368 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
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  • Best of Houzz winner
    Having worked with other designers and built our own primary residence, we could easily see Wayne's talent on...
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    4139 Embassy Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
  • Grand Rapids Area's Preferred Architectural Company

    Have your Houzz (or HDTV) dreams come true! We picked the property we thought would allow for a relatively sma...
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    8 projects in the Grand Rapids area
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  • Ryan and Bill were wonderful to work with. They were creative, detail oriented and thorough throughout the en...
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    5510 Cascade Rd SE, Ste 220, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
  • Award-Winning Collaborative Architectural Design Firm in Grand Rapids

    The Mathison team was more than my wife and I could have hoped for. They helped us with design ideas, but they...
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    7 projects in the Grand Rapids area
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  • Sears Architects are amazing! They were professional, dependable, creative and enthusiastic. They never miss...
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    16 Ionia Ave SW, Suite One, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Best of Houzz winner

    Michigan's Full-Service Architectural, Planning & Interior Design

    Having worked with other designers and built our own primary residence, we could easily see Wayne's talent on...
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    92 projects in the Grand Rapids area
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  • We wanted to build a modern house in West Michigan and Lucid Architecture was an obvious choice. They understo...
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    201 W. Washington, Zeeland, MI 49464
  • Best of Houzz winner

    Michigan's High-End Architect and Designer | 12x Best of Houzz

    Architectural services for new house build. Kevin listens and adapts thoughtfully as process is refined. Fanta...
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    5 projects in the Grand Rapids area
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  • Eric has been incredibly helpful throughout our project. First, he helped us make a decision on a new build v...
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    6812 Old 28Th St SE Ste D, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
  • The Mathison team was more than my wife and I could have hoped for. They helped us with design ideas, but they...
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    560 Fifth St NW, Suite 405, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • We ended up working with Nathan Funk and Via Design after a somewhat tumultuous process as we began planning t...
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    44 Grandville Ave. SW #400, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • We hired Denise to help us redo the color scheme, flooring, and upholstered furniture in our family room. She...
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    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Our finished project came out better than we had anticipated. The Professionalism from TJP Designs and Constr...
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    4520 3 Mile Rd NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
  • Have your Houzz (or HDTV) dreams come true! We picked the property we thought would allow for a relatively sma...
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    2070 Buttrick Avenue SE, Ada, MI 49301
  • Last year we went through a complete "down to the studs" remodel of our home on Lake Michigan and choose J Vis...
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    5500 Cascade Rd SE Suite 210, Grand Rapids MI 49546, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
  • Sketch pad had many delightful designs that are modern in usage of space meeting the needs of todays homeowner...
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    5500 Cascade Rd SE, STE 210, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
  • Cottage home made the building process fun and easy. The staff was always friendly and eager to work with us....
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    184 S. River Ave. Ste. 204, Holland, MI 49423
  • We built with J&J Concepts and had a similar experience to many other reviewers. Terrible subs, incompetent an...
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    7497 Valhalla Dr., Hudsonville, MI 49426
  • Studio Duo is a small, privately owned company based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We specialize in residential archi...

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    Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Featured Reviews for Grand Rapids, MI Architects and Building Designers

Corri Sandwick Architecture
Grand Rapids, MI Architects and Building Designers
July 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.
MATHISON | MATHISON ARCHITECTS
Grand Rapids, MI Architects and Building Designers
September 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.
Visbeen Architects
Grand Rapids, MI Architects and Building Designers
December 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!
kevin akey - azd associates - michigan
Grand Rapids, MI Architects and Building Designers
January 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.
42 North - Architecture + Design
Grand Rapids, MI Architects and Building Designers
March 16, 2016
When we decided to build our home, we were pretty naive to the process. We are blessed to have met Ryan and 42º North to help educate us on the process, and point out specific things we never thought of. Ryan has been the single most important asset in our home-build process – not only designing us a house we absolutely love, but also looking out for our best interests when dealing with other parties, such as builders, vendors, etc. The integrity that the guys at 42º North have is rare, and something that shouldn’t be taken lightly. They are swift to hold your hand through the process, and the design work is top-notch. Ryan’s communication is also amazing, making the process with him stress-free and easy going. 42º North is the only architecture firm we will ever recommend and use should we decide to build again. We’re happy to take a friendship out of this year-long process as well, and that is something that you can never put a price on.” Steve & Ashley E, Ada MI
Sears Architects
Grand Rapids, MI Architects and Building Designers
November 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.
Lucid Architecture
Grand Rapids, MI Architects and Building Designers
October 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.
Image Design LLC
Grand Rapids, MI Architects and Building Designers
July 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.
Via Design
Grand Rapids, MI Architects and Building Designers
July 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.
Living Design
Grand Rapids, MI Architects and Building Designers
February 6, 2013
Denise Hopkins did an outstanding job with my gutted condo. She took the floor plan and created a space for me that I never imagined I could have!! She researched, designed and presented me with a package of fantastic colors, awesome furntiure, and sustainable elements for a free flowing, exciting area. It has made me come alive in my own space!! Her experience as an architect, designer and passion for sustainability all melted into one happy place. She considered my budget, presented the plan in a positive and personal manner, and listened to my interests. This is the first time I have ever hired a designer for a project and she made me feel that I deserved to have a wonderful space. And now I have one. She's fantastic!!
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