Barrington, IL Architects and Building Designers

Is the scope of your home design project beyond simply replacing countertops or flooring? It’s the responsibility of a Barrington 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 Barrington, IL interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
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Named Remodeler of the Year by National Association of Home Builders 2016! Michael Menn has been providing... Read More
  • Click to Call(847) 393-4475
  • 15 miles from Barrington, 2 projects in Barrington
Great Lake County's Client Focused Architectural Design Firm
We firmly believe that Client Satisfaction comes from listening to the needs of the client and working towards...
Recognized as Chicago’s premier award winning sustainable architectural practice, Kipnis Architecture + Planning... Read More
  • Click to Call(847) 864-9650
  • 24 miles from Barrington, 1 project in Barrington
Full-Scope Design/Build Architecture Firm- North Shore & NW Suburbs
As a design/build architecture firm specializing in custom residential & commercial architecture, we aim to...
Thomas Shafer Architects, LLC is a firm of experienced architects dedicated to design excellence and exceptional... Read More
  • Click to Call(847) 243-6530
  • 25 miles from Barrington, 1 project in Barrington
Lake County's Experienced & Innovative Architect
With 14 years’ experience in residential, institutional, and commercial architecture and construction I am...
Roig Associates LLC is a Limited Liability Corporation with an Illinois Design Professional Firm Registration in... Read More
  • Click to Call(847) 609-4044
  • 13 miles from Barrington, 1 project in Barrington
Waukegan, Chicago Leading Architect Best of Houzz Design Winner
Our firm specializes in estate, vacation, and urban homes and enjoys working in a variety of architectural...
**2016 AIA Small Project Award Winner - Classic Georgian** bba Architects is a Chicago based architectural... Read More
  • Click to Call(312) 697-1951
  • 33 miles from Barrington, 1 project in Barrington
Chicago's Innovative Architect Specializing in Award-Winning Designs
Tigerman McCurry Architects approaches each project with the belief that design is a process that is arrived at...
Design & Drafting based upon best serving your needs, style, & desire. Read More
  • Click to Call(847) 971-4527
  • 11 miles from Barrington, 1 project in Barrington
Chicago's Trusted Architect & Building Design Firm
Full service architecture firm providing hands-on support for homeowners from design through construction since...
Established in 1980, Studio21 Architects has specialized in designing custom homes for over thirty years. During... Read More
  • Click to Call(630) 789-2513
  • 26 miles from Barrington, 1 project in Barrington
Award Winning Architects + Construction Managers of Chicagoland
We are architects and builders committed to green and sustainable design and construction principles. Our passion...
Lenore Weiss Studios was founded on the belief that architecture must be inspirational, eminently functional, and... Read More
Lake County Full-Service Architectural, Planning & Interior Design
Visbeen Architects has been in the business of bringing architectural dreams to life - from unique,...
Building Better than you Imagined. Cost effective architecture with romance and character for your residential... Read More
  • Click to Call(847) 490-0094
  • 10 miles from Barrington, 1 project in Barrington
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Chicagoland's Full-Service Architectural Design Studio
Our goal is to take your vision and apply our imagination and technical experience to help translate that into a...
dSPACE Studio is an award-winning architecture firm dedicated to architecture, interiors, and landscape. The... Read More
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Mandy Brown Architects PC is an award winning full service architectural firm with emphasis on quality and...
Elizabeth Taich Design is a full-service interior architecture and design firm that specializes in sophisticated... Read More
We are passionate about working as your partner to create thoughtful, nourishing spaces for the things that... Read More
Our firm was established in 2004 and has been providing outstanding residential design services to the... Read More
With decades of combined experience, the team at Lark Architecture is skilled in residential and commercial... Read More
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Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Barrington, IL
Michael Menn Ltd.
Architects and Building Designers in Barrington, IL
"Michael Menn designed and constructed with the help of his experienced pool of subcontractors the kitchen of my dreams in an older home that I love for both its tradition and its memories. It is a pleasure for me to come down in the morning to a space so much in keeping with the style of our home and offering me at the same time all that is in modo contemporary for the our time. Michael Menn is a gentleman who honors his word amd his contractural agreements. He was always available to me and responded promptly to any and all concerns or questions that I may have had. Michael is in addition someone with whom one could easily make a lasting friendship. I would not hesitiate for a minute to recommend him to others nor to contact him for any future projects that I had in mind."
