11,198 New York Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your New York 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 
Crisp Architects (845) 677-8256
Millbrook, NY, 12545
We design new homes, additions, and renovations, and provide green solutions in New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Virginia and beyond. Established in 1985 and located in... Read More
Poughkeepsie, NY, 12603
From classic estates to countryside cottages, Daniel Contelmo Architects has provided sensitive design aesthetic for over 20 years in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New... Read More
New York, NY, 10011
Lauren Rubin Architecture is an architecture and design firm specializing in beautiful clean modernism. LRA combines contemporary architecture with a warm design aesthetic to... Read More
Princeton, NJ, 08542
Award winning full service architecture firm based in Princeton, NJ and Meredith, NH specializing in residential renovations, additions and custom new homes using the latest green... Read More
Maplewood, NJ, 07040
We believe that design matters. We believe that design changes lives. We believe that beautiful spaces inspire. We value all that is beautiful and useful. We value... Read More
Ben Herzog (347) 410-5860
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
Ben Herzog Architect, PC would love to hear about your project and help you create the best results possible with spaces designed specifically for the needs of you and your family... Read More
Akke Woodworks (631) 988-8108
Northport, NY, 11768
Akke Woodworks is a full-service design + build firm specializing in the cosmetic renovation of live/work/play spaces. We approach our work from an artist’s perspective, based on... Read More
Eisner Design LLC (212) 418-8400
New York, NY, 10017
Eisner Design based in NYC and Hamptons, NY was founded in 1991 by Joseph Eisner on the principle that architectural design is an active, rather than a passive element in our... Read More
New York, NY, 10003
DHD Architecture and Design is a versatile practice that encompasses residential, commercial, retail and hospitality projects, with full service capabilities in ground-up... Read More
New York, 10012
Established in 1991, Wettling Architects is an architectural firm based in New York City’s Soho neighborhood. Wettling Architects was founded on the belief that good design... Read More
New York, NY, 10013
Liz Tiesi, owner and lead designer at threshold interiors has been featured on HGTV's "You Live in What?" and in The New York Times. Liz trained at the Inchbald School of Interior... Read More
New York, NY, 10010
We are architects and interior designers, offering our services to residential clients for new homes, renovations, apartments, town houses, multifamily complexes and to commercial... Read More
Morristown, NJ, 07960
Founded in April 1998, Passacantando Architects is a devoted firm focused on the high-end traditional residential market. We're driven by a passion for creating well designed... Read More
Axis Mundi (212) 643-2608
New York, NY, 10018
Axis Mundi has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” 2013 in the Design Category by Houzz. Axis Mundi is an interdisciplinary design firm based in New York, providing outstanding works... Read More
Westport, CT, 06880
We are a woman owned, award winning full service architecture firm specializing in sustainable new construction, renovations and additions to residential and commercial... 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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