115,480 Architects & Designers

Is the scope of your 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 
Crisp Architects (845) 677-8256
Millbrook, NY, US 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 
Our experienced team includes a licensed architect and an interior designer. As an award-winning general contractor, we provide a true design/build approach managing your project from start to finish.
Washington, DC, US 20007
Ernesto is an architect and interior designer. At Studio Santalla we focus on quality and the skillful combination of all that goes in to a construction project from very... Read More 
Come visit our unique design center! Whether you want simple & functional or elaborate & decorative – we offer an array of products to complement every style and budget – and we install!
Austin, TX, US 78746
Founded in 1989, Cornerstone Architects is an architectural design firm based in Austin, Texas. Cornerstone specializes in architecture and interior design for both residential... Read More 
Habitat Studio (780) 433-1107
Edmonton, AB, CA T6E 1T4
Building your vision. To us, true custom design means every one of our homes starts with a blank sheet. No templates and no floor plans. We fill that sheet with your ideas,... Read More 
Portland, OR, US 97210
Giulietti / Schouten Architects is a four-person firm with a diverse range of project types constructed throughout the Pacific Northwest. Since its inception in 1987, the firm... Read More 
Portland, ME, US 04101
Since 1986, Whitten Architects has been designing thoughtfully considered homes in New England. With a focus exclusively on residential design, we are experts in a variety of... Read More 
San Francisco, CA, US 94107
Mark Brand Architecture's award-winning architecture and interior studio balances high design with practicality, combining understated elegance with elements of drama. Our firm... Read More 
Austin, TX, US
We take great pride in focusing on client and site specific residential design. With no preconceived styles, we value an eclectic yet rigorous approach. Services range from new... Read More 
Costa Mesa, CA, US 92626
Brandon Architects, Inc. is a boutique full-service architectural design firm specializing in custom residential, multi-family, commercial, and hospitality building types. Our... Read More 
Oakland, CA, US 94618
Cathy Schwabe Architecture is a solo residential practice whose work is rooted in the special blend of the Craftsman and Modernist, linked with a clear response to site and... Read More 
Kemp Hall Studio (404) 253-1105
Atlanta, GA, US 30318
Kemp Hall Studio specializes in residential architecture and interiors with a focus on clean design and classic style. We create spaces that inspire our clients' lives. We have... Read More 
FINNE Architects (206) 467-2880
Seattle, WA, US 98101
BEST OF HOUZZ 2014 and 2013..... Based in Seattle, we design modern, highly crafted, sustainable custom homes as well as furniture, lighting, and hardware! We have completed... Read More 
Seattle, WA, US 98103
We are dedicated to providing contemporary design solutions tailored to the unique needs of our clients. Our work incorporates timeless proportion and scale, meticulous... Read More 
Los Angeles, CA, US 90048-343
We're making traditional architecture hip with our own modern twist on classic design. Our team of architects and designers work in close collaboration with clients to create a... Read More 
San Jose, CA, US 95113
Studio S Squared Architecture, Inc. was founded on the belief that client involvement and a positive relationship is the key to a successful project, and we are committed to a... 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 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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