Asheville, NC Architects and Building Designers

Is the scope of your home design project beyond simply replacing countertops or flooring? It’s the responsibility of an Asheville 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 Asheville, NC interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
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Samsel Architects has produced award-winning design in Asheville and the Western North Carolina region since 1985... Read More
Charlotte Full Service Architectural Firm - Best of Houzz 2014 - 2016
Established in 1982, Camens Architectural Group specializes in luxury custom home design & construction...
Griffin Architects, P.A. has grown from a private practice founded in 1979 to a full service architectural firm.... Read More
Asheville's Preferred Full-Service Architectural Firm
The true artistry in architecture and interiors is having the ability to listen to our clients. The next piece is...
Brickstack Architects is a full service, progressive architectural practice, specializing in modern, highly... Read More
Buncombe County's Quality and Client Oriented Architectural Firm
The focus of our firm is working with custom clients on custom residential, renovation & additions, small...
ACM Design is a boutique, collaborative design firm based in Asheville, NC that specializes in custom residential... Read More
Buncombe County Reputable Architect & Interior Design Studio
Since its creation nearly two decades ago in Greenville, SC, Design Elite has been offering custom residential...
Our approach is based firmly on our intrinsic nature to listen and observe. From this foundation we pursue... Read More
Asheville's Leading Design-Build, Architect Firm
We are DESIGN BUILD ARCHITECTS who, with our in-house construction firm, take projects from beginning to end. We...
Retro+Fit Design LLC is a full service residential design firm. We specialize in new custom home design in... Read More
The Carolina's Leading Architectural Firm
Our commitment to excellence and desire to exceed our client’s expectations has created a high amount of respect...
I believe that good design is a culmination of several factors. These include the fundamental needs of my... Read More
Buncombe County's Dedicated Custom Building Designer
Custom Plan Services in Asheville NC is a total house design and drafting service company. Custom Plan Services...
Scott W Bartholomew Architecture is a small firm based in Asheville, NC, which specializes in Residential and... Read More
North Carolina's Award Winning Rustic Home Designers I Best of Houzz
Enjoy the experience of a custom designed rustic or timber frame home by America's favorite rustic home designer....
Buncombe County Architect | Best of Houzz 2013-2017
We have over 30 years of experience totaling more than $500 million in the development of single and multi-family...
Rusafova-Markulis Architects design aesthetic is modern, site sensitive and environmentally conscious. Our... Read More
Buncombe County's Established Architect and Building Design Firm
Legerton Architecture specializes in the design of individual residences (new homes, renovations and additions)....
My focus is on designing custom homes and enlightened remodels that make sense for your home and make it your own... Read More
Buncombe County Nationally Recognized Architect
Every building should enhance the well being of its occupants, achieve economy through conservation, and honor...
We are a full service woodworking company, building custom lift side doors, tilt turn passive standard windows... Read More
Buncombe County's Leading Architect & Building Designer
We are committed to providing a professional home design service and listening to the needs of the individual...
A native to the mountains of Asheville, Mark Allison's studies have taken him to UNC-Charlotte, Pratt Institute... Read More
Buncombe's Award Winning Architect & Design Firm- Best of Houzz 2016!
The architects of Hays + Ewing Design Studio are focused on the merging of contemporary design with a core belief...
A small, single-architect practice offering a full spectrum of design services for both commercial and... Read More
Asheville Professional Architect & Designer Best of Houzz Winner 2018
Our approach is based firmly on our intrinsic nature to listen & observe. From this foundation we pursue...
cJem Designs provides Western North Carolina homeowners, builders, and developers with space-efficient designs... Read More
Asheville Area Architect & Designer - Best of Houzz Award Winner
We specialize in custom residential architecture, hospitality, retail & education facilities. Artistic vision,...
Andrew A. Willett, Architect, PA is located in the beautiful Asheville, North Carolina. We specialize in custom... Read More
Asheville Architect & Fine Home Designer Best of Houzz 2016
Fine custom residential design and enlightened remodels of single family homes. Designing to combine a client's...
Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Asheville, NC
Samsel Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Asheville, NC
"Outstanding architecture firm in every way!!! Love their look - really love the sustainability!!! First came across their work - the Eco Dorm on the Warren Wilson College Campus in Swanannoa, North Carolina. The Eco Dorm is an amazing place - not only earth friendly, solar powered, and sustainable, but it is designed with promoting student life in mind. It is a work of art! I plan to hire them for my next residence which I hope will be soon!!!"
- April Love_Fordham
Griffin Architects, P.A.
Architects and Building Designers in Asheville, NC
"My husband and I were very fortunate to have Robert Griffin, President of Griffin Architects, PA and Fireside Antiques, Asheville, NC provide us with a home makeover. Mr. Griffin is a well known and respected Asheville architect and designer, very knowledgeable and capable. He is experienced with both multi-million dollar homes and modest homes such as ours. One of the many things that impressed us was Mr. griffin's gracious attitude. Our home was shown the same attention and care as would be given a much larger project. He was consistently respectful and considerate, taking into account our personalities, lifestyle and the pets who share (and sometimes rule!) our home. Our house is eleven years old, and I could never get the interior "right". I knew we needed a lot of help. I had no idea how to bring my vision to life, or even what my vision was. We only had one piece of furniture, bought eleven years ago, that I still liked. I showed Mr. Griffin that piece and said that I wanted the rest of the house to have that modern look and feel. I knew there was a vibe I wanted our home to have but couldn't put in words and certainly had not a clue how to achieve. He nailed it! Working with us every step of the way, he brought my very cloudy vision to life, and on budget, in a timely fashion. Griffin Architects designed a personalized cabinet for TV and my husband's pottery. (He is a potter.) Mr. Griffin was able to see specifically what we needed for TV and pottery, along with a very striking area rug, furniture and art, all designed for our home. And designed with us; we always felt part of the project, our needs always top priority. Fireside Antiques designed beautiful draperies and other soft goods. Almost as important, this creative designer managed to make the project fun! We can honestly say it really was a fun project with a great outcome. We could not be more pleased. Pics are included. One is the before. Think you can tell which one it is! Ann Dice Hendersonville, NC"
- Ann Donaldson Dice
Brickstack Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Asheville, NC
"Brickstack served as the architect for a cantilevered screen porch addition to our post and beam mountain house. The job required matching the existing post and beam structural components and design elements while providing a new porch that projected into the forest with only two inset foundation columns. Scott Huebner handled the design and the construction supervision. He was particularly skilled in meshing the new porch into the existing porch so that the new work appears to have been constructed at the same time as the existing structure. Scott also perceptively advised us to reverse our planned use of the two porches, placing the living area in the new porch addition and the outdoor dining area in the original porch."
