277 Charleston Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Charleston 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 
Johns Island, SC, 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
Dolphin Architects and Builders has an established reputation of over 20 years as a Custom home builder in the Charleston, SC area.
Charleston, SC, 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) 301-6120
Island Architects designs and builds beautiful custom homes on the waterfront and beyond, with a special emphasis on Kiawah Island, SC. Welcome To The “Islands” – By Island Architects.
Sullivan's Island, SC, 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
Architrave (843) 768-2004
Architectural firm specializing in residential design in with principals in Charleston and Columbia South Carolina. Call Dale today to get started.
Sullivan's Island, SC, 29482
ink Architecture & Interiors is a full service architecture and design firm specializing in custom luxury residential in the $1mil and up range. With a focus on detail, ink... 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,
Charleston, SC, 29401
I Specialize in Coastal home designs throughout the Lowcountry and Barrier Islands of South Carolina. Here you will find unique residences that have been specifically designed... 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.
Johns Island, SC, 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
Established in 1982, Camens Architectural Group specializes in luxury custom home design & construction administration. We work closely with our clients to deliver a home that is unequaled in style
Charleston, SC, 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
An architectural firm specializing in the design of unique, single-family custom homes in and around the South Carolina lowcountry, with special focus on Kiawah Island and Palmetto Bluff.
Cobb Architects (843) 856-7333
Charleston, SC, 29403
Cobb Architects has established itself as an integral part of custom home design in the Charleston area. Our firm's projects vary from custom homes to renovations, restaurants,... Read More
Richard Nevil has been committed to classic traditionally inspired design throughout his architectural practice. Specializing in Kiawah Island, South Carolina luxury & resort residential design.
Georgetown, SC, 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
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!
Frank Manipole (704) 641-4263
Mount Pleasant, SC, 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
Our family wants to work with your family to create you a home that is designed with a true understanding of the land, has a timeless quality and grows from the site.
Architrave (843) 768-2004
Charleston, SC, 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 specialize in Custom Residential Home Design. Our projects are very specific to the needs, desires, and budgets of our clients.
Daniel Island, SC, 29492
Residential and Light Commercial Design Read More
Since opening their doors 20 years ago, Allison Ramsey Architects has been instrumental in providing designs to planned and traditional neighborhood developments throughout the country.
Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464
Scott Anderson is a skilled residential architect with more than 20 years of experience. He has a thriving practice in Charleston, S.C. The Anderson Studio of Architecture and... 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.
Charleston, SC, 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
Christopher Rose is a registered architect and interior designer who has been practicing sustainable award winning architecture for over 30 years.
Johns Island, SC, 29455
Wayne Windham Architect, P.A. is a well-known and respected architectural firm specializing in the design of unique, single-family custom homes in and around the South Carolina... Read More
At Swallowtail, we really listen to our clients. And ask questions. And listen some more. It’s vital in getting the details exactly right. Because a great building is about the details and the nuance.
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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 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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