Arlington, VA Architects and Building Designers

Is the scope of your home design project beyond simply replacing countertops or flooring? It’s the responsibility of an Arlington 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 Arlington, VA interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
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FitzHarris Designs, LLC is an award winning full-service architecture firm located in Arlington that offers... Read More
DC Metro's Best for Modern Architecture & Design, Best of Houzz Winner
McInturff Architects, a seven-person firm in Bethesda, Maryland, has an orientation toward small highly-crafted...
Founded in 1988, DW Ricks Architects + Associates specializes in custom single-family residential design. Over... Read More
Fairfax County's Premier Architect
Twenty three years of practice experienced in the fields of residential, commercial, institutional, light...
Moser Architects, PLLC is a full service residential architecture firm offering custom home design and... Read More
Arlington County's Top Rated Architecture Firm - 2x Best of Houzz!
Great Seal, LLC is an award-winning architectural design firm founded by regionally recognized and nationally...
Koncept Design + Build was formed by a family rooted in architecture, engineering and construction. Our passion... Read More
  • Click to Call(703) 962-1316
  • 5 miles from Arlington, 9 projects in Arlington
City of Falls Church's Premier Design Build Firm | Best of Houzz 2018
With a strong connection to every project, we are able to provide our clients with unique, custom and rewarding...
Since 1994, Washington, DC and Miami Beach based FORMA Design, Inc., has produced memorable, creative and... Read More
  • Click to Call(202) 265-2625
  • 5 miles from Arlington, 8 projects in Arlington
Northern Virginia Custom Residential Architecture Best of Houzz
DLA focuses exclusively on designs for single family homes and additions. We are extremely adept in all...
Red House Architects is a full-service architecture firm, based in Arlington, Virginia. We specialize in... Read More
Arlington Architect | Best of Houzz 2015 Award Winner
We specialize in residential design, from additions and renovations, to complete new homes, and even landscapes. ...
Full-Service Architecture Firm Specializing in Residential Spaces
At Nawrocki Architects, we design to our client's budget and schedule. We tailor our services to each client's...
Paola was born and raised in Italy. She came to the USA to study architecture at the University Of Michigan,... Read More
  • Click to Call(310) 266-1985
  • 1 mile from Arlington, 9 projects in Arlington
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Metro DC’s Architect Designing For Your Lifestyle For 25+ Years
Design is a very intuitive and metaphorical process, we work in close collaboration to understand how the space...
D.C. Area Award Winning Full Service Architect Firm | Best of Houzz!
Wiedemann Architects, LLC is a full-service architectural firm with experience in all scales of design projects,...
WHA Architecture and Planning, PC, Arlington, VA Architect is a Nationally award winning, design firm... Read More
Fairfax County Architect and Designer Best of Houzz 2014-2017
Claude C. Lapp, Architects is a distinguished and award-winning architectural firm specializing in the practice...
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BZ Architects is a full-service architecture, interior design, and construction management firm offering custom...
McNeill Baker Design Associates is a full-service architectural firm grounded in traditional Architecture and... Read More
  • Click to Call(703) 992-9707
  • 5 miles from Arlington, 10 projects in Arlington
D.C. Metro Licensed Architect Specializing in Custom Homes + Remodels
With 15 years of experience, our firm promises to provide unique designs that are visually dynamic and...
Alexandria's Architectural Design-Build Firm | 6x Best of Houzz Winner
For over 30 years, our sparkling reputation has been built on reinventing homes through the creative use of light...
Residential and small commercial architecture with a focus on sustainable design and aging in place. Read More
Arlington & DC Architecture Firm 3x Best of Houzz Winner!
Improving the homes, neighborhoods, and ecosystems we live in through values-based decisions that build projects...
Jon Hensley Architects concentrates on new residential construction, additions and renovation projects. We bring... Read More
DC Metro Area Architect Specializing in Modern Residential Design
We approach architecture in a creative spirit taking full advantage of the range of possibilities that the site,...
Architect Bruce Wentworth, AIA established Wentworth, Inc. in 2004. His design/build residential remodeling... Read More
  • Click to Call(240) 696-0434
  • 7 miles from Arlington, 4 projects in Arlington
Fairfax County Architects Helping You Bring Your Vision to Life
At W.C. Ralston Architects, our inspiration begins with understanding your needs and desires. It is fulfilled by...
I enjoy working with families in the Northern Virginia/DC Metro area that want to personalize and make the most... Read More
Selected “BEST ARCHTECT” Arlington Magazine and Northern VA Magazine
Specializing in residential architecture, DW Ricks Architects + Associates has designed over 200 custom homes....
Randall Mars Architects was started in June of 1989, pursuing excellence in the design of Residences, Commercial... Read More
  • Click to Call(703) 454-8404
  • 5 miles from Arlington, 5 projects in Arlington
Arlington's Award-Winning Sustainable Architecture Firm BOH 2017
We do residential design for new homes, additions and renovations with a "strong green lean." We focus on...
