Berwyn, 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 Berwyn 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 Berwyn, IL interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
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12/12 Architects & Planners LLC began with one small project 15 years ago. Since then, our client base has grown,... Read More
Chicago Based Quality Modern Architecture Firm - Best of Houzz 2018
Senga Architects is a full-service Architectural Design firm based in Chicago. We are easy to talk to, fun to...
**2016 AIA Small Project Award Winner - Classic Georgian** bba Architects is a Chicago based architectural... Read More
Chicago's Trusted Architecture Firm
Established in 2015 by Ashley Miller, the firm works on projects both large and small to enhance the built...
dSPACE Studio is an award-winning architecture firm dedicated to architecture, interiors, and landscape. The... Read More
Elizabeth Taich Design is a full-service interior architecture and design firm that specializes in sophisticated... Read More
Named Remodeler of the Year by National Association of Home Builders 2016! Michael Menn has been providing... Read More
An award winning Architectural firm in the Western suburbs, started by Bill Schwarz and Brad Lewis to continue... Read More
Award winning Widler Architectural is a full-service architecture firm with nearly 20 years of experience... Read More
We are passionate about working as your partner to create thoughtful, nourishing spaces for the things that... Read More
Your Home Our Signature - MBArch 25 + years experience in designing your home. Unmatched Expert Architect... Read More
roomTEN is a full service interior design and architecture firm, specializing in creating compelling, creative... Read More
Lenore Weiss Studios was founded on the belief that architecture must be inspirational, eminently functional, and... Read More
COOK ARCHITECTURAL Design Studio is client focused and design driven. We believe great design comes from... Read More
Please call me with any questions you might have with regards to any of my projects. I can make your dreams come... Read More
Reveal Design LLC is a full-service landscape design-and-build studio based in Chicago, Illinois. Established in... Read More
With decades of combined experience, the team at Lark Architecture is skilled in residential and commercial... Read More
Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Berwyn, IL
12/12 Architects & Planners
Architects and Building Designers in Berwyn, IL
"12/12 Architects is highly recommended. Cinda Lester is wonderful to work with. She takes the time to work with you and understand what your needs and wants are. She has great ideas and is extremely patient and accommodating. You can count on 12/12 to get back to you in a timely fashion and meet your deadlines. I loved working with her."
- Sandra Mitchell
Architects and Building Designers in Berwyn, 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
dSPACE Studio Ltd, AIA
Architects and Building Designers in Berwyn, 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
Elizabeth Taich Design
Architects and Building Designers in Berwyn, IL
"I have worked with Elizabeth on multiple projects and respect her outstanding talent, professionalism, and collaborative approach with her clients. She executes gorgeous designs utilizing her resources to stay within the client's budget."
- MAY designs
Michael Menn Ltd.
Architects and Building Designers in Berwyn, 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
Schwarz Lewis Design Group, Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in Berwyn, IL
"My company, AMLI Residential, has worked with the Schwarz Lewis team on many projects over the years. The projects range from 200 to 500+ luxury residential apartment units and included mid-rise and high-rise multifamily urban and suburban communities. Each project was unique and appropriately designed for our end user-the apartment resident. Both Brad and Bill worked very closely with us to design spaces with outstanding exterior architecture and extremely livable interior layouts and features. Brad is an exceptional design architect with the depth and expertise to create homes that people truly love. Bill is the best architect that we have ever worked with when it comes to floor plan design and project execution. Both are client friendly and invested in their client being happy with the end result- a beautiful home."
- stephencharlesross
Widler Architectural Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in Berwyn, IL
"I have had the pleasure to work with Brent Widler of Widler Architectural Inc. on several upcoming projects. I find Brent to be a rare breed in the architectural world. He always sees the bigger picture. Brent has a keen eye for design and doesn't just give his clients what works structurally. He takes everything into consideration and is incredibly creative in coming up with solutions that work functionally and look amazing aesthetically. Being an interior designer myself, Brent is a dream to collaborate with! He is always open to ideas and truly listens to the wants and needs of his clients while successfully navigating them through the entire process. I can't recommend Widler Architectural highly enough!"
- Studio Swann | Custom Kitchens & Baths
Studio Nigro
Architects and Building Designers in Berwyn, IL
"I discovered and contacted Kim Nigro through Houzz. I am so incredibly impressed with the quality of her design, the depth of her creativity and her super personality. She's very accessible and resourceful. In short, I can't recommend her highly enough."
- Michelle Sinclair Colman
Michael Buss Architects, Ltd
Architects and Building Designers in Berwyn, IL
"From our very first meeting we felt confident in our choice of Michael Buss Architects. They asked the right questions and really listened to our needs. Their great ideas and attention to details helped make our house special. The whole process turned out to be fun, exciting and effortless. Thanks to them we now have a beautiful home! "
- vganz
roomTEN design
Architects and Building Designers in Berwyn, IL
"Innovative problem solvers with a knack for hiring experienced contractors. Focused and talented; delivered way more than we could have hoped for."
- OBJECTstevequinlan
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How do I find the best Berwyn 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 Berwyn 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 Berwyn, 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 Berwyn, 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 Berwyn 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 Berwyn, IL on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Berwyn architects. You may also look through photos of Illinois 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 Cicero, Arlington Heights, Evanston, Schaumburg and Bolingbrook.

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