Calgary, AB Architects and Building Designers

Is the scope of your home design project beyond simply replacing countertops or flooring? It’s the responsibility of a Calgary 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 Calgary, AB interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
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"We Specialize in New Home, In-fills, Renovations and Commercial projects." We specialize in all... Read More
Calgary's Premiere Architectural Design Firm
Locati Architects specializes in custom home design and takes pride in a focus on architectural and interior...
Alykhan Velji and his team have been creating beautiful spaces for over 10 years, specializing in both... Read More
Your Innovative + Fresh Design Studio in Calgary
Mindy Gudzinski Design provides fresh, modern desgin services to the clients of Calgary and the surrounding area....
Big thinking. About even the smallest detail. The cliche goes: it’s all in the details, and it’s true - great... Read More
Alberta's Experienced and Creative Architect - Best of Houzz 2018
Phil Mateshaytis is an experienced architectural designer, founder & president of Method Architectural Designs....
Trickle Creek Designer Homes is a new generation of Calgary home builders. We are dedicated to your needs and we... Read More
Calgary's Luxury Architectural Design Firm - Best of Houzz 2016 & 2017
With unsurpassed Architectural innovations continually striving for creativity, Dean Thomas Architectural Design...
THAD is a residential design studio, creating functional, innovative, custom dwellings Read More
Calgary's Client-Focused Architectural Design Studio
At Barbosa Engineering & Design, working one-on-one with each client, the result is a personalized design that is...
NEW CENTURY DESIGN INC. was formed in 1999 by Shawn Jensen. Mainly to handle side work such as acreages, inner... Read More
Calgary's Experienced Architectural Design Services 4X Best of Houzz
We specialize in the design & construction of custom homes, where an extremely high attention to detail is...
Rectangle is a Calgary based design-build firm with experience in renovations, additions, new home construction... Read More
Alberta's Design Studio || Best Of Houzz 2015-2018
New Century Design is a boutique, residential design firm with a focus on the clients 'real' needs.
Based in Calgary, Alberta Andison Residential Design is a highly praised design & drafting firm that focuses on... Read More
Bespoke Architecture & Interior Design Services in Calgary
Located in Calgary, sho-arc is a multi-disciplinary firm specializing in fully integrated architecture, design,...
We are an Award Winning Calgary based Custom Home Design firm, providing a creative, inspired and collaborative... Read More
2018 Best Of Houzz Award Winner!
Canmore's Creative Building Designers
Russell and Russell Design Studios create unique and dynamic designs that respond to and respect their...
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Calgary's Preferred Architect
Architect, Designer with experience in master planning, concept design and development of architectural drawings...
k5 designs has been performing designs in Calgary for over 10 years, specializing in both commercial projects and... Read More
Calgary's Trusted Boutique Architectural Design Firm
McDowell & Associates Inc. is one of the premiere boutique design firms in Calgary, specializing in single-family...
Inertia is a Calgary based design, drafting and consulting company. Our clients range from developers and... Read More
Calgary's Award Winning Architect & Designer Best of Houzz 2015-2017
Based out of Calgary, Alberta, we offer a full spectrum of design and drafting services including residential,...
hunter | tristan design is based in Calgary, Alberta. We work in both the commercial & residential design and... Read More
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Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Calgary, AB
John Trinh & Associates Inc
Architects and Building Designers in Calgary, AB
"John Trinh was awesome to work with. Full of options and suggestions I wasn't aware of yet open to any I had. Professional, pleasant, engaging and very accommodating...the whole experience was pleasurable from start to finish! I highly recommend John and Associates."
- artwithaK
Alykhan Velji Design
Architects and Building Designers in Calgary, AB
"Aly and team took the time to listen to what we wanted for both the short term and the long term of our house transformation and design. We wanted modern, but with the ability to easily update (and inexpensively update) to give our home design longevity."
- allystody
DeJong Design Associates Ltd.
Architects and Building Designers in Calgary, AB
"Marvin and his team were outstanding to work with. Most importantly, they are good honest people. Marvin and Rhonda designed our dream family home for us. Marvin can doodle a design on a napkin in minutes, and it just works! We would highly recommend their services, and have done so many times. Hire them - you won't regret it!"
