197 South West Architects & Building Designers

Is the scope of your South West 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 
Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8AW, United Kingdom
Proctor Watts Cole Rutter is a long established, award winning Chartered architects practice based in Shaftesbury, Dorset but providing a service across the South of England. ... Read More
OnePlan +44 1258 839061
Dewlish, Dorset, DT2 7LR, United Kingdom
Designing since 1985, we offer a ‘specific to you’ concept design service that’s more technical than an interior designer mood board, but not as technical as an Architect’s set of... Read More
DHV Architects +44 117 914 8317
Bristol, Bristol, BS7 8EE, United Kingdom
Design-oriented architectural practice specializing in contemporary and sustainable design, often in historic settings. Read More
Bude, Cornwall, EX23 8LT, United Kingdom
UK Architects based in Bude, Cornwall designing and developing homes in Cornwall, Devon and South West England. We provide a full range of architectural services in Cornwall... Read More
Southpoint +44 117 962 5555
Bristol, Bristol, BS9 3UF, United Kingdom
Southpoint is a small architectural practice in Bristol, UK offering experience in a wide range of buildings and construction methods; a track record in combining imaginative... Read More
Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 8NX, United Kingdom
We are a dynamic architecture practice based in the heart of the Cotswolds, with a fresh and original approach to design and a passion for making. We work as an office to produce... Read More
Exmouth, Devon, EX8 3HJ, United Kingdom
RIBA Chartered Architects based near Exeter in Devon specialising in bespoke, low energy and sustainable residential design and construction. Jonathan is a sole practitioner... Read More
Yiangou Architects +44 1285 888150
Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL52 6BA, United Kingdom
Embracing both traditional and contemporary design, our projects include new houses in the country, conservation, remodeling, interiors and commercial buildings. All share a... Read More
Scarratt & Martyn +44 1822 610710
Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8QA, United Kingdom
There's no substitute for experience and a proven track-record. From the smallest domestic extension to multi-million pound public buildings, you will find a range of examples... Read More
Goodchild Interiors +44 117 927 9475
Bristol, Bristol, BS8 4LU, United Kingdom
Goodchild Interiors is an award-winning architectural interior design and decoration consultancy, run by husband and wife team Paul Goodchild and Gill Richardson. We create... Read More
Camellia Interiors Ltd +44 1637 854304
Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 2SX, United Kingdom
We are the leading experts in the UK for designing and project managing all types of building work on Cornish and other Coastal properties. With an expert team and trusted... Read More
Bristol, BS6 5EH, United Kingdom
Emmett Russell Architects are a Bristol based architectural practice engaged in a broad portfolio of work including projects in housing, urban design, education, community... Read More
Xspace +44 1202 665387
Poole, Dorset, BH15 4EG, United Kingdom
Architectural Service based in Poole, Dorset with over 30 years experience in designing and technically preparing drawings for extensions, lofts and new builds, both in... Read More
Churchdown, Gloucestershire, GL3 2AF, United Kingdom
The mullti disciplined construction consultancy, providing Architectural, CDM H&S, Construction Legal, QS and Project Management Services. Read More
CAD Architects Ltd +44 1872 630040
Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2PN, United Kingdom
CAD Architects are a friendly team of talented people who have a huge wealth of expertise in the design and delivery of building projects throughout Cornwall and further afield. ... 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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