293 Portland Maine Architects & Designers

Is the scope of your Portland Maine 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 
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 
David Matero Architecture strives to create sensible and practical architecture that is a reflection of the client. We believe that good design is good value.
John Cole Architect 207-739-9916/781-641-0791
Fryeburg, ME, US 04037
John Cole Architect specializes in the design of vacation and retirement homes, primarily in New England. These homes all start with the owners' attachment to a place and the... Read More 
John Cole Architect 207-739-9916/781-641-0791
John Cole Architect specializes in the design of second and vacation homes from studios in Greater Boston and western Maine. The design of homes like these is a journey that starts with a dream.
Biddeford, ME, US 04005
Caleb Johnson Architects & Builders (CJA&B) designs and builds homes [and small commercial spaces] that are beautifully attuned to the southern Maine landscape, impeccably crafted... Read More 
Our mission is to bring beautiful, sustainable, attainable buildings to the world. We are an award-winning design studio and a leader in sustainable design in the Northeast.
Bath, ME, US 04530
This energetic and creative firm has designed and guided the construction of estates, homes and gardens in the rural New England landscapes since 1984. We are holistic thinkers... Read More 
We create designs that respond uniquely to their sites, function well, reflect the current times, & avoid short-lived fashion & trends. We value the effect that great buildings have on others.
Bath, ME, US 04530
A full service architectural design firm, David Matero Architecture has diverse experience in custom design residential (and commercial) projects. LEED AP certified and... Read More 
By Design (207) 749-4321
By Design is an architectural firm specializing in energy efficient new homes, house renovations, and additions. This includes kitchens, screened porches, garages, and family rooms.
By Design (207) 749-4321
Yarmouth, ME, US 04096
By Design is an architectural firm specializing in energy efficient new homes, house renovations, and additions. This includes kitchens, screened porches, garages, and family... Read More 
amydutton Home 1 (207) 337-2020
Specializing in architectural design for additions and renovations, interior design, landscape design and selling unique artisan products for the home in the gallery.
Rockport, ME, US 04856
Priestley & Associates Architecture is a full service practice based in Rockport, Maine and Boston, Massachusetts. With emphasis on exceptional design, we create unique and... Read More 
Caleb Johnson Architects & Builders (CJA&B) designs and builds homes that are beautifully attuned to the southern Maine landscape and impeccably crafted of natural materials.
Meredith, NH, US 03254
We are a small design firm in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, founded in 1984 with LEED AP certified designers. Our craftsmanship in design, unique use of local materials, and... Read More 
Augusta, ME, US 04330
Full Serve commercial and residential interior design consulting. Solving design problem clients often don't even realize they have to create space that enhance quality of every... Read More 
Biddeford, ME, US 04005
Located in Biddeford, Maine, Salmon Falls Architecture was founded 33 years ago by Roger Rossignol and Paul Gosselin. Focusing on waterfront homes throughout New England; and... Read More 
Portland, ME, US 04101
Our mission is to bring beautiful, sustainable, attainable buildings to the world. We are an award-winning design studio and a leader in sustainable design in the Northeast. ... Read More 
Randall Design 1-207-651-6844
North Berwick, ME, US 03906
Randall Design offers affordable architectural design for your residential design needs. We specialize in new homes or additions and renovations to your existing homes. Read More 
Whitefield, ME, US 04353
We work with home owners and building contractors. We handle a wide range of new construction, remodeling and renovation design projects, ranging from as small as a single room to... Read More 
GO LOGIC (207) 338-1566
Belfast, ME, US 04915
Architecture + Construction Read More 
Gulfshore Design (207) 415-9974
Scarborough, ME, US 04074
Residential design firm with a focus on coastal houses. 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 Portland Maine 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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