1,807 Philadelphia Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Philadelphia 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 
West Chester, PA, 19380
Period Architecture Ltd. is a custom architectural design and property planning firm specializing in residential architecture. Our firm engages with clients to create uniquely... Read More
Krieger Architects is an award-winning Philadelphia firm providing architectural, planning, and interior design services since 1992.
West Chester, PA, 19382
Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd. is a custom architectural design firm whose work strives to meet the needs of sophisticated clients who value a collaborative design process,... Read More
We've been recognized for our exceptional residential projects including new homes, additions and renovations, historic restorations, country property planning and equestrian facilities.
Berwyn, PA, 19312
Founded in 1982, Peter Zimmerman Architects is a full service residential design firm. Our firm has produced an extensive portfolio of award winning private residences, barns,... Read More
Abby Schwartz Associates ability to provide both architecture and interior design services enables the owner to envision their project comprehensively and make educated choices throughout the process.
Philadelphia, PA, 19130
Rasmussen/Su is an award-winning architecture firm specializing in custom residential design. Working together since 1995, firm principals Kevin C. Rasmussen AIA LEED AP & Vivian... Read More
M James Architecture is a custom residential and small commercial architecture firm focused on delivering deeply satisfying architecture finely tuned to each individual client.
Wayne, PA, PA, 19087
Architects Matthew Moger and Kirby Mehrhof, who have practiced independently for more than two decades, cofounded Moger Mehrhof Architects (MMA) in 2009 on the philosophical basis... Read More
Neil K Johnson Architect (856) 234-9772
Founded in 1986, Neil K Johnson Architect is a full service architectural firm with the goal of developing long-term client relationships by providing solutions tailored to each client's needs.
Philadelphia, PA, 19103
Sandvold Blanda Architecture + Interiors LLC is a full service architectural and interior design practice. Founded in 1995, our firm's mission is to work closely with our clients... Read More
Raphael Architects (215) 348-5501
Raphael Architects is an award-winning firm. We organize our clients’ desires and construction requirements into pragmatically and poetically designed, sustainable houses.
Philadelphia, PA, 19118
Krieger Architects is an award-winning Philadelphia firm providing architectural, planning, and interior design services since 1992. Our mission is to produce lasting building... Read More
Philip Ivory Architects, founded in 1992, is a full-service architectural firm specializing in custom residential design and renovation.
Doylestown, PA, 18902
Wolstenholme Associates, LLC is a full service, professional architectural/engineering firm located in the historic Doylestown, Pennsylvania area. As a dynamic, growing company... Read More
Asher-designed buildings are quietly beautiful. They are designed and constructed with a craftsmanship and richness in detail that enables them to age gracefully, gaining character as the years pass.
Hatboro, PA, 19040
Founded in 1993, The OMNIA Group Architects continues to deliver an exceptionally broad range of creative architectural solutions to residential and commercial clients in the... Read More
Award winning full service architectural firm.We have won awards for residential work, restaurant work, and commercial work.
Wyant Architecture (215) 523-9394
Philadelphia, PA, 19130
Wyant Architecture is a full-service architectural design firm located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Established in 2001 by partners Jeffrey Wyant and Maria Keares Wyant, the... Read More
Chuck Harrison Residential Design is an Award winning, complete turn-key residential design/build company. We take great pride in each and every home we design or build.
Stone Harbor, NJ, 08247
Asher-designed buildings are quietly beautiful. They are designed and constructed with a craftsmanship and richness in detail that enables them to age gracefully, gaining... Read More
A Design/build firm that guarantees to meet the design budget and provides the opportunity for clients to obtain competitive bids to insure the lowest price.
Raphael Architects (215) 348-5501
Doylestown, PA, 18901
Raphael Architects is an award-winning architecture design firm serving residential clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We organize our clients’ desires, financial... Read More
Custom design, remodeling and renovations are our specialty. We think outside the box, and are extremely creative and warm in all styles. We offer complete Interior and Architectural design services.
abSketches (717) 324-5265
York, PA, 17402
We are 3D Architectural Illustrators providing hyper photo-realistic imagery and computer generated photography & video. Read More
Abitare is a full service design studio providing Architectural & Interior Design Services. Abitare specializes in custom home planning and design, construction management, & historical renovations
Narberth, PA, 19072
Philip Ivory Architects, founded in 1992, is a full-service architectural firm specializing in custom residential design and renovation. The firm’s work is noted for its creative... Read More
Inspiring well-lived spaces with accessible design services including architectural design for renovations and additions, historic renovations, space planning for home or work, interiors & decorating.
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
John Toates Architecture and Design LLC is focused on traditionally inspired unique residential projects throughout the United States and abroad. John Toates Architecture and... Read More
OMNIA Group Architects continues to deliver an exceptionally broad range of creative architectural solutions to residential & commercial clients in the greater Philadelphia region, NJ & 10 more states
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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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