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Grand Rapids, MI Architects and Building Designers

Is the scope of your home design project beyond simply replacing countertops or flooring? It’s the responsibility of a Grand Rapids 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 Grand Rapids, MI interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
  • Carlton Shores - Contemporary Arts & Crafts

    Visbeen Architects has been in the business of bringing architectural dreams to life - from unique, custom-designe...

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  • Eleanor - Low Country Farmhouse

    Grand Rapids Full-Service Architectural, Planning & Interior Design

    Visbeen Architects has been in the business of bringing architectural dreams to life - from unique, custom-designe...

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    West Michigan's LEEDing Sustainable/Green Residential Design Firm. "Imagine living in a home that elegantly ble...

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    Click to call9.5 miles from Grand Rapids, MI
  • Fisk Lake

    Grand Rapids Recognized and Respected Architectural Design Firm

    Sears Architects is a boutique architecture and planning firm that develops personal relationships with clients as...

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  • Longbeach Residence

    Lucid specializes in developing unique solutions that are specifically designed to meet clients needs. We have co...

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    Click to call17.6 miles from Grand Rapids, MI
  • Grand Rapids Area's Preferred Architectural Company

    In working with clients, Corri Sandwick Architecture listens to the client to find design solutions for new homes,...

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  • Mathison | Mathison Architects (MMA) is founded on the conviction that architecture, planning, and design elevate...

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  • Grand Rapids' High End Architect and Designer

    AZD Associates, Inc. - Architects is an award winning architectural firm dedicated to providing creative site and...

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  • Welcome home to 42° North. We’ve intentionally remained a small firm to offer our clients a customized service...

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    Click to call9.5 miles from Grand Rapids, MI
  • Kent County's Devoted Architect of Premier Custom Homes

    Ligature Studio, LLC (formerly Oeftger Architecture) aims to provide an environment that engages the client with i...

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  • Improving your world one space at a time - through architecture, interiors, landscapes. Would you like to live...

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    Click to call5.3 miles from Grand Rapids, MI
  • Grand Rapid's Award-Winning Architectural Design Firm | Best of Houzz

    To us, good design is what our clients say they want, and then some. It’s not enough to simply follow a checklist...

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  • over 35 years of Design and Construction services: Traditional, Contemporary, Log Home, Craftsman, New England, Ca...

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    Click to call6.8 miles from Grand Rapids, MI
  • Grand Rapids' Full Service Architectural Designer Best of Houzz

    Bringing a big project together quickly requires the assistance of an architect who can do a lot more than simply...

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  • In working with clients, Corri Sandwick Architecture listens to the client to find design solutions for new homes,...

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    Click to call12.5 miles from Grand Rapids, MI
  • Sears Architects is a boutique architecture and planning firm that develops personal relationships with clients as...

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    Click to call3.8 miles from Grand Rapids, MI
  • To us, good design is what our clients say they want, and then some. It’s not enough to simply follow a checklist...

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    Click to call3.8 miles from Grand Rapids, MI
  • J. Visser Design is an award winning residential design firm that believes well designed houses will enhance the q...

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    Click to call9.5 miles from Grand Rapids, MI
  • AeH Designs, LLC, is a boutique design firm specializing in careful, creative designs for residential clients. Whe...

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    Click to call24.3 miles from Grand Rapids, MI
  • Livable, Buildable Custom-Quality Home Plans & Unique Home Designs At SketchPad, we believe building a home tha...

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    Click to call9.5 miles from Grand Rapids, MI
  • Cottage Home is a Design/Build firm of well-appointed beach homes and cottages. A Cottage Home is your custom hom...

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    Click to call24.3 miles from Grand Rapids, MI
  • Ligature Studio, LLC (formerly Oeftger Architecture) aims to provide an environment that engages the client with i...

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    Click to call43.7 miles from Grand Rapids, MI

