from Whately
DC Studio is a Connecticut based architectural firm specializing in residential Architecture. The firm has extensive experience creating sympathetic additions, whole house... Read More
Great Barrington, MA, 01230
41 miles from Whately
Littlewolf Architecture, featuring Passive House and Natural Home design for a small planet. Read More
Sharon, CT, 06069
50 miles from Whately
Architecture/Design Read More
Habitat Post & Beam, Inc. (413) 665-4006
South Deerfield, MA, 01373
3 miles from Whately
Starting in 1972, Habitat Post & Beam has been custom designing and manufacturing material packages for custom post and beam homes, additions, and specialty/commercial buildings... Read More
Canton, CT, 06019
44 miles from Whately
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
Leverett, MA, 01054
8 miles from Whately
Combining historically accurate exteriors with free- flowing, open interior spaces to recreate the timeless beauty of early American architecture for the 21st century. Classic... Read More
Pittsfield, MA, 01201
32 miles from Whately
Residential and Commercial Design Read More
great barrington, MA, 01230
41 miles from Whately
contemporary, energy conscious, residential and small commercial design and construction Read More
Litchfield, CT, 06759
50 miles from Whately
Architecture & Interior design services. Kitchen and bath design, custom interior design. Read More
Monterey, MA, 01245
35 miles from Whately
Small Design-Build firm in Monterey, MA specializing in energy efficient, traditionally constructed houses and barns. 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 Massachusetts 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 Whately, MA 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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