WIEDEMANN ARCHITECTS is a full-service architectural firm with over 30 years of award -winning design experience... Read More
  • Click to Call(301) 652-4022
  • 6 miles from Arlington, 2 projects in Arlington
Northern Virginia's 2016 AIA Award Winning Architect and Designer
We specialize in new construction, remodels & additions. We provide clever reuse of existing space & materials &...
Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Arlington, VA
FitzHarris Designs, Architects + Designers
Architects and Building Designers in Arlington, VA
"Everyone at FitzHarris Design is great to work with and Heidi especially brings her own very special perspective to the process. Her attention to the details and making sure her plans are complete is what sets her above her competition. We highly recommend this firm and look forward to working with them on many future projects."
- SAI Contracting
DW Ricks Architects + Associates, PC
Architects and Building Designers in Arlington, VA
"David and his associate, Steven, were fantastic to work with. Their design process and attention to detail are significant strengths. They helped us design exactly the spaces we wanted and, going on three years later, we are still thrilled. When it came to estimating costs, they were spot on throughout the process. Our project met all deadlines. David and Steven worked closely with our contractor and made sure that construction was going exactly as planned. They helped make selections on bathroom fixtures, tile, cabinets, etc. and accompanied us when we did this. Their advice on lighting was incredibly helpful. They are truly full-service!"
- laradoyle
Moser Architects PLLC
Architects and Building Designers in Arlington, VA
"I recommended Moser Architects, PLLC to everyone looking to build or renovate in the DMV area. Sarah took our quaint Cape Cod home in North Arlington and made it into a beautiful home for a growing family. We told Sarah how we wanted to keep the charm and curb appeal that fit the neighborhood, and she surpassed our expectations. Our home could not be more functional thanks to Sarah's expertise, and we are always receiving compliments. Our open floor plan with large amounts of natural light could not be more perfect. If we ever take the plunge to purchase another home in NOVA in need of renovations, Sarah will receive the first phone call."
- elleopatout
Koncept Design + Build
Architects and Building Designers in Arlington, VA
"Architect Ken Marzullo created a design for the total renovation of our house from the foundation up. He personally oversaw most of the construction to ensure an exceptional level of quality work. The renovation was completed in a timely manner while even meeting our requests for change orders. Ken listened well and was very creative in interpreting what we wanted. Additionally, while we felt that our input was very welcomed, we really appreciated Ken’s recommendations and explanations regarding several aspects of the design from practical and functional perspectives that we had not considered, rather than simply doing what we asked. As construction progressed, Ken seemed to view our project with the same level of thoughtfulness and care that he would in his own home in terms of identifying enhancements and making adjustments as the project progressed. In essence, Ken not only did what he said he was going to do, but even more. With respect to the sub-contractors, there was exceptional coordination of the work of numerous tradesmen resulting in very minimal down time. Quality control during the course of construction was excellent; for example, 90% of the items that we noted for attention were addressed before we even mentioned them. The finished project exceeded our expectations; we would highly recommend Ken Marzullo as an architect for anyone considering a renovation or a design for a new home"
- jyoungerjd
FORMA Design
Architects and Building Designers in Arlington, VA
"I worked with Forma to completely furnish and decorate my condo. The results were amazing. I strongly recommend them. David I"
- disraelite
Red House Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Arlington, VA
"As we started thinking about a home renovation, the number one criteria we had was that our "new home" be different and not just "another generic addition." We interviewed several architects to identify someone who could create a design which was innovative and exciting, without being eccentric. Bob clearly stood out from everyone else we interviewed and provided a design that we were very excited about. Bob was great to work with and we would happily recommend him to anyone else looking to create their "dream house.""
- Andrew Hershey
Paola One Design - P.O.D.
Architects and Building Designers in Arlington, VA
"Very innovative and original design ideas Great personality and a pleasure to work with Always available to discuss project details and execution Professional and dedicated in every phase of the job"
- Arte Modus LLC
WHA Architecture and Planning, PC
Architects and Building Designers in Arlington, VA
"WHA designed our house and did a terrific job. We live in a wooded area and wanted a mix of traditional and contemporary elements, and they provided everything that we were looking for. They came up with a great design that provided everything that we were looking for and really took advantage of the site and surrounding area. We feel great every time we come home at the end of the day and walk in the front door, and everyone who comes to the house, from guests to service people are always amazed. We would definitely hire them again and recommend them absolutely."
- rsmith1
McNeill Baker Design Associates
Architects and Building Designers in Arlington, VA
"I have worked with Dwight McNeill on multiple projects from additions to renovations. He makes thoughtful design recommendations, has a keen eye for detail and possesses a kind spirit. He meets your needs as a homeowner while ensuring the highest quality. His work is purposeful and architecturally sympathetic. Every project we survive, we swear we'll never do it again. And then we do... with Dwight by our side."
- xiobhan
VanderPoel Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in Arlington, VA
"Love my house. It is a joy working with Peter VanderPoel. We started talking about this house in 2011. It was going to have five main objectives: handicapped accessible, energy efficient, pet-friendly, easy to clean, and good looking. It has achieved all of these goals."
- Mary McCutcheon
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How do I find the best Arlington 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 Virginia 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 Arlington 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 Arlington, VA 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 Arlington, VA 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 Arlington 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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