697 Zena, NY Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Zena, NY 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
26 miles from Zena
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
Poughkeepsie, NY, 12603
26 miles from Zena
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
Chatham, NY, 12037
34 miles from Zena
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
Lakeville, CT, 06039
34 miles from Zena
Architecture including interiors, site design and masterplan work Read More
Ridgefield, CT, 06877
50 miles from Zena
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
Sharon, CT, 06069
34 miles from Zena
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
Jeff Wilkinson, RA (845) 838-9763
Beacon, NY, 12508
36 miles from Zena
Architecture, Restoration and Interior Design Read More
KATE JOHNS AIA (518) 392-7909
Chatham, NY, 12037
34 miles from Zena
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
Ridgefield, CT, 06877
50 miles from Zena
We are a small architectural firm practicing for over 23 years, specializing in residential design. Our work ranges from custom homes, additions, whole house remodels, all done in... Read More
Garrison, NY, 10524
46 miles from Zena
Hudson Design was established by Architect Jamie Copeland in 1986 to offer a seamless composite of services in Project Planning, Architecture and Interior Design. The firm moved... Read More
Poughkeepsie, NY, 12603
26 miles from Zena
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
Great Barrington, MA, 01230
39 miles from Zena
Littlewolf Architecture, featuring Passive House and Natural Home design for a small planet. Read More
Beacon, NY, 12508
36 miles from Zena
Serge Young provides comprehensive and personal architectural services. Serge practices in Dutchess County, New York and works thought the Hudson Valley region. Regardless of... Read More
Sharon, CT, 06069
34 miles from Zena
Architecture/Design Read More
Ridgefield, CT, 06877
50 miles from Zena
One of the most important aspects of a successful project is bringing together an appropriate team. A project team can include some or all of the following: homeowner, architect,... 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 New York 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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