Excelsior, MN Architects and Building Designers

Is the scope of your home design project beyond simply replacing countertops or flooring? It’s the responsibility of an Excelsior 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 Excelsior, MN interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
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Repeat BEST OF HOUZZ winner with over 30 years experience designing custom homes, we work across the country on... Read More
Minneapolis's Award Winning Architect Design Builder
Eskuche Design specializes in timeless designed new home construction and major renovations.
Charlie & Co. Design, Ltd. is a full service residential design studio focusing on thoughtful and unique... Read More
  • Click to Call(612) 333-2246
  • 16 miles from Excelsior, 4 projects in Excelsior
The Twin Cities' Award-Winning Architectural Firm
Working as a guide and creative catalyst, we blend the homeowners' tastes and functional demands with...
"Your Home Is Our Passion." The desire to create beautifully crafted homes that reflect each of our customers... Read More
  • Click to Call(952) 473-8777
  • 6 miles from Excelsior, 1 project in Excelsior
Custom Design-Build Firm serving Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin
Specializing in lake home, cabin, and cottage design, Lands End Development brings unique talent & enthusiasm to...
President of Ron Brenner Architects in Stillwater Minnesota, brings over 25 years experience designing single... Read More
  • Click to Call(651) 401-8758
  • 37 miles from Excelsior, 1 project in Excelsior
Award Winning Twin Cities Design Build Firm Best of Houzz 2013-2018
Established in 1982, TreHus is a full-service design/build firm. This means that we employ in-house designers and...
At SALA we believe that our client collaborations transcend the idea of style. We strive to create thoughtful,... Read More
  • Click to Call(612) 379-3037
  • 18 miles from Excelsior, 1 project in Excelsior
Twin Cities Superior Residential Architectural Design, Best of Houzz
Located in Eden Prairie, Hart's Design specializes in high quality architectural design services for both new...
We are a close-knit, highly collaborative team of professional listeners and dream makers who don’t take... Read More
  • Click to Call(612) 470-5511
  • 14 miles from Excelsior, 2 projects in Excelsior
Award Winning Minneapolis Architect 4 Time Best of Houzz Winner
Since 1977 we have provided creative design for residential projects. Whether it be modern, contemporary or...
JAL is a full service Architectural firm serving the Twin Cities community. Established in 1998, the firm has... Read More
  • Click to Call(952) 649-5502
  • 5 miles from Excelsior, 1 project in Excelsior
Minneapolis' Award-Winning Design Construction Company - Best of Houzz
At Locale, we believe that great design can enhance the way we live and we strive to make every project have a...
At David Heide Design Studio, we believe in honoring the past while planning for the future. We think of houses... Read More
Minneapolis / St. Paul Architect: 25+ Years of Experience
Archos Architecture & Design, P.A. provides professional architecture design services in the greater Twin Cities...
Minnesota's Most Creative Architects
We Bring Your Dreams Home. We engage clients through dialogue and generating ideas. We become the instrument of...
Nationally recognized award winning architectural design firm based in Minneapolis, MN. Best of Houzz & Houzz... Read More
  • Click to Call(952) 224-1231
  • 8 miles from Excelsior, 1 project in Excelsior
The Twin Cities' Prominent Architect | 7x Best of Houzz
Ron Brenner Architects brings over 25 years experience designing single family homes, community facilities and...
A.Sadowski Designs is a full service design firm specializing in spatial reconstruction, additions, remodels and... Read More
Southwest Suburb Premier Architect & Designer
JAL is a full service Architectural firm serving the Twin Cities community. Established in 1998, the firm has...
At David Charlez, we are a vibrant design-oriented firm that is committed to creating distinctive built... Read More
Spirited Minnesota Architecture & Design / Repeat Best of Houzz Winner
Sharratt Design & Company is an architectural practice committed to the individual, expressive spirit of each and...
Twin Cities Award Winning Architectural Firm - Best of Houzz 2018 Winner Principal Architect & Owner, James... Read More
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Albers Design LLC is a woman owned interior design, architecture and construction management advisory firm...
Rehkamp Larson Architects is dedicated to creating great places to live. We work together with homeowners and... Read More
Minneapolis Area Architect - 7x Best of Houzz Award Winner
Specializing in Residential Design of New Homes and Remodel projects. Conceptual designs, Schematic Design,...
Loon Architects LLC specializes in custom home design and design for aging in place. This includes: new homes,... Read More
  • Click to Call(612) 261-1139
  • 18 miles from Excelsior, 1 project in Excelsior
Twin Cities Design Studio Offering Architecture & Landscape Services
We engage our work with a balanced consideration of economic, environmental and cultural performance with a...
With a focus on residential design services, Hart's Design has been providing new home and remodeling design... Read More
Twin Cities' Full Service Architects | 5x Best of Houzz
A.Sadowski Designs is a full service design firm specializing in spatial reconstruction, additions, remodels and...
Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Excelsior, MN
Sharratt Design & Company
Architects and Building Designers in Excelsior, MN
"We've had the honor of working with Sharratt Design & Co. recently on a few phenomenal renovation and new construction projects. From a design perspective, they are proficient in any style you can think of. From cottage, to Colorado lodge, to Mediterranean, to contemporary, they can do it all. Most importantly, they are fun to work with in a collaborative team setting, and always have their clients' best interests in mind. They have a wonderful staff, and everyone from Mike Sharratt himself, to the people who answer the phones, are warm, inviting, and accessible throughout the project. We look forward to many more projects with Sharratt Design & Co, and we highly recommend you speak to them if you're looking to remodel an existing home, or build new. John R. Kraemer"
- John Kraemer & Sons
Charlie & Co. Design, Ltd
Architects and Building Designers in Excelsior, MN
"We have had the pleasure of building & remodeling several of Charlie's designs over the past 10 years. He has shown great versatility in the fact that he understands and excels at every style from contemporary, to historic, all the way to very traditional. His plans are detailed, accurate, and easy to work with. Our clients enjoy working with Charlie, and so do we. We give Charlie & Co. our highest recommendation, and encourage you to give him a call if you're interested in remodeling or building your dream home. - John Kraemer"
- John Kraemer & Sons
Alexander Design Group, Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in Excelsior, MN
"Kathy Alexander designed our new home. She did a fantastic job! She really listened to our concerns and needs and designed a home that fits us perfectly. She was the best part of our build experience."
- J R
Ron Brenner Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Excelsior, MN
"Ron Brenner's portfolio displayed a wide variety of great architecture from residential to commercial. He has the education and experience that I seek. He's a great source on costs in a project. I haven't hired anyone yet for our remodel."
- gracefix
SALA Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Excelsior, MN
"We have had the pleasure of collaborating with SALA Architects on multiple projects. Each time they have brought something fresh to the table and are constantly thinking outside the box. They also have an innate attention to detail and are great at communicating. Overall, they have been a pleasure to work with."
- Partners 4, Design
Murphy & Co. Design
Architects and Building Designers in Excelsior, MN
"I had an extraordinary experience working with Jeff Murphy and Company. Their attention to detail, their communication skills, and their creativity made the whole project a delight. I couldn't be happier with the plan that Jeff created. It was wonderful to work with an architect who truly listened to me and heard what I was asking for. I feel that my home truly is a reflection of me and all the things that are important to me!"
- Susan Brunn
JAL Architects LLC
Architects and Building Designers in Excelsior, MN
"We hired Andre' to design and do all the architectural work for our new home in Excelsior, MN. After meeting with numerous architects and builders, we decided that Andre' and Kurt Schwartz (Builder) were the best fit for us. After several meetings to discuss our vision we filled out an in depth Master Vision questionnaire and provided Andre' and Kurt our login to houzz.com so they could see what we liked about certain houses, rooms, colors, textures and finishes. When you combine the Master Vision questionnaire along with our houzz.com pictures, you get a pretty good feel for what we wanted in our new home. We think Andre' did an exceptional job of listening to what we wanted and going through all of the information we provided to create a remarkable home that we love! Between Andre' and Kurt Schwartz Builders they really did a great job of taking our vision and making it a reality. We would strongly recommend both Andre' and Kurt to anyone looking to remodel or build their dream home!"
- vande0323
David Heide Design Studio
Architects and Building Designers in Excelsior, MN
"David and his team provide an outstanding level of expertise and service. We hired them to help us figure out how to slowly renovate our 100 year old home, and they helped us identify what was important to us, develop a mission statement for how we approach renovations, and then they collaborated with a team of contractors and vendors to put together a comprehensive book describing our home, its current condition, what needs repairs, and how much those repairs would cost. They also included several options for the areas that we are interested in remodeling down the road. We have also used them to pick out and install window treatments that respect the heritage of the house. They are certainly not the cheapest option out there, but they cannot be beat in terms of excellence and expertise!"
- allimarie
Jaque Bethke for PURE Design Environments Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in Excelsior, MN
"Jaque Bethke of Pure Design took my home from the '90s up to 2012 with results far beyond my dreams. Her vision and imagination is amazing and I found their extensive knowledge of construction very helpful in having the project run smoothly."
- sherendipity
A. Sadowski Designs
Architects and Building Designers in Excelsior, MN
"Alethea is amazing! She was an integral part of the team when we remodeled our entire basement, renovated our kitchen and added a large porch in the front of our home. She was the key person to help select all of the interior selections and after the work was completed, assisted in the interior furnishings as well. We did a second project with her as well. We added a laundry room that is the envy of my neighborhood. She designed and drew up all of the plans and worked well with all of the subs. Many friends have seen her work in my home and have hired her as well- both to help in structural changes as well as interior work. They all have been happy. I cannot recommend her highly enough. She is true to her word, very organized and keeps you informed throughout the project. These are rare qualities. I am happy to talk with anyone who has any questions. Thanks!"
- debbiesteen
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How do I find the best Excelsior 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 Minnesota 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 Excelsior 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 Excelsior, MN 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 Excelsior, MN 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 Excelsior 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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