2,836 Chicago Architects & Designers

Is the scope of your Chicago 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 
Evanston, IL, US 60201
Kipnis Architecture + Planning is recognized as one of Chicago’s premier award winning and sustainable architectural practices. Complimenting a reputation for excellence in... Read More 
Lankenau Architecture (630) 202-8261
Architect in Chicago's western suburbs with over 30 years experience providing creative and timeless design of new custom residences, additions and remodeling.
Evanston, IL, US 60201
At the award-winning Morgante-Wilson Architects, we believe the optimum client-architect relationship results from closely working together as an active team. We garner client... Read More 
We are a small Architectural firm that provides design and construction drawing services for new residential and commercial buildings and as well as renovations and remodeling projects. Call us!
Mandy Brown (847) 386-6880
Northfield, IL, US 60093
Mandy Brown Architects PC is an award winning full service architectural firm with emphasis on quality and excellence in design and service. MBAPC was established in 1995 as... Read More 
We create architecture that delights and inspires. By listening well and crafting thoughtful projects that are creative and responsive to client needs, we can achieve amazing things.
jamesthomas, LLC (312) 738-7300
Chicago, IL, US 60612
jamesthomas is a multi-disciplinary residential design firm that works with clients throughout the US and abroad. Each project is unique and reflects the personal taste of the... Read More 
An architect-led design|build firm specializing in high-end residential projects. The firm's philosophy is to design architecturally significant projects and ensure their superior construction.
Chicago, IL, US 60605
Burns and Beyerl Architects is a Chicago based architectural firm specializing in high-end single family residences and restaurants. Established in 1993, we have worked with over... Read More 
Allegretti Architects is an architectural and planning firm founded on the principals of service, sustainability and excellence, love of the natural environment and people shepherd our firm.
dSPACE Studio Ltd (773) 423-2920
Chicago, IL, US 60657
dSPACE Studio is an architecture firm dedicated to architecture, interiors, and landscape. The firm’s work is characterized by thoughtful design, innovation, and craft of... Read More 
Along with custom home designs, JB Architecture Group also specializes in architectural and construction services for renovations, condominiums, townhomes and land planning.
Chicago, IL, US 60614
Chicago Interior Designer, Summer Thornton, established her firm to make the luxury interior design process unpretentious, fun and fresh. Known for her colorful, unabashed, and... Read More 
We garner client trust through carefully listening to their ideas, preferences & concerns. With expertise in architecture, interiors & more, we are able to deliver a consistent project.
Lincolnwood, IL, US 60712
-Residential Remodeling including Additions and Custom Homes -Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling: Design and Product Selections -Whole house design: furniture space planning,... Read More 
We have served hundreds of clients over the years with projects ranging from simple decks to finely crafted estates. Our returning clients seem to be a testament to our commitment to excellence.
Studio Nigro (773) 817-4527
Chicago, IL, US 60641
We believe in the inherent optimism of
 design to elevate the quality of life through clarity of purpose, economy 
of resources, and the natural beauty of material and context. A... Read More 
roomTEN design (773) 849-3381
Architecture, Interior Design and Event Planning services in Chicago, focusing on creative environments and healthy spaces.
Chicago, IL, US 60622
A holistic practice dedicated to the art of design and construction. For over 24 years, NDC has combined a high level of design with the an intimate knowledge of materials and... Read More 
IMAGINE-DESIGN-BUILD-ENJOY is the motto of Roberts Architects & Construction. David Roberts' award-winning and nationally recognized Design Build company serving the North Shore.
Riverside, IL, US 60546
Randall Architects is a full service Chicago-based firm that believes in a team approach to designing beautiful residences. Whether it be a new home or a kitchen renovation, we... Read More 
Our primary goal is to provide thoughtful and dedicated professional service to its clients by producing the highest levels of design quality possible while adhering to our clients’ tastes and budget.
Highland Park, IL, US 60035
Becker Architects is a full-service, award winning architectural firm, established in New York City in 1982. Becker Architects began as an interiors firm, designing tenant... Read More 
We are licensed / insured architects with 20 years of Midwestern experience in the custom residential and light commercial building sectors.
Naperville, IL, US 60563
Cory Smith Architecture is an award winning architectural firm. The firm specializes in both new homes and the tasteful renovation of residences. Our belief is that good... Read More 
We are full service residential architects. We specialize in new construction, renovations, additions, and historic remodeling.
St. Charles, IL, US 60174
Experienced architectural firm with exceptional custom home designs. Over 23 years of working with the discerning home owner to produce some of the area's finest homes. Read More 
My company, Facilities Design Group PC is committed to providing its clients with professional design and personalized service. Our skills allow you to shape your environment to suit your needs.
Wilmette, IL, US 60091
Boomgaarden Architects has been involved in many areas of architectural design, with a particular emphasis in renovations of existing housing, historic architecture, custom... 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 Chicago 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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