- momulan
Kipnis Architecture + Planning
Architects and Building Designers in Barrington, IL
"My husband and I hired Nate Kipnis and his firm after interviewing several architects about the design of our vacation property. Our wish was to build a second home with green features, and the Kipnis firm was without question up to the task. He educated us about the options for building materials, helped us select a contractor, then worked closely with the contractor to make sure he understood all of the innovative design features. Other members of his staff were equally professional. Nate was highly knowledgable, yet he listened to our input and designed a home that remains today a huge source of pride for our family. He was a pleasure to work with every step of the way!"
- Carol Klobucar
Thomas Shafer Architects LLC
Architects and Building Designers in Barrington, IL
"Thomas Shafer Architects designed our beautiful modern home for us. From start to finish, Tom and his team focused on every detail from the doors knob to the landscaping. They took into account our tastes and expectations while creating an incredible space that feels modern and warm at the same time. It was a pleasure to spend many hours working with them in a project that resulted in our dream home. Throughout the process, Tom demanded the highest quality, and our house truly reflects their high standards. When the windows and wood panels did not come out exactly right, they were there to make sure the problems were corrected. We were most impressed by the way they combined the materials and designed the house to fit into the natural lakefront setting. I do not believe this partnership could be replicated with other firms."
- lindylu12
Roig Associates LLC
Architects and Building Designers in Barrington, IL
"I have worked with Roig Associates in the past, from project management, to GC work and field supervision on several (7) projects throughout Chicagoland. The level of creative expertise and ability to work with clients providing solutions to what seemed like difficult scenarios, is just a couple of the areas where Roig Associates excels. The efficient use of space to create the best value for your money is smart and Charles is always on hand for exceptional customer consultation and service every step of the way! Kudos to Roig Associates for making major jobs much easier, well done and stress reduced for their clients."
- Bob the DJ
bba ARCHITECTS
Architects and Building Designers in Barrington, IL
"The Architects and Designers at Burns and Beyerl are true professionals. Their aesthetic and design approach is always thoughtful and unique. The best part about working with Burns and Beyerl is that they are exceptionally organized. In addition to being great designers, they are also a fun and energetic group."
- The Tile Gallery
KAdd Associates
Architects and Building Designers in Barrington, IL
"Kevin drew up the plans for a new laboratory that we needed for a certificate of occupancy. He was able to quickly complete the necessary work on short notice. He was very professional and a pleasure to work with. I would definitely use him again. Thanks, Kevin!"
- jscarim
Studio21 Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Barrington, IL
"They do great work and are very creative. We have worked with the firm for well over 18 years now. We are currently working with the firm again too."
- Scott Sevon
Lenore Weiss Studios, LLC
Architects and Building Designers in Barrington, IL
"My home is a beautiful haven, and it's because of Lenore Weiss. She designed and supervised the work on the remodels of two bathrooms, kitchen, family room, living room, dining room, and screen porch. From appliances, to layout, to color, to furniture, to area rugs, to tile, every step of the process was carried out under Lenore's gentle scrutiny, keen design sense, and attention to detail. The jobs were always on schedule, the disruptions minimal, and the final products works of beauty. She is aware of the lifestyle and taste of her clients, and she works to create surroundings that will make them feel at home. I recommend her with confidence and with gratitude."
- nancygrossman
Architect Jeff Whyte +Assoc Inc
Architects and Building Designers in Barrington, IL
"As anyone who owns an older home can tell you, remodeling can be "challenging"; it seems every wall you open is a Pandora's box of unforeseen complications and surprises. I had remodeled the bathrooms a few years before and the whole experience was a battle from beginning to end, and had sworn off any further remodeling. Until I walked into a friends newly restored bungalow- I was so impressed by the beauty of the work and attention to detail that I blurted out ! Who did this!?! I need their number now! Jeff was amazing. He patiently listened to me struggle to put into words my ideas for my kitchen, and came back with an elegant design that was appropriate to both the overall feel of the house, and our budget. I felt he kept me informed throughout the process and when the inevitable problems and surprises came up, he handled them diplomacy and authority. The result is everything I could have wished for my Kitchen. I would and have recommended Jeff and his team of contractors to everyone who asks, without reservation. I plan to use his services again."
- ebracadebra
dSPACE Studio Ltd, AIA
Architects and Building Designers in Barrington, IL
"As a Chicagoland kitchen and bath designer, I have worked with the dSPACE group on a number of residential kitchen and baths. They are a talented and professional group. Great ideas and inspired designs flow from the studio on Lincoln Ave. A pleasure to work with on every job."
- Abby Wagner
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How do I find the best Barrington 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 Illinois 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 Barrington 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 Barrington, IL 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 Barrington, IL 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 Barrington 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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