Lincolnia, VA Architects and Building Designers

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Nawrocki Architects is a full-service architectural firm specializing in the design of private residential... Read More
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Premier Washington Area Architect | 2x Best of Houzz Winner
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Moser Architects, PLLC is a full service residential architecture firm offering custom home design and... Read More
Arlington County's Exclusive Architect + Building Design Professional
Robert Schindler is the founder and hands-on owner of Main Street Design Co. LLC. Robert works closely with his...
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Arlington & DC Architecture Firm 3x Best of Houzz Winner!
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Wiedemann Architects, LLC is a full-service architectural firm with experience in all scales of design projects,...
Claude C. Lapp Architects, LLC is a distinguished and award-winning architectural firm specializing in the... Read More
Arlington's Award-Winning Sustainable Architecture Firm BOH 2017
We do residential design for new homes, additions and renovations with a "strong green lean." We focus on...
Northern Virginia's 2016 AIA Award Winning Architect and Designer
We specialize in new construction, remodels & additions. We provide clever reuse of existing space & materials &...
BEST OF HOUZZ 2015, 2016, 2017, & 2018 Purple Cherry Architects is a high-end residential architecture firm... Read More
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Fairfax County Full Service Design-Build Firm Best of Houzz 2013-2018!
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KUBE architecture is an award winning modern architecture studio that challenges the norms of daily life and... Read More
Full-Service Architecture Firm Specializing in Residential Spaces
At Nawrocki Architects, we design to our client's budget and schedule. We tailor our services to each client's...
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Northern Virginia's Preferred Architect
We specialize in new homes, renovations & additions to existing residences. Starting with both the site and the...
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Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Lincolnia, VA
Nawrocki Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Lincolnia, VA
"I have known Michael Nawrocki professionally for over 25 years. His skills as an architect include the following qualities: professional, respectful of the clients needs, problem solver, skillful and experienced with new and old construction, even and pleasant demeanor. Having worked with Michael on renovating our barn/studio, since featured in several publications including Home and Design, and on major renovations to our Civil War era house, I recommend Michael for the highest honor - trust. I trust him. He is honest, polite and always mindful. Bottom line- it is a pleasure to live and work in the spaces that Michael has designed for us."
- gnassikas
New Dimensions, Inc
Architects and Building Designers in Lincolnia, VA
"Did a lot of research to make the decision to use NDi for our new home construction. Very pleased with price and product!"
- peekayr
Ileana Schinder, PLLC
Architects and Building Designers in Lincolnia, VA
"We met with Ileana to discuss possible renovation ideas to our 1960s house to open up the space and to re-think our upstairs bathrooms. She designed the project in a way that allowed us to consider the two pieces (upstairs and downstairs) both separately and together. We originally thought we would focus on the upstairs initially, but we were so happy with the redesigned first floor that we ended up deciding to tackle this project first. We contracted with a local company to do the work, and they have had no problems following Ileana's architectural drawings."
- espatel
Moser Architects PLLC
Architects and Building Designers in Lincolnia, VA
"I recommended Moser Architects, PLLC to everyone looking to build or renovate in the DMV area. Sarah took our quaint Cape Cod home in North Arlington and made it into a beautiful home for a growing family. We told Sarah how we wanted to keep the charm and curb appeal that fit the neighborhood, and she surpassed our expectations. Our home could not be more functional thanks to Sarah's expertise, and we are always receiving compliments. Our open floor plan with large amounts of natural light could not be more perfect. If we ever take the plunge to purchase another home in NOVA in need of renovations, Sarah will receive the first phone call."
- elleopatout
Koncept Design + Build
Architects and Building Designers in Lincolnia, VA
"Architect Ken Marzullo created a design for the total renovation of our house from the foundation up. He personally oversaw most of the construction to ensure an exceptional level of quality work. The renovation was completed in a timely manner while even meeting our requests for change orders. Ken listened well and was very creative in interpreting what we wanted. Additionally, while we felt that our input was very welcomed, we really appreciated Ken’s recommendations and explanations regarding several aspects of the design from practical and functional perspectives that we had not considered, rather than simply doing what we asked. As construction progressed, Ken seemed to view our project with the same level of thoughtfulness and care that he would in his own home in terms of identifying enhancements and making adjustments as the project progressed. In essence, Ken not only did what he said he was going to do, but even more. With respect to the sub-contractors, there was exceptional coordination of the work of numerous tradesmen resulting in very minimal down time. Quality control during the course of construction was excellent; for example, 90% of the items that we noted for attention were addressed before we even mentioned them. The finished project exceeded our expectations; we would highly recommend Ken Marzullo as an architect for anyone considering a renovation or a design for a new home"
- jyoungerjd
FORMA Design
Architects and Building Designers in Lincolnia, VA
"I worked with Forma to completely furnish and decorate my condo. The results were amazing. I strongly recommend them. David I"
- disraelite
Claude C. Lapp Architects, LLC
Architects and Building Designers in Lincolnia, VA
"We have used Claude C. Lapp for architectural plans for updates and additions to our 1931 "Cotswold" cottage three times. He has also done work for other family members and friends. He is very intuitive and maintains the proper period or style of the house while making it functional and aesthetically pleasing. He is very gifted and we wouldn't hesitate to refer him to anyone interested in making their existing home more functional or enjoyable or for drawing plans for a new build."
- Lynn Pendleton
Purple Cherry Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Lincolnia, VA
"I would highly reccomend Cathy Cherry. I had the pleasure of working with her on a house that she designed for Baldwin Homes for the Maryland Green Show Home. The area that I designed and furnished was the Kitchen, Eat-in Area and Great Room. I love how she designed the areas to be an open floor plan. I find that homeowners in this area of Maryland like open floor plans because it is a more interactive but, casual way of life. When I heard that Cathy was designing the home and wanted it to be a "tidal" home I knew that her style would fit hand in glove with my "Chesapeake Cozy" style. The architectural detail on the home was top notch. In my area, I particularly loved the strong columns. I repeated the detail in my custom built-ins flanking the fireplace. It was easy to plan the interior design around Cathy's classic taste! Gina Fitzsimmons, ASID"
- Gina Fitzsimmons ASID NKBA
Donald Lococo Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Lincolnia, VA
"I have been working with Donald Lococo Architects for the past two years on a large residential project in Alexandria, Virginia. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Donald and his staff. The house is a fabulous hybrid: traditional front facade contrasted with a thoroughly modern section in the back. The house is nearing completion...seeing this space come together - full of glass, light and dramatic open spaces - has been wonderful to watch. Five star design...five star firm!"
- Palindrome Design, LLC
KUBE architecture
Architects and Building Designers in Lincolnia, VA
"Kube Architecture designed a new rear to my 19th Century row house. You can look it up on Houzz where it was featured. We loved working with Rich and Janet and their staff. They are full of good ideas, and we got the fun, edgy, and functional space we always wanted, still respecting the bones of the old house and its quirks. Kube is responsive, creative, clever, thoughtful, and always understanding of client needs, not just design imperatives. Moreover, they are so great to work with, they really listen and care about how you live in your space. They use the best modern materials, and like to experiment. They are especially known for their handling of light and color. Modern isn't so serious or cold when Kube designs it! I can't wait to hire them again."
- marciasilcox
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How do I find the best Lincolnia 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 Virginia 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 Lincolnia 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 Lincolnia, VA 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 Lincolnia, VA 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 Lincolnia 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?


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