Lake Sarasota, FL Architects and Building Designers

Is the scope of your home design project beyond simply replacing countertops or flooring? It’s the responsibility of a Lake Sarasota 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 Lake Sarasota, FL interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
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We collaborate with our clients to thoroughly understand their program and space needs. By honoring each client’s... Read More
  • Click to Call(941) 302-3490
  • 7 miles from Lake Sarasota, 1 project in Lake Sarasota
Sarasota County's Leading Architects and Building Designers
Beebe Design Studio is a comprehensive architectural design firm specializing in custom residential homes and...
  • Click to Call(941) 256-2981
  • 9 projects in the Lake Sarasota area
We are DSDG Architects - An architecture firm for clients that deserve award-winning architecture, using simple,... Read More
Award Winning Sarasota Architect
I practice a collaborative approach to design with my clients; listening carefully, questioning deeply, and...
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  • 1 project in the Lake Sarasota area
HausDesign Studio is a full service design firm specializing in all phases of architecture, planning, and design.... Read More
Collier County's Award Winning Design and Building Firm
McHarris Planning and Design is a firm with excellent experience and reputation in the public, private and...
Clifford M. Scholz Architects, a leading architecture and design firm in Southwest Florida, provides innovative... Read More
Sarasota County's Leading Architects & Building Designers
We are an architectural drafting & design focusing on residential home and condo remodeling. Nouveau Homes...
  • Click to Call(941) 236-5987
  • 1 project in the Lake Sarasota area
Founded in 1986, Cooper Johnson Smith Architects, Inc. is an award-winning design firm with a successful record... Read More
The Preferred Architectural Design Firm in Sarasota County
With fine precision and quality craftsmanship, Rob Herscoe and Michael Hajjar are master builders who bring 20+...
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  • 1 project in the Lake Sarasota area
Our mission is to provide exceptional architecture and design services. We strive to create comfortable,... Read More
Sarasota County's Custom Residential Architectural Design
OZ Planning & Design has been creating one of a kind custom homes that stand the test of time. We provide...
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  • 3 projects in the Lake Sarasota area
Residential Drafting and Design Company in the Sarasota area for over 35 years. Specializing in custom homes and... Read More
  • 3 miles from Lake Sarasota
Sarasota's Full-Service Architectural, Planning & Interior Design
Visbeen Architects has been in the business of bringing architectural dreams to life - from unique,...
Design Styles Architecture is an award winning architecture firm located in Tampa, Florida. We are a group of... Read More
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George Merlin is a licensed Architect & Interior Designer with over 30 years of diverse experience. He approaches...
  • Click to Call(941) 202-6898
  • 6 projects in the Lake Sarasota area
MISSION Leader Design Studio is a Sarasota, Florida based architecture firm founded in 2011 by Chris Leader.... Read More
Award Winning Architect - Best of Houzz 2013- 2017
Founded in 1992 and celebrating 20 years of successful design collaboration with clients. CMSA has been making a...
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  • 41 projects in the Lake Sarasota area
Las Casitas Architecture & Interiors, LLC is an award winning residential design consulting firm based in... Read More
Sarasota & Highlands Counties Experienced Home Designer
With over 1,300 home design commissions, Phipps has created spectacular, award-winning designs for over 25 years...
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  • 9 projects in the Lake Sarasota area
Founded in 2006, we are locally owned and operated,. We thrive to offer excellent and personalized service to our... Read More
Sarasota’s Modern to Mediterranean Architect | Best of Houzz 2014-2018
We are DSDG, Inc. an architecture firm for clients that deserve award-winning Architecture, using simple, clean...
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  • 39 projects in the Lake Sarasota area
HALFLANTS + PICHETTE is an award winning modern Architecture studio with offices in Sarasota and Tampa. Our... Read More
Sarasota's Award-Winning Architects
We believe design excellence is achieved by carefully analyzing every parameter affecting the development,...
  • Click to Call(941) 952-0084
  • 1 project in the Lake Sarasota area
Internationally-recognized award winning modern residential architecture & design. Having founded a globally... Read More
Sarasota, Florida based architect, Yehuda Inbar has been a leader in architecture in the Sarasota, Manatee and... Read More
We established our organization in 1986 to offer professional Architectural and Interior Design services that are... Read More
Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Lake Sarasota, FL
Architects and Building Designers in Lake Sarasota, FL
"I would highly recommend working with Echt Architects for any project. They receieved their experience working with highly acclaimed firms in major markets. They are familiar with the level of detailing and materials that discerning clients need in a multi-million dollar home. They are also very personable people. That is important, as any major project should be viewed as a partnership between entities. They make a god partner in creating a one of a kind home."