- cehemail
ACM Design
Architects and Building Designers in Asheville, NC
"The company I work for recently hired ACM Design to redesign a small office space into a room for client meetings. Our goal was to mimic the atmosphere of a residential space from within the walls of an office building. From the very beginning of the design process, Amy was very responsive and helped greatly in navigating our needs into what was realistic for the space. With less than 200 square feet of space to work with, we had quite the challenge, but ACM Design's creative use of space and furnishings helped our project to become a beautiful setting where clients feel at home, rather than feeling like they are in a bland and sterile office. In the end, our project finished on time and on budget and we owe many thanks to the team at ACM Design for their guidance, support and expertise. We highly recommend Amy and the ACM Design team for any residential or commercial project."
- Shiela Jarvis
Carlton Edwards
Architects and Building Designers in Asheville, NC
"Carlton Architecture has a great team and are a pleasure to work with. They are easy to communicate with and easy to work with. They are knowledgeable about architecture, design and construction whether it's new construction or a remodel."
- Maria Aponte
Retro+Fit Design L.L.C.
Architects and Building Designers in Asheville, NC
"Our company worked with Retro+Fit Design on an Arts & Craft custom home in 2010. It was a great experience working with this company. They design not only a beautiful home, but an incredibly functional one as well. Jason Weil was able to design an almost 4,000 square foot home on a very challenging small lot. I would highly recommend him, and look forward to working with him in the future. Richard King Brookstone Builders Inc."
- Brookstone Builders
SDM Design, Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in Asheville, NC
"The project was a bathroom remodel disaster that SDM Designs took over and made into a place of beauty, as well as safety and security. In short, Mr. DerMargosian was a lifesaver. He took over the languishing and ill-conceived project, redesigned it in a way that not only made practical sense but was beautiful; hired wonderful, skilled professionals who got the job done within the time specified and within budget, and held my hand through the whole project. He was there to ensure quality every step of the way. He attended to the infrastructure damage and problems with as much concern as the aesthetic issues. This was a relatively small project in the scheme of things, but he gave it his exquisite attention and was always professional, always kind and helpful, always available for contact. He's a magician with designing spaces of exceptional flow and originality, with an uncanny ability to elevate his clients' ideas to spaces of surpassing beauty. I would recommend him to everyone - a dream to work with, sensitive, caring, professional, intensely creative, with years of experience both designing and compiling a team of professional workmen to execute his designs. I've seen a lot of his work and am always bowled over by his aesthetic vision, his creativity, his knowledge of materials and possibilities, and mostly, the extraordinary beauty of his creations."
- joanmaxcy
Scott W Bartholomew Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in Asheville, NC
"Scott designed our house and did an outstanding job! He listened to us and understood what we wanted and was able to fulfill everything. He helped us avoid mistakes by taking the time to explain what would work and what would not. We would highly recommend Scott."
- jshefter
Rusafova Markulis Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Asheville, NC
"Maria Rusafova's skills Include her professionalism, her thoroughness, being on top of the planning and construction process. But what I liked the most about my experience with her is that she gets you and respects your vision of a house of your dreams or whatever project you request from her"
- Mariana Niemtzoff
Mark Sinsky Architect, PA
Architects and Building Designers in Asheville, NC
"Last year, we hired Mark Sinsky to design our dream home in Asheville, NC, while we are living in Houston, TX. Mark was very thoughtful about our desires and wishes for our home, while also being respectful of the property we had chosen and how to make the best use of all our spectacular views. We got so much more than architectural drawings and specifications. We appreciate all of the creativity, thought, and heart that he put into the design of our home. It's EXACTLY why we wanted him on our team, especially since we were hundreds of miles away from the construction which began last year. Mark made many visits to our home and kept us completely up to date on any issues that needed adjustments and worked closely with our builder. Mark has created a real masterpiece , that we will enjoy throughout our retirement. (I resubmitting this because the project price was incorrect). Houzz only gives the option to show the project is over 100k, but you can see from the pictures, the upscale beautiful homes that Mark specifically creates for each individual home, while staying within any budget restraints requested by his clients. As the homeowners, we appreciated his detailed drawings that allowed us to determine where best to use our funds. It was a very pleasant experience working with Mark, and would definitely highly recommend AND use him again in the future!"
- melaniehurlie
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How do I find the best Asheville 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 North Carolina 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 Asheville 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 Asheville, NC 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 Asheville, NC 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 Asheville 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 Asheville, NC on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Asheville architects. You may also look through photos of North Carolina 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 Biltmore Forest, Royal Pines, Fletcher, Mills River and Woodfin.

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