371 Cincinnati Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Cincinnati 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 
Drawing Dept (513) 272-8099
Cincinnati, OH, 45209
Drawing Dept is a full-service architectural firm based in the Oakley neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio. Drawing Dept pursues a diverse range of work from modest residential... Read More
Kepes Architecture (513) 373-2528
The firm specializes in refined custom residential and light commercial design
Cincinnati, OH, 45213
Ryan Duebber Architect (RDA) is a full service award winning design firm located in Cincinnati, Ohio specializing in architectural, interior design, and planning services for both... Read More
We specialize in high end residential interior design, often in collaboration with architects and builders for renovation and new construction. Contact us for more information!
Fort Thomas, KY, 41075
At Ashli Slawter Architecture making your home "Uniquely You" is our priority! All projects no matter their size benefit from smart personalized design. I work with you to achieve... Read More
Kepes Architecture (513) 373-2528
Cincinnati, OH, 45227
Architectural design firm. Read More
WiFIVE architects (513) 393-9451
Cincinnati, OH, 45212
WiFIVE architects is a multi-discipline firm with a focus on custom residential architecture and incorporating universal design and aging-in-place principles. We strive to design... Read More
RWA Architects (513) 321-9506
Cincinnati, OH, 45208
RWA Architects has been providing the highest level of quality custom residential architecture since 1989. The primary focus of our firm is to offer superior architectural... Read More
Cincinnati, 45246
As a graduate of The Rhode Island School of Design, I provide artistic magic for clients looking to make lifestyle changes. I spend time getting to know my clients, their... Read More
Jose Garcia Design (513) 751-1222
Cincinnati, OH, 45202
We work to achieve the best possible balance between construction technology, budget, environment, and aesthetics. Read More
Toebben Builders (859) 331-1560
Villa Hills, KY, 41017
Toebben Builders is a family owned business known throughout the tri-state area as the leader in Custom Home Construction. Every Toebben built home is individually designed with... Read More
Cincinnati, OH, 45202
John Senhauser Architects is a nationally recognized, client-focused design practice known for consistently producing highly-personalized homes. Since 1979, we strive to create... Read More
Cincinnati, OH, 45208
Wilcox Architecture combines high quality design with personal attention to guide clients from site and building assessment through the design and construction processes. Tom... Read More
Cincinnati, OH, 45248
Residential Design and Construction Planning Read More
INTERDEK (331) 028-1242
Guadalajara, 45236
En Interdek estudiamos y hacemos propias las inquietudes y necesidades de los clientes. Nos comprometemos a que cada una de las propuestas y trabajos respondan a tus gustos e... Read More
Cincinnati, OH, 45208
Residentail Interior Design. Start the design party! Read More
Cincinnati, OH, 45215
HIgh-end residential design firm stressing sustainable design. 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 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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