- Nautilus Homes
DSDG Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Lake Sarasota, FL
"Mark Sultana managed to complete a wonderful design for our new home in Sarasota. And this being on the other side of the world (we live in Europe). Can't wait for the final outcome."
- Audrey Sikabonyi
HausDesign Studio LLC
Architects and Building Designers in Lake Sarasota, FL
"As a builder in Sarasota, Florida, I have had the opportunity to work with Michael Bade from HausDesign Studio on several different projects. Michael is very efficient and his knowledge of design is very impressive. I am very pleased with my experience with HausDesign and looking forward to more projects in the future. Jeffrey E. Tucker J. E. Tucker, Inc. Design/Build Firm"
Clifford M. Scholz Architects Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in Lake Sarasota, FL
"Cliff Scholz and his firm are a beacon of excellence, quality and current style in Sarasota. His designs perfectly reflect and respect the beauty of our area's gorgeous surroundings, whether it be the azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico or an established and lush tropical garden lot. He's also a really nice guy!"
- sarasotagirl
Cooper Johnson Smith Architects and Town Planners
Architects and Building Designers in Lake Sarasota, FL
"Stephen Smith designed a waterfront home for my wife and me in Boca Grande, Fl. On a 1 to 10 scale with 10 being the highest mark, we give him a 10. His services produced a one of a kind classic island design that is extremely functional. The comprehensive plans enables us to effectively hard bid the project. After interviewing other qualified architects for the job, it became quite clear that Stephen's plans provided attention to detail like no other architect. Our contractor enjoyed working with Stephen on the project. We simply loved working with him and his ultimate work product."
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EDAD studio
Architects and Building Designers in Lake Sarasota, FL
"Elizabeth and David are wonderful Architects and Designers. We have a beach cottage built in 1938, and with the designs from Elizabeth and David were able to modernize our home but keep many of the original, classic features. The job was designed and managed on time and on budget. The end result was that our home was selected as the Primier Home on the Pass-A-Grille Womans Club Home Tour in 2009. I would recommend them for any project!"
- lauralhunter
JC Drafting & Design, Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in Lake Sarasota, FL
"I contacted John for some drafting and design work for a complex job at my home. Both John and Justin were very professional, honest and very knowledgable in their field of expertise. After a few meetings, John and Justin delivered my final plans for this project and did so in a manner that was easy for me to understand and gave me everything needed to take the next step in completing this project. I recommend JC Drafting and Design highly."
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design styles architecture
Architects and Building Designers in Lake Sarasota, FL
"As a home builder and remodeler serving mainly the Gulf Coast of Pinellas County, we have worked with Design Styles Architecture on many projects ranging from whole house remodels and large custom additions to extraordinary custom homes. The principals and their staff are extremely creative in their approach to design, the on staff architects are talented and the interior design team is exceptional, caring and professional. I take many of my valued customers to them and will continue to."
- J. S. Perry & Co., Inc.
Leader Design Studio
Architects and Building Designers in Lake Sarasota, FL
"Chris Leader is an extremely thoughtful, creative young designer in our community. He is innovative and pushes the envelope of architecture and sustainability standards. We have thoroughly enjoyed working with him since the inception of his company and look forward to a long relationship serving many discerning clients in our community."
- Michael A. Gilkey, Inc.
Las Casitas Architecture and Interiors, LLC
Architects and Building Designers in Lake Sarasota, FL
"I have worked with Las Casitas on many projects currently and in the past. The creativity and artistic detail of their workmanship makes their projects stand out amongst others."
- Kurt R. Crist - Landscape Architect, Inc.
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How do I find the best Lake Sarasota 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 Florida 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 Lake Sarasota 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 Lake Sarasota, FL 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 Lake Sarasota, FL 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 Lake Sarasota 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 Lake Sarasota, FL on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Lake Sarasota architects. You may also look through photos of Florida 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 Sarasota, Bradenton, North Port, West Bradenton and South Bradenton.
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