Indianapolis, IN Architects and Building Designers

Is the scope of your home design project beyond simply replacing countertops or flooring? It’s the responsibility of an Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis, IN interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
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HAUS is a boutique design studio of Indianapolis Architects helping clients design highly personal, customized,... Read More
Indianapolis' Residential Design Firm
We are particularly adept in adapting the design process to each clients needs & schedule, without sacrificing...
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  • 2 projects in the Indianapolis area
Gary Nance offers more than thirty years of residential and commercial design experience. He brings a fresh mix... Read More
  • Click to Call(317) 836-5134
  • 15 miles from Indianapolis, 7 projects in Indianapolis
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Leading Architect Firm in the greater Indianapolis Area
Our goal is to lead our clients through a planning, design, and implementation process supports our clients'...
  • Click to Call(317) 420-2979
  • 7 projects in the Indianapolis area
Demerly Architects is a full service architectural studio specializing in custom residential design. Founded... Read More
Indianapolis Architectural Designer | 4X Best Of Houzz Award Winner
Gary Nance offers more than thirty years of residential and commercial design experience. He brings a fresh mix...
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  • 13 projects in the Indianapolis area
Founded in 1968, Rowland Design is a collection of architects, graphic and interior designers united by one goal:... Read More
Marion County's Premier Custom Design Firm | Best of Houzz 2017
Established in 1946, H.G. McCullough Designers, Inc. is all about designing distinctive custom homes, combining...
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  • 2 projects in the Indianapolis area
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Collaborative & Creative Indianapolis Based Architecture Firm
PUZZELLO ARCHITECTURE PRACTICE, based in Indianapolis, is the collaborative office of architect Paul Puzzello....
Full service Residential Design firm, specializing in one-of-a-kind custom homes in Carmel, Indianapolis,... Read More
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  • 15 miles from Indianapolis, 3 projects in Indianapolis
Indianapolis Area Low-Cost Architectural House Plans and Remodels
Young Architecture Services offers a wide range of architecture services for home builders, general contractors,...
  • Click to Call(317) 661-4029
  • 12 projects in the Indianapolis area
Freelance architect in Indianapolis specializing in projects of all sizes including renovations to new... Read More
Indianapolis Area Licensed Residential Architect Best of Houzz 2016
My focus is on residential architecture, those places we all call “home.” My goal is simple: I’m a...
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  • 15 projects in the Indianapolis area
Building design - Complete home design plus Additions and Remodels, Interior design, Feng Shui consultation,... Read More
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Top Rated Hamilton County Home Designer- 4x Best of Houzz Winner!
We are a residential drafting service providing builders, contractors, and home plan buyers affordable custom...
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  • 2 projects in the Indianapolis area
Hamilton County's Preferred Custom Home Design Firm | 7X Best of Houzz
Full service Residential Design firm, specializing in custom homes, based in Carmel, IN, but designing homes...
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  • 10 projects in the Indianapolis area
Young Architecture Services is an Architecture Firm that can tailor house drawings, commercial floor designs, or... Read More
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  • 14 miles from Indianapolis, 1 project in Indianapolis
Indianapolis Premier Architectural Firm Best of Houzz 2012-2015
Founded in 2001, Demerly Architects is a full service architectural studio specializing in custom residential...
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  • 5 projects in the Indianapolis area
AXIS is a national studio for architecture, planning and design founded by Drew White and Kevin Cooper in 1995,... Read More
Building a home incurs the greatest financial burden most people will face in a lifetime, and few envision how... Read More
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Over the past 20 years, I have helped hundreds of homeowners design the home of their dreams for about the same... Read More
We provide Professional Residential Architectural Design-Engineering and consulting. With 30 years of hands on,... Read More
Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Indianapolis, IN
HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles
Architects and Building Designers in Indianapolis, IN
"The results from working with Haus were incredible; I could not be happier with the selections they helped guide me toward in my condo remodel. They were courteous, talented and worked hard to handle all the logistics, even on weekends."
- Kevin Poortinga
Gary Nance Design
Architects and Building Designers in Indianapolis, IN
"Gary Nance has worked on several projects for me over the last 25 years and is currently working on designs for a new house. He has intervened and resolved problems we've had with our HOA. Whatever style from traditional to extreme contemporary, Gary's designs are always unique and functional. He is incredibly talented, always has a positive attitude and has never had problems with any of the builders. He has bee a joy to work with!"
- joansteichen
Demerly Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Indianapolis, IN
"absolutely great to work with, patient, can describe details persuasively , great at managing his clients, really knows the details of every aspect of materials, design, etc"
- robin cooper
Rowland Design
Architects and Building Designers in Indianapolis, IN
"we added a second story on top of a ranch style house. Eric's design was really great with so many interesting ideas and they were really great to adapt to the budget. we highly recommend them"
- boissono
Trade Design Studio
Architects and Building Designers in Indianapolis, IN
"We used Trade Design Studio to redesign the main floor of our 120 year old house. The home was dark with many small rooms, and Trade Design Studio opened it up and made bright and airy. It now feels like home! We loved working them on our home and had a wonderful experience. They were very creative and came up with several floor plans and always wanted to know our thoughts and ideas. We would hire Trade Design Studio again in a second. I highly recommend them."
- tiffiniallen
Goldberg Design Group, Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in Indianapolis, IN
"I have worked with Steve on many projects over the years, and he always provides a very detailed set of construction documents. Steve brings a very creative approach to the house design and is able to create a very unique but very comfortable house plan. I used Steve for my personal home, and was very pleased with his work on that as well. I will continue to recommend Goldberg Design Group in the future."
- DB Klain Construction, LLC
Joseph Lese, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Architects and Building Designers in Indianapolis, IN
"Joseph is extremely professional and prompt. He has great decorating taste and is knowledgeable about many different styles and time periods. I had a lot of fun working with him, he is flexible with each clients individual needs."
- moknoble
carol morotti design
Architects and Building Designers in Indianapolis, IN
"I have worked with Carol on a couple of different projects. She has amazing ideas. Carol is always very professional and aware of her clients needs and style. Actually I can not say enough good things about Carol. I will hire her of all future design work. !!!!"
- Nancy Dinwiddie
Badell Interior Designs
Architects and Building Designers in Indianapolis, IN
"Anne does wonderful work, is very creative and has a wonderful eye for interior deign. She can completely change the look, feel and design of a room or an entire home. I would highly recommend her to anybody needing a top notch interior designer."
- Robert Hussey
Young Architecture Services
Architects and Building Designers in Indianapolis, IN
"I had been doing a ton of research on different house plans that would properly fit the lot I own and the capture the available views when I came across a plan of Brian's. I contacted Brian at Young Architecture and let him know that I was interested in his plan and that I need to make some modifications. He quickly responded and let me know that this would not be a problem. We worked together over many months to modify the plans to suit my needs and he was very quick to make the changes and get them back to me to review. I would recommend Brian to anyone interested in building a home that does not want to spend a ton in architectural fees."
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How do I find the best Indianapolis 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 Indiana 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 Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis, IN 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 Indianapolis, IN 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 Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis, IN on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Indianapolis architects. You may also look through photos of Indiana 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 Carmel, Fishers, Lawrence, Greenwood and Speedway.

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