260 Charleston Architects & Designers

Is the scope of your Charleston Metro Area 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 
Charleston, SC, US 29449
Residential Design Firm specializing in custom house & renovation design. It is my goal with each design to make it exactly what you want and unlike all the other houses around. I... Read More
Island Architects (804) 649-9303
Island Architects designs and builds beautiful custom homes on the waterfront and beyond, with a special emphasis on Kiawah Island, SC.
Johns Island, SC, US 29455
We are an Architectural Firm designing homes from the inside out, wrapped around the way you live... Listen to your dreams, and we'll listen to you. We specialize in truly... Read More
We are an architecture firm dedicated to helping our clients create beautiful, healthy, comfortable, energy-efficient homes. Whether a new home, an addition, or renovation of an existing home,
Johns Island, SC, US 29455
Christopher Rose is a registered architect and interior designer who has been practicing sustainable award winning architecture for over 30 years. Specializing in custom... Read More
Herlong and Associates is a full service architecture and interiors firm specializing in the design of site responsive, sustainable and comfortably dramatic coastal homes.
Charleston, SC, US 29401
I specialize in Custom Residential Home Design. I have been designing homes in the Low Country for nearly a decade. The style of each home is as unique as the individual client.... Read More
Architrave (843) 768-2004
Architectural firm specializing in residential design in with principals in Charleston and Columbia South Carolina.
Sullivan's Island, SC, US 29451
As a full service architecture and interior design firm specializing in custom coastal design and residential renovations, Herlong & Associates possesses a keen understanding of... Read More
Dolphin Architects and Builders has an established reputation of over 20 years as a Custom home builder in the Charleston, SC area.
Lexington and Georgetown, SC, US
Catalyst Architects, founded in 1988 is a ‘hands-on’ practice dedicated to working closely with clients in the creation of successful architecture. With the goal of creating... Read More
We specialize in Custom Residential Home Design. Our projects are very specific to the needs, desires, and budgets of our clients.
Charleston, SC, US 29412
We listen. We identify. We prioritize based on your unique preferences. We design solutions that represent your functional needs and represent your unique style. We care. We... Read More
Kevin E. Whalley AIA, NCARB is Principal and Owner of Architecture Plus, a full service Architectural Firm located in Charleston, South Carolina with over 33 years of experience.
Georgetown, SC, US 29585
Walsh Krowka & Associates is a "hands-on" architecture & landscape architecture firm located in the Pawleys Island area of South Carolina. We take great pride in our personal... Read More
Residential Design Firm specializing in custom house plans. It is my goal with each design to make it exactly what you want and unlike all the other houses around. Visualize. Design. Realize.
Frank Manipole (704) 641-4263
Mount Pleasant, SC, US 29464
Frank Manipole creates hundreds of 3D building, planning and CAD site renderings annually for clients nationwide. He ensures the highest grade of quality, consistency,... Read More
We are an Architectural Firm designing homes wrapped around the way you live... Listen to your dreams, and we'll listen to you.
Architrave (843) 768-2004
Charleston, SC, US 29402
Architrave is an established design oriented architecture practice with over twenty five years of experience throughout South Carolina. Architrave prides itself on its ability to... Read More
We listen & identify. We prioritize based on your unique preferences. We design solutions that represent your functional needs & represent your unique style. Expect enhanced personal attention!
Charleston, SC, US 29403
We are an architecture firm dedicated to helping our clients create beautiful, healthy, comfortable, energy-efficient homes. Whether a new home, an addition, or renovation of an... Read More
Daniel Island, SC, US 29492
Residential and Light Commercial Design Read More
Charleston, SC, US 29401
Established in 1986, Schmitt Walker Architects is a Charleston, South Carolina based architectural firm that has been honored with numerous national and regional design awards,... Read More
Charleston, SC, US 29401
Morris Architecture is a full service firm. We specialize in designing and building custom homes in the greater Charleston, SC area. We have over 23 years experience in creating... Read More
Charleston, SC, US 29403
Bill Huey + Associates is a full service architecture firm that has produced a diversity of projects throughout the Southeastern United States. Located in Charleston, South... 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 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. Here are some related professionals and vendors to complement the work of architects & designers: Interior Designers & Decorators, General Contractors, Home Builders, Design-Build Firms, Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers.

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 Charleston Metro Area 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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