- wi11iams5
Trickle Creek Designer Homes
Architects and Building Designers in Calgary, AB
"I've recently met with Jordan, the Sales Manager, in Bearspaw. I would recommend this company and Jordan to any of my clients, being a mortgage associate, I have to refer my clients to people that are trustworthy and honest, and someone I would go to myself. -Chantelle Taylor"
- Mortgage Alliance
Architects and Building Designers in Calgary, AB
"We met with several architects to design our new home and we were lucky to find Tyler. He was a pleasure to work with and took the time to understand what was important to us. His passion, knowledge, creativity and professionalism made the design process enjoyable. Tyler transformed our floor plan drawings into a 3D model that we found exceptionally helpful to visualize how our new home would look when built. The color rendering Tyler produced was also great to help show us our material and color selections. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Tyler Hawryluk Architectural Design to anyone looking for an architect. Thank you Tyler for all your hard work on our project! We will update with more pictures once our new home is built."
- Ryan Butler
New Century Design Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in Calgary, AB
"Mr. Jensen has always been a pleasure to work with and has provided us with professional design services on numerous inner-city projects over the past 6 years. He is both practical and innovative in his approach, is easy to communicate with, is always willing to accept my input, and always provides great value for all his time and effort. I would strongly recommend his design services for any development of single family homes or smaller multi-family developments."
- shawn18
rectangle design inc
Architects and Building Designers in Calgary, AB
"We hired Shane and Christine to tackle the re-design of our home in Calgary. They were very respectful of our ideas and melded them together with a great design sense from their side. Due to my line of work Rectangle did handle our build but we couldn't be happier with the up front sevices."
- beanoro
Andison Residential Design
Architects and Building Designers in Calgary, AB
"Working with Dave Andison, of Andison Residential Design, has been a pleasure from beginning to end! Personally, he is kind, patient and very accommodating, he always agreed found the time to meet with us whenever and wherever we suggested. Professionally, he has been a good listener and took every hint given and worked it in our house plans, he visualizes what the client does. Our house plans are not only exactly what we dreamed of but better, he saw our dream and added amazing features and his own wonderful ideas. Dave always gave us updates and great visuals of our future home, so great that I framed our future home to be. My husband and I would recommend Dave Andison to anyone interested in a very happy and stress-free experience when designing their dream home."
- Teresa Cortese
Brent Ellergodt Design
Architects and Building Designers in Calgary, AB
"Brent Ellergodt of Ellergodt Design is bar none one of the most gifted designers out there. His wealth of experience and the ability to keep you excited while designing both custom homes and renovations definitely makes him the ideal candidate for any of our projects. Brent's passion for design is prevalent during the whole process and while he possessed so many great ideas, he also kept our budget in mind. Brent is a true professional, He listens to all of our needs and really has a knack for fully understanding the true vision of what we were trying to achieve. We are extremely happy with the work of Brent Ellergodt and the Ellergodt team and would highly recommend him to anyone looking to build a beautiful, custom home or do a major renovation."
- Endeavour Developments
Prairie Drawing Room Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in Calgary, AB
"Marvin designed a house for us after ours was destroyed by the flood. I have to say that he is one of the most generous and kind people I have ever met. He was extremely patient with us through the whole design process and would meet with us often, for hours at a time, to ensure we understood all the details. He was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions thoroughly, both in person and via email. The house he designed for us is absolutely beautiful and so unique, to the point where people walking by often stop to comment on the design. We absolutely love his workmanship and trusted his expert opinion with all matters. His staff was also very knowledgeable and helpful throughout the whole process. No details were missed, he maximized the space we had and we are very proud to call it our home. Marvin is by far the best designer in the city!"
- Jocelyn Rempel
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How do I find the best Calgary 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 Alberta 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 Calgary 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 Calgary, AB 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 Calgary, AB 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 Calgary 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 Calgary, AB on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Calgary architects. You may also look through photos of Alberta projects to find interior architects and building designers who have worked on a project similar to yours. You can find more architects in Delacour, De Winton, Foothills, Priddis and Priddis Greens.
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