3,239 Chicago Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Chicago 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 
Evanston, IL, 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
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.
Evanston, IL, 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
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, 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
John Stanton (815) 741-0510
Since 1994, Stanton Architects has provided a beautiful array of design to many satisfied clients. Our strengths lie in our Architect led Design–Build philosophy, creating a stress free, one-stop shop
Mandy Brown (708) 533-5753
Northfield, IL, 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
OCGG Architects (847) 480-2212
OCGG Architects, Ltd. is a design firm intent on creating beautiful custom residences, commercial architecture and thoughtful interior design.
Chicago, IL, 60657
dSPACE Studio is an award-winning architecture firm dedicated to architecture, interiors, and landscape. The firm’s work is characterized by thoughtful design, innovation, and... Read More
john joyce architects, inc. was founded on the basic belief that Architecture matters and it makes a positive difference in people’s lives.
Chicago, IL, 60622
A holistic practice dedicated to the art of design and construction. For over 25 years, NDC has combined a high level of design with the an intimate knowledge of materials and... Read More
Our philosophy is simple. We are the tailors for you, your home & lifestyle. Together we select the architectural fabric that creates the home & fit a perfect fit for your family's needs.
Glen Ellyn, IL, 60137-5669
People looking to build or modify their home seek an architect who understands their vision, yet who can also bring fresh ideas to the table. We have seen many unique scenarios... Read More
Whether you’ve outgrown your home or you’re just looking for a change, you can rely on our dedicated commitment to design and quality.
Lincolnwood, IL, 60712
-Residential Remodeling including Additions and Custom Homes -Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling: Design and Product Selections -Whole house design: furniture space planning,... Read More
With extensive experience in new construction and remodel, Carole is able to collaborate with clients on their projects whether a single room or complete residence.
Randall Architects (708) 853-9439
Riverside, IL, 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
Brehm Architects (847) 698-0288
Brehm Architects, Ltd. was founded in 1996 by Greg Brehm with a focus on the architecture of single family residences. Projects include new residences as well as renovations of existing homes.
Springfield, IL, 62701
We aim to think outside the box. Yes, it's ironic being that "Square" is in our name. We like to think of "Square" more as a reference to our values, in that we take how we treat... 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.
Highland Park, IL, 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
Since 1993, our passion for traditional, timeless architecture has inspired numerous historic restorations, new homes, additions, and interiors for our clients’ 21st. century lifestyles and tastes.
Naperville, IL, 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
Lexitect Designs ltd (303) 526-8158
We specialize in commercial & residential design & renderings.
St. Charles, IL, 60174
Experienced architectural firm with exceptional custom home designs. Over 25 years of working with the discerning home owner to produce some of the area's finest homes. Read More
IJM Group Inc (708) 404-4451
We are a design build firm serving the Chicago/Western Suburbs area, specializing in development and project management.
Evanston, IL, 60202
Full service residential architecture firm specializing in new construction, renovations, additions, and historic remodeling architects. Read More
DesRosiers Architects is a full-service architectural firm, specializing in custom residential design for over 35 years. Lou DesRosiers strives to create more than structures, but physical statements.
Wheaton, IL, 60187
Derrick Architecture is an architectural firm that specializes in residential design, renovation and interiors. Derrick Architecture’s primary goal is to provide thoughtful and... Read More
roomTEN design (773) 849-3381
Architecture, Interior Design and Event Planning services in Chicago, focusing on creative environments and healthy spaces.
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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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