Boston Architects and Building Designers

Is the scope of your 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 Boston interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
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  • Ipswich, MA, 01938, 53 projects in Boston Metro
Boston Suburban Premier Architect & Designer
aMortonDesign is committed to innovative contextual solutions with a focus on sustainable design and beyond....
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  • 13 projects in the Boston Metro area
Naturally Modern Homes. Best of Houzz 2018 for both Design and Service, for five years running. We are a... Read More
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  • Boston, MA, 02114, 21 projects in Boston Metro
Norfolk County Architect Specializing in Restoration & New Homes
My objective is to blend contemporary and eclectic design sensibilities in order to express the unique quality of...
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  • 27 projects in the Boston Metro area
Hammer Architects, with offices on Cape Cod and in Cambridge, Massachusetts focuses primarily on residential... Read More
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  • Cambridge, MA, 02139, 26 projects in Boston Metro
Architecture without Arrogance I Best of Houzz
At dEmios, we believe that the built environment has a huge impact on our lives and we want to help make that...
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  • 10 projects in the Boston Metro area
LDa Architecture & Interiors is committed to finding a meaningful balance between traditional New England... Read More
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  • Cambridge, MA, 02142, 68 projects in Boston Metro
Collaborative Boston Design Firm 6 x Best of Houzz Winner
At Oak Hill, we take a consistently thoughtful and collaborative approach to creating designs that reflect the...
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  • 4 projects in the Boston Metro area
Sam Kachmar Architects is a locally owned Cambridge Architecture Firm dedicated to helping clients create spaces... Read More
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  • Cambridge, MA, 02138, 18 projects in Boston Metro
Middlesex County's Creative Architectural Solutions. Best of Houzz '16
Whether your objective is a new home, an addition to your existing home, or "edit" of existing plans or spaces,...
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  • 7 projects in the Boston Metro area
Innovative design embracing energy, environment, and lifestyle. ZeroEnergy Design creates innovative &... Read More
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  • Boston, MA, 02109, 17 projects in Boston Metro
Award Winning Cambridge Area Architects Best of Houzz 2017
We have been collaborating with outstanding contractors to create beautiful and livable homes since 1994. With...
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  • 9 projects in the Boston Metro area
Serving Essex County and locations throughout New England
Past projects include custom home design, historic rehabs, additions, interior design and space planning. We use...
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  • 5 projects in the Boston Metro area
Founded in 1997, RBL Architects is a design firm dedicated to fulfilling the needs of the client, the space, and... Read More
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  • Newton, MA, 02459, 24 projects in Boston Metro
Middlesex County's Highly Qualified Builder & Architect
Kraus Associates is a well-established architect led design-build firm with a portfolio of work that includes...
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  • 6 projects in the Boston Metro area
Boston's Established Architecture Firm
I have been a professional architect for 30 years, the last 20 years as principal in my own practice. I have...
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  • 13 projects in the Boston Metro area
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  • Boston, MA, 02116, 16 projects in Boston Metro
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Residential and commercial architect serving the Boston area.
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  • 6 projects in the Boston Metro area
Middlesex County's Most Experienced Architect + Building Designer
With more than 25 years as principal design architect, McKenna leads her firm creatively translating the client’s...
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  • 4 projects in the Boston Metro area
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  • Boston, MA, 02118, 19 projects in Boston Metro
New England's Premier Architecture Firm for Custom Home Design
Incorporating older vernaculars with modern sensibilities, we create residences rich with thoughtful,...
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  • 38 projects in the Boston Metro area
JACOB LILLEY ARCHITECTS focuses on design solutions that are innovative, elegant and are clear. JLA is an... Read More
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  • Wellesley, MA, 02482, 23 projects in Boston Metro
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JFF Design, Architects has more than 30 years designing solutions through a myriad of creative spaces responding...
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  • 27 projects in the Boston Metro area
At Foley Fiore Architecture, every project we take on, we strive to create an environment that will enrich the... Read More
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  • Cambridge, MA, 02141, 9 projects in Boston Metro
Massachusetts' Innovative Leading Residential Architectural Firm
I create designs that are inspired from my clients dreams and imaginations. I pride myself in capturing that...
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  • 12 projects in the Boston Metro area
Innovative design is the creation of warm, inviting spaces without the need for massive development. Home design... Read More
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  • Waltham, MA, 02452, 27 projects in Boston Metro
Boston's Premier Residential Architectural Firm
By listening to our clients, exploring imaginative design solutions, choosing appropriate materials, and...
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  • 7 projects in the Boston Metro area
Our fresh ideas, experience, and attention to our client's individual needs produce creative solutions to... Read More
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  • Marblehead, MA, 01945, 23 projects in Boston Metro
Greater Boston | MetroWest Award Winning Architects and Builders
Featured nationally by Architectural Digest and House Beautiful, but located just down the street, experience a...
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  • 12 projects in the Boston Metro area
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  • Chelsea, MA, 02150, 18 projects in Boston Metro
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Since 1973, Alan E. Taylor Associates have the most experience when it comes to designing custom spaces for their...
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  • 5 projects in the Boston Metro area
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  • Newton, MA, 02465, 27 projects in Boston Metro
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Keery Design is a residential design and environmental design studio in Newburyport, MA specializing in...
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Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Boston
Cummings Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Boston
"Could not be happier! Mathew and his staff were very helpful during every phase of the project. They took the time to explain to me and my husband what needed to be done and very often gave us helpful ideas. We went into the project with a strong idea of what we wanted. Mat not only helped us bring those ideas to life, he also offered ways to improve upon those ideas in ways that I could never have thought of. Our family could not have been happier with the result and we constantly get compliments from everyone! I would highly recommend Mat to anyone!"
