351 Richmond Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your Richmond 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 
Visible Proof (804) 353-6300
Richmond, VA, 23221
Visible Proof crafts lasting experiences using your idea, your persona, and your brand. We create environments with intention. We speak design; we understand brands. We do more... Read More
Keith Hunter & Associates, Architects, is an Architectural firm that specializes in the design of unique commercial buildings and spaces, custom homes, additions and remodels.
Richmond, VA, 23220
Custom residential architectural, interior design and estate planning services. In business since 1993 we have been specializing in new homes, renovations and additions Read More
Custom residential architectural, interior design and estate planning services. In business since 1993, we have been socializing in new homes, renovations and additions.
Richmond, VA, 23220
Terre is a sustainable design firm, specializing in architectural and interior design for residential new construction, renovations, and additions. Read More
Metzger Design (434) 327-6121
Metzger Design is a full service design + build firm specializing in new home construction and renovations. We offer contemporary and transitional design aesthetics.
3north (804) 232-8900
Richmond, VA, 23224
3north We are architects, landscape architects, and interior designers. We provide an unusually broad spectrum of design services within the disciplines of architecture,... Read More
Ashland, VA, 23005
Residential Architectural Practice specializing in Additions, Renovations, Interiors, and New Homes. We can provide Design and Construction Documents for bid or we can Build your... Read More
Visible Proof (804) 353-6300
Visible Proof crafts lasting experiences using your idea, your persona, and your brand. We create environments with intention. We speak design; we understand brands.
Richmond, VA, 23219
Beyond Ordinary Boundaries Architecture (BOB Architecture) approaches the design process as a journey. Our architectural goal is to provide personal attention and a professional... Read More
Mechanicsville, VA
Full Service Interior Design Firm, Consultations, Construction Planning, Renovations, Residential and Commercial, Home, Office, Restaurant, Retail Read More
510_Architects (804) 353-1576
Richmond, VA, 23222
510_ began with the notion that the strongest architect is one who can build and the strongest builder is one who can design. Our architectural philosophy is rooted in an... Read More
Reedville, VA, 22539
Residential new home, addition and remodel design and drafting services. Read More
Richmond, VA, 23236
For almost 30 years McAllister + Foltz Architecture, P.C. has been making a tangible statement of quality and professionalism through uniquely distinctive architectural services... Read More
Rockville, VA, 23146
Island Architects (804) 301-6120
Richmond, VA, 23223
Island Architects designs and builds beautiful custom homes on the waterfront and beyond, with a special emphasis on Kiawah Island, SC. We have over 30 years of experience... Read More
Fraser Design (804) 317-0126
richmond, VA, 23220
Fraser Design works with companies and organizations to articulate vision, develop identity, populate a brand and build their environment. We are designers committed to... Read More
Richmond, VA, 23223
Glavé & Holmes Architecture and Interior Design have served residential and commercial clients for nearly fifty years. Our work is celebrated for its timeless elegance,... Read More
Watershed Architects (804) 254-8001
Richmond, VA, 23220
Award-winning green architects on a mission to foster healthy sustainable communities through innovative design based on ecological principles and social consciousness. 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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