Memphis, 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 Memphis 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 Memphis, TN interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
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McCLURE | architecture is a small boutique architectural firm engaged in upper-end custom residential work.... Read More
Memphis Leading Architect & Designer - 3x Best of Houzz!
John Harrison Jones Architect is a full-service professional design firm. The firm's three talented designers...
Our firm specializes in residential architecture that captures and enhances our clients vision, goals, and... Read More
Memphis Area's Expert Eco-Architecture Firm
We are an architecture firm and more, designing 'with nature’ to create a more comfortable home for our clients...
Located in the South Main Arts District of Downtown Memphis, John Harrison Jones Architect is a full-service... Read More
Memphis' High Quality Architecture Firm Best of Houzz 2016 Winner
Our firm specializes in residential architecture that captures and enhances our clients' visions, goals, and...
We shape your dreams into LEGACY HOME PLANS. Custom Home Plans with your family in mind. Custom Home... Read More
Memphis Professional Architect & Designer Best of Houzz Winner 2018
Our approach is based firmly on our intrinsic nature to listen & observe. From this foundation we pursue...
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Shelby County's Experienced Architect + Building Designer
Seasoned architect specializing in all phases of residential and commercial architecture. Looking forward to...
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After approximately four decades of working in the professional design business and formal design educations our... Read More
By Design is a residential design firm with over 25 years of combined experience among its staff. When it comes... Read More
Offering services in all aspects of art & design with thirty years of experience in a wide variety of media... Read More
A Nationally Published and Award-winning Home Design Firm. Designer Michael E. Nelson is a Certified Professional... Read More
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Concept Architectural Designs, design consultants. Our company designs and creates cad generated building plans.... Read More
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Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Memphis, TN
McClure Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in Memphis, TN
"Mark McClure provided plans for a remodel which included a laundry room/mudroom and two bathrooms as well as a screen porch addition for our home. He was extremely easy to work with and we LOVE the design. The porch is exactly what we had ever dreamed of including a sitting area with fireplace, dining area, and a grilling area. Everyone who sees it loves it! The overall design is very unique and fits perfectly with our existing 1930s Old English style home. We highly recommend McClure Architecture!"
- Carmen
Shapiro & Company Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Memphis, TN
"Working with Brad Shapiro was the best money I spent in the whole process. We used Brad from start to finish, not just to draw the plans and hand to the builder. He helped us create the vision for our custom home, take the vision to a concept stage, get the concept on paper, modify it on the fly to accommodate our changing thoughts or to add exciting new direction and details we hadn't considered. From there he worked seamlessly with us and our builder on every phase to complete the construction in a way that held true to the original vision and resulted in a home second to none. If you want a firm that is easy to work with and has you and your family's best interest in mind, not their own, and you want a close, personal, working relationship with your architect, Shapiro & Company is the preeminent choice."
- pkssmith
John Harrison Jones, AIA Architect
Architects and Building Designers in Memphis, TN
"My wife and I could not be happier than we are with the work John Jones and his office did on the renovation of our mid-century modern house. They were very sensitive of our desire to re-make the house a true reflection of the original architect's vision (which had been clouded by numerous changes), while improving the space planning to better fit our life style. John was always accessible, patient, and receptive to our input and feedback. He intuitively understood what was really important to us, improved on the ideas we gave him, and diplomatically steered us away from decisions that were not true to the overall vision or impractical. John's work for us transcended craft and truly became art. Besides exceeding our expectations for the project, he has been recognized by his peers in the AIA for "The elegance and simplicity with which they followed through to the rejuvenation of this house is worthy of commendation." He was also awarded the Fay Jones Award for this project. I can honestly say that we are entirely satisfied with John's work. He has our highest recommendation."
- benlewistrumpet
Legacy Home Plans LLC
Architects and Building Designers in Memphis, TN
"We hired Legacy to design and complete a renovation that involved adding a play area above our previously two-story Hearth Room. The work was completed ahead of schedule and as described in contract. Crew was courteous. Excellent communication between contractor and myself. The work met my high expectations and I would highly recommend Legacy for other design and renovation work."
- Jeanna Davidson
Kelly Shannon Kirk Five One
Architects and Building Designers in Memphis, TN
"Kelly is a true perfectionist in his design services. He is always looking at the project in a holistic manner that out of the realm of his clients. We learned early on that we need to trust his opinion and judgment because he is constantly keeping everything in check- our design requirements, the budget, and the vision of the project itself. Sometimes he will push you in a direction you may be unsure of and doubt it, but the end result was outstanding! He is not your guy if you want something quick and dirty! He is quality and patience."
- afshanlatif01
Ralph Jones Home Plans, LLC
Architects and Building Designers in Memphis, TN
"We find the staff at Ralph Jones Home Plans very professional in every way. Jan has on many occasions went above and beyond the services she provided my firm. We would highly recommend Jan and the team at Ralph Jones."
- memphisinvestmenthouses
Shannon Design Enterprises, Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in Memphis, TN
"Claudia is a highly qualified and talented professional. She has helped us on several large projects. We have used her services on everything from the start of house plans to the finish of the home, updating of an entire house, and refreshing of décor and accessories. She always does research on her projects before meeting with us and never disappoints with her ideas. Very seldom did we disagree with her proposed plan on a project . It was a pleasure to work with her and she always seemed to understand our wants and needs, sometimes even before we knew them. Also we never had to worry that something would not be done if there was a deadline she had to meet. All of these qualities have made it a pleasure to work with her on all of the different projects we have had. She has successfully completed a new build and four remodels for us. We can't imagine having done any of them without her help."
- pam_crowson
By Design
Architects and Building Designers in Memphis, TN
"One of the best decisions we made in the building process was having Bruce design our house plans. He was extremely helpful and was nothing but a pleasure to work with. Anytime we had a change he was right there to help us and trust me, we had a lot of last second changes! I highly recommend Bruce and will use him for any other future projects I have! SCOTT Burton"
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WILD STUDIO
Architects and Building Designers in Memphis, TN
"I had Russell paint my house last summer. His attention to detail and doing the job right is a major plus. I am very pleased with the results."
- Margie Drew
Nelson Design Group, LLC
Architects and Building Designers in Memphis, TN
"I had worked with an architect for 9 mos. I could not get what we wanted in our new house. It was like he wanted to make the house his way, not mine. Someone referred me to this design group. From the minute I met with them, I felt welcomed and important. After 3 hrs., we had a plan. Over the next 21/2 mos. we tweaked and made the house just as I wanted it. They were very good listeners and strived to please. They would always focus on what I wanted. I would explain why I wanted something and they made it happen. This is a great group to work with and I would refer them to anyone! Hoping to start building next month."
- Wanda Makool
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How do I find the best Memphis 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 Memphis 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 Memphis, 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 Memphis, 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 Memphis 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 Memphis, TN on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Memphis 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 in Southaven, Collierville, Germantown, Olive Branch and West Memphis.

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