Allentown, PA Architects and Building Designers

Is the scope of your home design project beyond simply replacing countertops or flooring? It’s the responsibility of an Allentown 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 Allentown, PA interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
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R+D Architecture is an award-winning firm specializing in private homes, residential, new construction, adaptive... Read More
  • Click to Call(610) 253-5220
  • 15 miles from Allentown, 4 projects in Allentown
Lehigh County's Award-Winning Architect With Over 30 Years Experience
Steven Glickman Architect is a full service architectural firm servicing Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He focuses...
MISSION: Creating designs for spaces that are beautiful, functional and environmentally responsible that bring... Read More
  • Click to Call(610) 297-0140
  • 6 miles from Allentown, 1 project in Allentown
Lehigh Valley's Award-Winning Green Design Firm Best of Houzz 2017
We at R+D ARCHITECTURE love to design buildings, homes, and work spaces. We love working closely with our clients...
Period Architecture Ltd. is a custom architectural design and property planning firm specializing in residential... Read More
Lehigh Award Winning Design Build & Architect Firm Best of Houzz 2016
Chuck Harrison Residential Design is an Award winning, complete turn-key residential design/build company. We...
Can't visualize what you want? I will design it and show you through interactive virtual reality 360. Then I'll... Read More
  • Click to Call(215) 896-3960
  • 19 miles from Allentown, 1 project in Allentown
Lehigh County's Design Driven Architects
Our mission is to create designs for spaces that are beautiful, functional and environmentally responsible that...
Archer & Buchanan Architecture is an award winning custom design firm dedicated to the thoughtful design of... Read More
Since 1975, Larry Berman has been practicing commercial and residential architecture and interior design. With... Read More
a423 architecture & design inc was established in 2007 as an architecture firm focused on quality of design with... Read More
  • Click to Call(610) 838-5100
  • 9 miles from Allentown, 1 project in Allentown
At Gardner/Fox, our motto is “Perfect Projects, Made Easy”. Our goals are simple: to create your perfectly unique... Read More
Rasmussen/Su is an award-winning architecture firm specializing in custom residential design. Working together... Read More
Wolstenholme Associates is a dynamic, growing architectural and engineering company located in the historic... Read More
Wyant Architecture is a Philadelphia based practice led by partners Jeffrey Wyant and Maria Keares Wyant. The... Read More
New Jersey's HIGHEST RATED Architecture Firm on HOUZZ! New Jersey's only architecture firm with 12 Best of HOUZZ... Read More
Want to LOVE where you Live and/or Work?! Founded in 1993, The OMNIA Group Architects, headed by partners Gene... Read More
k YODER design is a full service architecture and interior design firm, specializing in a classic Modern... Read More
DaCruz Segal Architecture provides complete professional services from feasibility studies and schematic design... Read More
Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Allentown, PA
Architects and Building Designers in Allentown, PA
"R+D designed a custom steel & glass pivot-door for our mixed use property in Easton, and my husbands law office entry. Sleek modern design meets functionality and adds just the right *BAM* to a very traditional 1890s building. Excellent ideas, smart creative architects - totally exceeded our expectations. You can't go wrong with R+D!!"
- Ellen Shaughnessy
SCF Architecture, LLC
Architects and Building Designers in Allentown, PA
"We worked with Samantha to design and reconfigure our master suite. From start to finish, Sam was super pleasant to work with, and went above and beyond to insure that we were happy with our project. Sam was a great listener and communicator and incorporated all of our wishes into her design, while introducing us to new innovative ideas. She helped with the selection of all materials, worked seamlessly with our contractor and designer, and gave great attention to detail. Our end result is an amazing master bedroom and bath suite which we are enjoying immensely. I highly recommend Sam and would use her again in the future without hesitation."
- Tama Tamarkin
Period Architecture Ltd.
Architects and Building Designers in Allentown, PA
"Joe Mackin and his firm designed us the most beautiful new house. He designed an 1800's style, stone farm house look that is amazing. The attention to detail is incredible. People have been to the house and can't decide if it's just an old house that was added on to, or a new house. We have worked with a handful of architects over the years, and Joe, by far, has been the BEST. We also did not use a builder, my husband an were the general contractors of the house, which is approximately 7,000 sq. feet."
- lbi6
Conceptual CAD, LLC
Architects and Building Designers in Allentown, PA
"Design concept plans for my new construction clients desiring to build a custom home including 3-D walk through views and working drawings for a builder to bid."
- geoffhorrocks54
Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd.
Architects and Building Designers in Allentown, PA
"Archer and Buchanan drew up the architectural plans to renovate and build an extension to a Pennsylvania farmhouse. They collaborated throughout the project with the builders. They offered expertise in maintaining historic features whilst modernizing the property. The outcome was just what we wanted. It was a great experience."
- coops7185
L.A. Berman Architect/Interior Design
Architects and Building Designers in Allentown, PA
"It's always a pleasure to work with Larry. He furnished our whole house. Larry made it very easy for us to work with both him and the builder. He was very prompt and worked in a timely manner. I would recommend him again."
- webuser119430
a423 architecture & design, Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in Allentown, PA
"My husband and I have been working with a423 for over a year planning and building our perfect house. The experience has been incredible. Every aspect has been enjoyable. There has not been a single detail overlooked. Her original ideas and creativity have made our dream house into a reality. If you love modern detail and clean lines a423 is the company for you."
- marciejack
Gardner/Fox Associates, Inc
Architects and Building Designers in Allentown, PA
"We at Sterling Kitchen & Bath love being a preferred vendor with Gardner/Fox! We work well together to create beautiful dream kitchens (and baths!) for our clients. They pay attention to the client's wants and needs, and even the smallest detail is important! The end result is always beautiful when working with Gardner/Fox Associates, Inc!"
- Sterling Kitchen & Bath
Rasmussen / Su Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Allentown, PA
"We had a wonderful experience working with Rasmussen/Su on a kitchen renovation. Our home was built in 1879, and it had a cramped and dark kitchen. Kevin & Vivian really listened to what mattered to us (having a space that works for an active family and opens the kitchen up to the rest of the first floor) and they were able to incorporate those things into the design. They have experience with historic homes and local regulations and took care of the arduous permit process. They were there during construction when we ran into the unexpected things you discover in an old house. They also helped with the design details and decisions you have to make during a project. We now have an amazing space where everyone gathers to cook, do homework, and just be together."
- phillyhouse
Wolstenholme Associates, LLC
Architects and Building Designers in Allentown, PA
"We have been fortunate enough to work with Wolstenholme Associates on many occasions and have referred them directly to our clients needing building design and architectural work as well. Each time, we hear the same results, and they are always outstanding, which is why Rutgers Landscape Design continues to refer Wolstenholme to our clients. We also look forward to working with them on any Wolstenholme Architectural Plans, as they are always exciting and interesting design projects."
- Rutgers Landscape Design
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How do I find the best Allentown 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 Pennsylvania 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 Allentown 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 Allentown, PA 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 Allentown, PA 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 Allentown 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?

Find a home architect in Allentown, PA on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Allentown architects. You may also look through photos of Pennsylvania projects to find interior architects and building designers who have worked on a project similar to yours. You can find more architects & building designers in Bethlehem, West Easton, Glendon, Fountain Hill and Hokendauqua.

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