555 Cleveland Architects & Designers

Is the scope of your Cleveland 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 
Westlake, OH, US 44145
With over 25 years of experience, Stephen Schill's "Concept-through-Construction" involvement ensures your residential project will turn out exactly as you imagined it. Over the... Read More 
Design Visions, Inc. (440) 735-2600
Based in Cleveland, Ohio, design visions, inc. has been providing custom home design services to the building industry around Greater Cleveland and in the Midwest region since 1996.
Chagrin Falls, OH, US 44022
Based in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, our firm approaches remodeling or renovations, additions, and new home design with a focus on the needs and ideas of each client. Whether respecting... Read More 
Chagrin Falls, OH, US 44022
Taylor Design Studio is a full-service interior design firm focused on creating living spaces that are fresh, functional, and beautiful. Read More 
labockidesign (330) 304-5960
Copley, OH, US 44321
Residential Home Design Read More 
Strongsville, OH, US 44136
Full service interior design firm for both residential & commercial clients.Locations in both Shaker Heights & Strongsville, OH but my clients needs take me through out Northeast... Read More 
Lakewood, OH, US 44107
I am an architect practicing in Cleveland Ohio, working primarily on Residential Projects. Call 216-906-7097 or feel free to e-mail me with any interest in a project of your own. ... Read More 
RMD Designs LLC 1-216-598-7347
Hudson, OH, US 44236
Full service design company servicing residential and small commercial clients. Read More 
Shaker Interiors (216) 544-5163
Shaker Heights, OH, US 44122
Shaker Interiors is passionate about helping clients create spaces that reflect their tastes and personalities. Design should be a fun, collaborative effort. Getting to know each... Read More 
Akron, OH, US 44313
New Leaf Home Design specializes in architectural and interior design of residential additions and renovations, making your home more livable and more beautiful. My philosophy is... Read More 
JEM4 design (440) 645-7811
Geneva, OH, US 44041
JEM4 design is a full service design build firm with expertise ranging from historic restoration to new construction. Read More 
Pepper Pike, OH, US 44122
Small, hands on design firm specializing in custom residences. From large homes to additions to condominiums. You will work with the two principals that run the firm only. We... Read More 
FiELD9: architecture (419) 564-7521
Mansfield, OH, US 44903
Community minded Architecture with a modern sensibility and an eye towards sustainability. Read More 
Peninsula Architects (330) 657-2800
Peninsula, OH, US 44264
Responding to the unique circumstances of client, context and building materials, Peninsula Architects creates sustainable, timeless design integrated into the natural setting. ... Read More 
AoDK Inc. (216) 771-1920
Lakewood, OH, US 44107
AoDK is a solution driven architecture firm dedicated to the passionate pursuit of excellence in understanding and the realization of our client's dreams, missions, vision and... Read More 
Closettec (216) 464-0042
Bedford Hts., OH, US 44146
Design, mfg & installation of closet systems, custom organizing systems, cabinets, window treatments etc. 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 Cleveland 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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