Baltimore, MD Architects and Building Designers

Is the scope of your home design project beyond simply replacing countertops or flooring? It’s the responsibility of a Baltimore 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 Baltimore, MD interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
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An award-winning Baltimore area firm, Penza Bailey Architects provides architecture design, interior... Read More
Respected Annapolis Based Architect
Halpern Architects is known for its high quality, and affordable waterfront and custom homes and additions in a...
Melville Thomas Architects is a professional architecture and planning firm in Baltimore, Maryland. Craftsmanship... Read More
Functional Architectural Design Solutions in Anne Arundel County
IMPACT Designs, LLC is an architectural design service based in Pasadena, MD. We provide permit ready...
Mark Mobley Architecture is a full service architectural firm committed to providing unique home design... Read More
Baltimore Premier Residential Architect - Best of Houzz 2015-2017
Hiser + Kopits Hiser Architects is a Towson-based residential architecture practice. From tiny bathroom...
Mission: Empower clients, creativity and the human experience with broad collaboration through a process where... Read More
Anne Arundel County's Leading Architect & Design Firm Best of Houzz
Our design philosophy is that a building should blend both style and functionality in order to meet lifestyle...
Place architecture:design is an award-winning, custom residential, boutique architecture firm. Our expertise lies... Read More
Annapolis, MD Premier Interior Designer
Full service, award winning, Interior Designer with over 30 years of experience listening to each Client's...
EastWing Architects is a full-service architecture & interiors firm committed to quality design & outstanding... Read More
Baltimore's 24x Award Winning Architecture and Design Firm
Since 1991 Bob's design & build capabilities are limitless and applicable to a variety of project types. No...
Award-winning Anne Arundel County Architect and Design Specialist
Kirk Allbright and David Bullock provide high-end residential design services with 25 years of experience and...
Anne Arundel County LEED Accredited Architect
Sustainability is the marriage of design process with a technical understanding of site, energy, water and...
Baltimore's Top Architectural Design, Construction & Consulting Firm
Eastwing Design + Build is a dedicated team of artists & creators focused on transforming spaces to serve the...
Allen & DeLalio Architects, Inc. is a full range design firm founded in 2015 as the next evolutionary step of the... Read More
Baltimore Full Service Architectural Firm Best of Houzz 2015
Mark Mobley Architecture is a full service architectural firm committed to providing unique home design...
Baltimore Area Premiere Architecture Firm
Penza Bailey Architects provides award-winning architectural solutions for the built environment that are...
Hiser + Kopits Hiser Architects is a residential architecture practice based in Towson, Maryland. From tiny... Read More
Anne Arundel's Leading Client-Focused Architectural Firm
With 50+ years experience in design build, we pride ourselves on being a one stop shop. You have full access to...
Anne Arundel County Building Consultant 4x Best of Houzz Winner!
KB Lueck is ready to help you with the challenges of maintaining, improving and/or expanding spaces, homes or...
2e Architects has won BEST OF HOUZZ for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 for both DESIGN & SERVICE! 5... Read More
Annapolis Custom High-End Architect Best of Houzz Winner
Award-winning, design-oriented architecture firm based in Annapolis, MD. We have accomplished our mission when...
Jeffrey Lees is a sole proprietor architect with over thirty years experience specializing in the design of... Read More
Collaborative Architecture Firm in Anne Arundel County
Located in the heart of Georgetown’s design district, we bring excellence to every facet of the kitchen design...
GriD Architects is an architectural design firm focused on custom residential projects. Our award-winning team... Read More
Greater Baltimore's Innovative Architects & Building Designers
Our vision is to embrace projects with inclusive collaboration as we push the values and technologies of our time...
The Pursuit of Relentless Design. At JND, we utilize our collective skills in architecture and digital... Read More
Custom High-End Residential Architect Best of Houzz 2015 2016 2017
A shared philosophy of giving back is what motivates the talented team at Purple Cherry Architects. Our work is...
BEST OF HOUZZ 2015, 2016, 2017, & 2018 Purple Cherry Architects is a high-end residential architecture firm... Read More
Chesapeake Area Architect Best of Houzz for Design and Service!
Published in Annapolis Home and Chesapeake Home magazines, we are the "think-out-of-the-box" firm, with fresh...
KB Lueck Building Consultants are ready to help you with the challenges of maintaining, improving and/or... Read More
Baltimore Area's Architect Award Winning Luxury Designs
2e Architects specializes in new custom homes, whole house remodels, country estates and major additions. Our...
Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Baltimore, MD
Penza Bailey Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Baltimore, MD
"The architects at Penza Bailey designed our dream house! They took the time to listen to how we lived and what we were looking for, were sensitive to the land, and stayed within budget. We recommend them most highly!"
- sadashek
Melville Thomas Architects, Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in Baltimore, MD
"We discovered Laura Thomas of MelvilleThomas by seeing the great range of work & styles profiled on We were so pleased to learn she was located nearby & understood the area when generating designs. Laura is an incredibly creative architect(and we have worked with others far less so in the past) who was very responsive to our questions, comments, and timetable. She took the time to try to understand both our needs & limitations, as well as our schedule. Laura came up with not one, but two, well thought out conceptual designs for our project. She was helpful in suggesting contruction & real estate professionals to help us achieve/evaluate our various concerns. We found Laura's artistic bent to be very useful for us, as non-architect consumers, in visualizing her design ideas. A picture is worth 1000 words! While we ultimately chose not to build, we would not have been able to make an informed decision without Laura's assistance. We do have her lovely conceptual drawings should we(or a future buyer) wish to go forward with the major addtion we had been contemplating in the future."
- homeprojectguy
Mark Mobley Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in Baltimore, MD
"Mark was able to come in and get his redesigned plans through one of the most difficult Architectural Site Review Boards in all of California when our original architect was not able to finish the job. This custom home met all of my needs. Mark was able to translate my verbal descriptions of my design ideas into a cost effective, buildable product. His understanding of how to best utilize this tricky job site made a great difference from other architects that were engaged in the project. This project could never had been done without his guidance and expertise."
- charlieschmidt
Architects and Building Designers in Baltimore, MD
"Amazing Creative Group!. Such a easy bunch of people to work with! Creativity is mind blowing! We thought we had it all nailed down, and they took what was in our head and transformed it into beautiful house design. Worked with us through out the process to make it so seamless for us."
- mickey777777
place architecture:design
Architects and Building Designers in Baltimore, MD
"We used Place for an addition to our home. Laurie spent a lot of time listening to what our needs were and then came up with 3 designs incorporating those ideas. What we got exceeded our imaginations. Not only does the addition look like it was always there, we got everything we wanted within our budget."
- schlossy
EastWing Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Baltimore, MD
"East Wing Design + Build has made our long distance remodel of a home in Baltimore as easy as could be imagined. Actually easier! The work that's been done is of the finest quality and we feel very confident that the continued work they are doing will be just as wonderful. Very knowledgeable, skilled and beyond trustworthy."
- Sharon Isaacson
Analogue (formerly EN Architects)
Architects and Building Designers in Baltimore, MD
"We had the opportunity to work with Eli this past year on remodeling our bathroom. He helped turn our one bathroom into two by cutting into our walk-in closet and also a bit into the master bedroom. The master bathroom is laid out so you enter through the walk-in closet. Being in the city where space is tight, he was able to make two elegant contemporary bathrooms feel spacious in a small area. The looks are absolutely stunning and he has already started plans on our kitchen. His plans were easy to read with a full listing of all the fixtures we needed to order to complete the job. He makes himself available if you need to follow-up with him while the project is in progress if changes need to be made."
- Justin Ronca
Allen & DeLalio Architects, Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in Baltimore, MD
"Nancy is extremely professional with an unmatched attention to detail. She understood my decision making process and we collaborated very well. She also has beautiful taste and brought many ideas to me that I incorporated into my gorgeous kitchen."
- pmsknit
Hiser + Kopits Hiser Architects, P.C.
Architects and Building Designers in Baltimore, MD
"Se have not started construction yet, but HKH Architects provided us with plans that we envisioned, and worked with us to achieve our goals for our addition. The meetings were punctual, and the documents were prepared in a timely fashion and within the estimated budget. We would definitely go with HKH again for help in designing our next project."
- wheels72
2e Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Baltimore, MD
"My wife and I hired Peter to re-design our house on the Sassafras River. The re-design included an entirely new second floor as well as a total remodelling of the first floor. Completing this project was more difficult than might ordinarily be the case becuase of zoning and critical area regulations and my wife's disability. Not only was the design spectacular, but Peter was of great assistance in helping us comply with those regulations, choose a contractor and resolving the unforseen problems that are part of any major renovation. The end result: a beautiful weekend home that was delivered on time and within budget."
- jdh7342
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How do I find the best Baltimore 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 Maryland 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 Baltimore 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 Baltimore, MD 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 Baltimore, MD 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 Baltimore 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 Baltimore, MD on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Baltimore architects. You may also look through photos of Maryland 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 Columbia, Ellicott City, Dundalk, Riviera Beach and Hampton.
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