Knoxville, TN Architects and Building Designers

Is the scope of your home design project beyond simply replacing countertops or flooring? It’s the responsibility of a Knoxville 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 Knoxville, TN interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
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Stephen has decades of experience designing custom homes of exquisite beauty and grace. He was born in Searcy,... Read More
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Knoxville's Certified Professional Building Designer
Our goal is to assist our clients in completion of their projects by providing exceptional quality designs,...
We're a husband and wife architecture firm located in Knoxville, Tennessee. We specialize in renovating historic... Read More
Knox County's Custom Home Designs Best of Houzz 2016 & 2017!
Stephen has decades of experience designing custom homes of exquisite beauty & grace. He has extensive technical...
We are a small architecture and interiors partnership in Knoxville, Tennessee specializing in contemporary... Read More
Knoxville's Award Winning Architecture & Interior Design Firm
We have a passion for all things classical and the craft of traditional architecture, creating timeless designs...
William Andrews Architects is a full-service, architectural firm dedicated exclusively to the design of fine... Read More
Knoxville's Experienced Custom & Log Home Designs - Best of Houzz 2017
Our strength is our ability to listen to the clients needs and desires, ask probing questions, and then formulate...
Creating a true family home is one of the most intimate and challenging efforts you may ever experience. Your new... Read More
Knoxville's Elite Design-Build & Renovation Firm - 2X Best of Houzz
Noble Knights Construction Services, Inc. is a full design/build company, specializing in large and small scale...
We are designers of Rustic American, Mountain Contemporary and Modern Farmhouse homes. At MossCreek, we offer... Read More
Knoxville Area Leading Architectural Firm Best of Houzz 2017
The WystWynd approach to design is refreshing, it's approachable and it's inviting. We coach our clients through...
Welcome to our Houzz page for C3 Studio, LLC! Our dream is to produce the best quality workmanship for our... Read More
Knoxville's Premiere Full-Service Architectural Firm
At William Andrews Architects, we have more than 27 years of designing homes with passion, purpose and presence. ...
Engineering & Building design firm specializing in 3D design. We use 3D Architectural and Mechanical Solid... Read More
Home Design Elements provides comprehensive support for homeowners and builders for both rustic and traditional... Read More
We offer full architectural services including sustainable design, interiors, and planning. Elizabeth Eason... Read More
Sanders Pace Architecture is a regional design practice founded in 2002 by principals John Sanders and Brandon... Read More
· Over 30 years of hands-on experience in Design and Construction? · Knowledge of the technology and design... Read More
WystWynd Designs brings more than three decades of experience with 900+ clients and is well versed in a wide... Read More
R2R studio’s architectural solutions for both residential and commercial projects, large and small, have one aim:... Read More
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Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Knoxville, TN
Stephen Davis Home Designs, LLC
Architects and Building Designers in Knoxville, TN
"Stephen adapted a stock plan for our house, which we called the Fieldstream. The in-office process was focused and creative, while the follow up and plan completion was perhaps a bit less timely. Nevertheless, the result in terms of functionality, flow, and great touches like the desk nook was great."
- warrenhunt0820
Open Door Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in Knoxville, TN
"I am the owner of the Quincy House and my mom is the owner of the Mid Century Kitchen home. We love Open Door Architecture! They created a great design. In both cases maintaining the same footprint, yet rearranging the space to create more function. The design was reasonably priced and they were not fazed by last minute changes of heart. In fact, they designed a beautiful upstairs bedroom and bathroom for this house. After the demolition, we realized implementation would be more than the house was worth. They really saved me here. If I had not had their design, I might have been tempted to start the project only to find out that I was in for more money and time than original thought. They designed a remodel of a downstairs bathroom and bedroom that is turning out nicely. Both Sean and Sarah have been available for me during construction. They have helped me make decisions on such trivial items as grout color all the way up to design of a fireplace mantle. I would highly recommend them for remodel jobs big and small. They are great to work with."
- reneehoyos
Mullikin + Stevens, LLC
Architects and Building Designers in Knoxville, TN
"We were in the market for a complete remodel of our existing home....Mullikin and Stevens provided us with a very pleasant experience, starting with the first draft of our plans to the last detail of our construction. They were extremely knowledgable in all areas but I was most impressed with the lighting details in our home. The color schematics were well chosen and they even assisted us in furniture selections and placements. The cabinets, flooring and even the plumbing fixtures selections were all carefully thought out and the results were lovely. We have been very pleased with the results. The general contractor thought they were very easy to work with and also would recommend them. They helped us to stay close to budget but let us know when there was a need to spend more on certain items. My husband and I both enjoyed our experience and would recommend them without any hesitation."
- Beverly Martin
WilliamAndrewsArchitects
Architects and Building Designers in Knoxville, TN
"I have worked with Bill on numerous projects and found his eye for detail and ability to meet customers expectations to be unmatched."
- Tipton Pools
Johnson Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in Knoxville, TN
"Johnson Architecture has a very professional staff and their designers always do a really great job on architecture and design projects."
- shillho
MossCreek
Architects and Building Designers in Knoxville, TN
"As a professional builder I work with custom and semi custom architects routinely. My experience with Moss Creek has been outstanding. The home plans are well thought out, elevations superb and responsiveness of the team outstanding. Looking forward to building out 2 of their plans this summer. Definitely expect to build more of their designs in the coming year(s) Jack Bartell Canyon Reserve, LLC Developers and Custom Homes"
- jackb25
C3 Studio, LLC
Architects and Building Designers in Knoxville, TN
"Beautiful and detailed design work, excellent client services, and very pleasant to do business with... I'm pretty certain there is nothing these designers cannot achieve when it comes to the world of residential (and commercial) design. I highly recommend the team of C3 Studio as they are not just talented designers but wonderful individuals as well."
- rzp0001
Edge Engineering, Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in Knoxville, TN
"Ms. Gillette does excellent work. I told her I wanted a screened-in porch added to the back of my house, and she listened carefully, came for a site visit, then drew up plans according to what I was looking for. We tweaked it a time or two, and she made me three copies of the plans for my contractor and for permitting. Contractor was most impressed with the quality. Because he wasn't able to build within the time I had available, the contractor ultimately did not take the job. But the plans were lovely, reasonably priced, and very professionally done."
- Dianne Beck
Home Design Elements LLC
Architects and Building Designers in Knoxville, TN
"Samantha Beals has worked as an independent distributor for my company and over the last 15 years. She was also a partner with my company in building a spec home in Wears Valley, TN. In my personal and business experience with Samantha Beals, she has always demonstrated dependability, honesty, dedication and compassion and enthusiasm in all she does."
- shellieval
Elizabeth Eason Architecture LLC
Architects and Building Designers in Knoxville, TN
"Cannot begin to tell you how much we love the house. It is so obvious that experts designed it. The placement on the lot, the views (oh the views!) and the interior layout. It is absolutely stunning and we are just blown away by it! Truly. Working with you was one of the best decisions we could've ever made. Thank you so much."
- Elizabeth Irvin
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How do I find the best Knoxville 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 Tennessee 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 Knoxville 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 Knoxville, TN 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 Knoxville, TN 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 Knoxville 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 Knoxville, TN on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Knoxville architects. You may also look through photos of Tennessee 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 Maryville, Farragut, Clinton, Alcoa and Eagleton Village.

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