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Flavin Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Boston
"I am a client who has worked with Flavin Architects on a greenfield large luxury contemporary home on a 7.5 acre farm in Lexington, MA. They are spectacular and we thrilled with their work."
- ricfulop
Hammer Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Boston
"Mark Hammer and Don DiRocco (Hammer Architects) listen for what their clients seem to want - and then deliver - responsively, but boldly. I wanted a great big, airy, open style living, kitchen dining area - for a house where we would entertain. What I had was a house with low ceilings, tired finishes and no front door. Mark put pencil to paper and in very short order, opened up the space, raised the ceiling, added beams and pendant lights, and designed an inviting and exciting entryway that sparks a "Whoa!" and a "Wow" from everyone who gets through the front door. Don designed the kitchen and bathrooms, helped us choose and place all fixtures, paid attention to the smallest details, and made no mistakes. Our house got built on time and on budget. We're thrilled."
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LDa Architecture & Interiors
Architects and Building Designers in Boston
"We have been lucky enough to work with Kyle Sheffield and Company. They are an amazing firm that brings years of collective experience and fresh ideas to all of their projects. Back Bay Shutter Co,. Inc."
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Sam Kachmar Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Boston
"Sam is a thoughtful, creative, and driven architect. His passion and professionalism drive his designs and interactions. In my experience, I sometimes encounter individuals who care to see their vision come to life, however, one of Sam's greatest skills is actively listening. This trait allows me to share my preferences and ideas in a forum where they are thoughtfully considered, (improved-upon), and integrated."
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ZeroEnergy Design
Architects and Building Designers in Boston
"ZeroEnergy Design (ZED) designed a new construction primary residence for our family beginning February 2012. We were interested in building a passive solar home within a very strict budget. Throughout the design phase, ZED was considerate of our ideas for the home and ultimately provided us with architectural plans that exceeded our expectations. The design was modern, minimalist, and environmentally friendly on every level. The plans included a mechanical design and a renewable energy plan. They were well thought out and extremely detailed, leaving nothing left to guessing by anyone reading them. This attention to detail has been recognized by everyone on the project, including the land use planner of our city, the building department members, our general contractor, the subcontractors, and the suppliers. We are now in the construction phase and ZED members have been an integral part in construction planning and overseeing the construction itself. They have also been a strong advocate for us. We, along with everyone on the project, have been completely impressed with ZED and in agreement that ZED members are extremely professional, knowledgeable, experienced and able to meet deadlines and budgets, and work well with others. ZED has proven to be a full service green architectural firm for us. The firm created a whole house system and has assisted us in making almost every decision in the process down to the final finishes for the house. ZED has not only been respectful of our budget, but also found a substantial energy rebate for us that will completely pay for our PV system - a system that we did not think would be in our budget at all. It is obvious to us that the members of ZED take great pride in their work. We are so glad we found them. We couldn't give them a higher recommendation."
- klevinlaw
RBL Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Boston
"We have used Rich Levey of RBL Architects for 4 major renovations in our past two homes. His designs are creative, thoughtful and sensitive to our needs. His ability to predict construction budgets is spot on. He saved us money, time and energy by keeping our design within budget and within our wishes. We would only use Rich for our future design projects and would recommend him without reservation!"
- hammond1631
Patrick Ahearn Architect
Architects and Building Designers in Boston
"Before we hired Patrick Ahearn Architects to design the renovations for our historic home in Edgartown (Martha's Vineyard), we did a lot of research about who we should hire. We chose PA Architects because of their previous work on the island and with historic homes. We had no idea that we would get personalized service from Patrick Ahearn himself and that he would be so responsive and available during the entire process. Their designs were thoughtful, functional and beautiful. The firm was very professional in their execution of the work and gave us all of the deliverables on time. Patrick's handling of the historic district approvals, coastal commission approvals and zoning approvals was nothing short of mastery!! Don't consider anyone else!!"
- dbreier
Lim Design Studio, Inc
Architects and Building Designers in Boston
"Diane Lim brought fresh, creative, thoughtful design skills to a tricky remodeling project that involved joining two very different condos in a Back Bay building into one unit. We had worked with her once before on a kitchen remodeling project, which turned out great! She knew our style, which is why we went back to her for this most recent project. Throughout both projects, she was highly professional, knowledgeable, and on-time with her work. With an open and positive outlook, Diane listened to our ideas, and communicated well with our contractor. I have already recommended her to friends, and wholeheartedly recommend her now.."
- cadi136
Jacob Lilley Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Boston
"Jake is a great professional who understood clearly our needs and was able to translate it very tastefully during the revival of our home in Concord, which started originally as a carriage house when it was built at the turn-of-the-century."
- raafaelfc2009
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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 landscaper. 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. Different architecture firms in Boston provide different services, so the scope of the work can span from pre-design environmental impact studies to selecting furniture and finishes, depending on what your specific needs are.

What sort of process can I expect from a residential architect?

As far as the process goes, the architecture firm or individual 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. There should be plenty of meetings between you and your building designer until you have agreed upon a design that you are completely happy with. Always keep in mind that the designer will have building codes to follow, and likely pre-existing design limitations when dealing with a remodel, so while they might not be able to execute your exact ideas they always have your safety and aesthetics in mind. One of the most important duties of a residential architect is to serve as managers and supervise most aspects of construction, as well as facilitate communication between all other contractors, so you can expect them to be present throughout the entire building process to ensure everything is executed as planned.

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. Residential architects in Boston 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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