Featured Reviews for Grand Rapids, MI Architects and Building Designers

Visbeen Architects
Grand Rapids, MI Architects and Building Designers
Dec 7, 2012
“Visbeen Associates have great vision and unique perspectives that bring a challenging project to a beautiful end. We are very pleased with what Visbeen has accomplished for us!”
Sears Architects
Grand Rapids, MI Architects and Building Designers
Nov 12, 2015
“Sears Architect designed a 3100 sq house for us in East Grand Rapids, MI. We have never built a home previously. We found the design process to be very efficient which resulted in a home that matches our needs and wants. The Sears project manager was very responsive and Rob Sears seemed to be full informed and involved at all times. Having said this there were many heartaches that occurred that could in part be mitigated with up front client education. In talking with another friend who build a house with Sears last year, our experience was similar to theirs. 1. Architectural costs - designing a custom build house is more expensive and has more components than one would expect. Multiple site surveys, structural engineers, each set of more detailed plans add to the final cost. We spent $xxxxx for plans - which were the refinement of a plan presented to us in a design build proposal by the builder. In addition we used an interior designer recommended by the architect another $xxxx. We would have been happier if we had a fixed predefined budget as the builder led us to believe the costs would be about $25,000. Having said this, Rob Sears was very responsive to financial questions and happily and promptly provided the billing records that justified their billings. In addition I felt Rob made a strong effort to follow the project to completion and did quite a bit after delivery of the plans, uncompensated, to finish the job. In the end we are very happy with Sears Architects - but wiser for the experience. 2. Cost of building. We learned that there was essentially no communication between our builder and the architect regarding the building allowances and the costs of the developed plan. Our home ended up xx% over budget, despite most components falling within allowances - the builder just underbid to get the work. What I learned from the process is that is not the architects job, rather the home owners sole responsibility, to verify all components are accuately costed prior to contracting a builder. 3. Interior designer. We did not expect how important the interior designer would be in implementing the design of the home - guiding interior and exterior materials, designing lighting schemes, plumbing, etc as well as planning for furniture layout. Sears recommended Christine DiMaria. We separately retained her. My wife and I thought she did a great job - design, providing perspective from other project, helping sort priorities, communicating with the architect and in general holding our hands through the up and downs of the 10 month process. We were glad we used a designer who had worked with the architect before. 4. Landscape design. This was a separate contract and budget through a landscape architect. Sears coordinated well re the placement of the house on the lot, grade decisions needed so proper retention walls could be planned and built by the Landscape team. So overall, I feel that Sears Architecture is a terrific firm that does good work. We are very happy with the completed product of our home. We would recommend them to other home buyers.”
Corri Sandwick Architecture
Grand Rapids, MI Architects and Building Designers
Jul 14, 2017
“Corri is a professional on every level. I hired her to design a small home using principles of sustainability, functionality and feng shui design. With a small budget and big ideas I needed someone who understood me and could deliver in an organized and manageable way. I was not disappointed at any point in our process. I have not yet built the house but she has created my dream.”
kevin akey - azd associates - michigan
Grand Rapids, MI Architects and Building Designers
Jan 4, 2013
“I can't say enough great things about our experience working with AZD on our dream home! This is NOT the only architect that we looked at and based on their creativity, personalities involved and the work they've done for us we definitely made the right choice. I also very much liked that they had a clear pricing model that was concise. Other architects that we met with in the area couldn't provide us with much clarity and only left us more confused on how much it might cost. Our house will be out here on Houzz at some point and you'll see why we're excited about the work they've done and their creativity....it's going to be a very cool house! My wife shares the same sentiment as I do with our AZD experience and how fun it's been and still is as we plan to break ground. I would recommend them to anyone looking for an enjoyable experience when planing a home whether traditional or modern. We actually found them by dumb luck as we were talking about building our dream home many years ago. We spent countless hours and weekends driving around looking at homes for years. There were four houses that we loved, although each very different, and we kept going back and looking at them. They were all many miles apart and in different cities in our metro area. Ironically, one went up for sale, and in the Realtor.com listing it said "designed by AZD". I had never heard of them but with a simple google search their site popped up and looking at their portfolio it was interesting to find that the four houses we loved were all designed by AZD. We still looked at other Architects just to be completely informed, and as I said above, we know for certain we made the right choice to go with AZD. Building a dream home is about the total experience...the right Architect makes a huge difference in that experience.”
Todd Oeftger, AIA
Grand Rapids, MI Architects and Building Designers
Mar 29, 2018
“Todd was such a great architect to work with. We were very naive on the building process and relied immensely on Todd’s creativity to draw our dream home. My wife and I are very indecisive and Todd was very helpful guiding us and deciphering what we actually wanted. Todd’s patience shined through with over 20 iterations of plan changes. Todd made the process stress free and delivered amazing results. We will definitely be utilizing his amazing skills if we build again.”
Via Design
Grand Rapids, MI Architects and Building Designers
Jul 21, 2015
“I have worked with Via Design as an Owner Representative and have referred them to multiple shared clients who have had very good experiences with Via Design.”
Scott D. Koch Architect L.L.C.
Grand Rapids, MI Architects and Building Designers
May 12, 2016
“Scott has a natural ability to understand complex issues, present solutions and move quickly to working drawings. In addition, and due to the over 30 years he has spent doing architecture, projects evolve naturally so additions look as if they were originally a part of the home. new construction is also a strong suit for Scott, as is considerable experience translates the visions of his clients to satisfying reality and years pf pleasure for owners and builder alike.”
Image Design LLC
Grand Rapids, MI Architects and Building Designers
Jul 25, 2012
“Gifted home designer. Understands the role of sustainability in affordability and personalized function. Eric has set a new standard in home design, delivering LEED-Platinum certification at entry level through custom price points. My role as a third-party auditor for a variety of national performance building programs affords me a unique opportunity to see hundreds of architects, designers and builders. Eric Hughes stands out in a very crowded field.”
Lucid Architecture
Grand Rapids, MI Architects and Building Designers
Oct 3, 2013
“Our experience with Lucid Architecture has been 100% spectacular from start to finish. Eric possesses every ideal quality a client would seek in an architect: honesty, intellect, ingenuity, and humor. He excels in the ability to take what is conceptual and transform it to actual. If there were 6 stars to allocate, we would do so for Lucid.”
MATHISON | MATHISON ARCHITECTS
Grand Rapids, MI Architects and Building Designers
Sep 14, 2016
“MMA designed our home - and it couldn't function better! Evan and the team were creative, listened to our needs, and made great use of a narrow lake lot. They were involved in every detail of the home, making the selection of the final finishes a breeze, and remained involved during the building process to ensure our dream became a reality.”
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