Minneapolis, MN Architects and Building Designers

Is the scope of your home design project beyond simply replacing countertops or flooring? It’s the responsibility of a Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis, MN interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
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Partners 4, Design is a residential design and build firm, a single source for kitchen and bath improvement. The... Read More
Award Winning Twin Cities Design Build Firm Best of Houzz 2013-2018
Established in 1982, TreHus is a full-service design/build firm. This means that we employ in-house designers and...
  • Click to Call(612) 284-4716
  • 94 projects in the Minneapolis area
Twin Cities Award Winning Architectural Firm - Best of Houzz 2018 Winner Principal Architect & Owner, James... Read More
  • Click to Call(612) 979-1954
  • 12 miles from Minneapolis, 20 projects in Minneapolis
Minneapolis' Award-Winning Design Construction Company - Best of Houzz
At Locale, we believe that great design can enhance the way we live and we strive to make every project have a...
  • Click to Call(612) 324-0539
  • 13 projects in the Minneapolis area
HBRE is a team that focuses on the client and making sure our design and your dream align. Our structure gives... Read More
  • Click to Call(763) 337-3585
  • 9 miles from Minneapolis, 14 projects in Minneapolis
Custom Design-Build Firm serving Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin
Specializing in lake home, cabin, and cottage design, Lands End Development brings unique talent & enthusiasm to...
DLD renovates and improves homes that are too small, poorly laid out, or simply outdated. We work with what you... Read More
Southwest Suburb Premier Architect & Designer
JAL is a full service Architectural firm serving the Twin Cities community. Established in 1998, the firm has...
Meriwether Felt is an architect that designs custom residences. Her years of experience in listening &... Read More
  • Click to Call(612) 850-1670
  • 8 miles from Minneapolis, 15 projects in Minneapolis
Your Twin Cities Distinguished Design & Construction Firm
Stephen A. Rudnicki Design works hard to make your home a work of art. We create breathtaking views, and make...
  • Click to Call(320) 297-6086
  • 16 projects in the Minneapolis area
Joy Martin is a licensed Minnesota Architect with 13 years of experience working in a variety of architecture... Read More
The Twin Cities' Award-Winning Architectural Firm
Working as a guide and creative catalyst, we blend the homeowners' tastes and functional demands with...
Spirited Minnesota Architecture & Design / Repeat Best of Houzz Winner
Sharratt Design & Company is an architectural practice committed to the individual, expressive spirit of each and...
  • Click to Call(952) 470-9750
  • 71 projects in the Minneapolis area
At David Heide Design Studio, we believe in honoring the past while planning for the future. We think of houses... Read More
Award Winning Minneapolis Architect 4 Time Best of Houzz Winner
Since 1977 we have provided creative design for residential projects. Whether it be modern, contemporary or...
The Twin Cities' Prominent Architect | 7x Best of Houzz
Ron Brenner Architects brings over 25 years experience designing single family homes, community facilities and...
  • Click to Call(651) 401-8758
  • 21 projects in the Minneapolis area
Archos Architecture & Design, P.A. provides professional architecture design services in the greater Twin Cities... Read More
  • Click to Call(651) 383-2366
  • 9 miles from Minneapolis, 13 projects in Minneapolis
Minnesota's Most Creative Architects
We Bring Your Dreams Home. We engage clients through dialogue and generating ideas. We become the instrument of...
Minneapolis / St. Paul Architect: 25+ Years of Experience
Archos Architecture & Design, P.A. provides professional architecture design services in the greater Twin Cities...
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  • 29 projects in the Minneapolis area
J.Sweitzer-Architects is a full service architectural firm specializing in traditional, transitional, modern and... Read More
  • Click to Call(612) 220-3283
  • 7 miles from Minneapolis, 13 projects in Minneapolis
Minneapolis Area Architect - 7x Best of Houzz Award Winner
Specializing in Residential Design of New Homes and Remodel projects. Conceptual designs, Schematic Design,...
  • Click to Call(763) 710-2625
  • 10 projects in the Minneapolis area
Minneapolis's Award Winning Architect Design Builder
Eskuche Design specializes in timeless designed new home construction and major renovations.
  • Click to Call(612) 324-1628
  • 12 projects in the Minneapolis area
At SALA we believe that our client collaborations transcend the idea of style. We strive to create thoughtful,... Read More
Twin Cities Award Winning Architectural Firm
James has an ability to approach each project as a brand new opportunity, starting with a conversation with his...
  • Click to Call(612) 979-1954
  • 37 projects in the Minneapolis area
We are a close-knit, highly collaborative team of professional listeners and dream makers who don’t take... Read More
Minneapolis Expert Architect and Designer
Our residential architectural practice focuses on the people. The architectural style that emerges is driven by...
Repeat BEST OF HOUZZ winner with over 30 years experience designing custom homes, we work across the country on... Read More
  • Click to Call(952) 470-9750
  • 17 miles from Minneapolis, 14 projects in Minneapolis
Twin Cities Design Studio Offering Architecture & Landscape Services
We engage our work with a balanced consideration of economic, environmental and cultural performance with a...
U+B Architecture & Design is an award-winning architecture and interiors firm based in Minneapolis. Our strategic... Read More
Twin Cities Architecture and Construction Firm
Albers Design LLC is a woman owned interior design, architecture and construction management advisory firm...
"Your Home Is Our Passion." The desire to create beautifully crafted homes that reflect each of our customers... Read More
  • Click to Call(952) 473-8777
  • 14 miles from Minneapolis, 3 projects in Minneapolis
Twin Cities Award Winning Architects Best of Houzz
With over 20 years of experience, we specialize in new construction, additions, renovations and adaptive reuse....
At Fluidesign Studio, we push the boundaries of design, thinking outside the box to discover unseen... Read More
Twin Cities Superior Residential Architectural Design, Best of Houzz
Located in Eden Prairie, Hart's Design specializes in high quality architectural design services for both new...
  • Click to Call(952) 649-5797
  • 14 projects in the Minneapolis area
Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Minneapolis, MN
Partners 4, Design
Architects and Building Designers in Minneapolis, MN
"Partners4Design was able to "see" our space in a way no other designer I worked with. Their design is beautiful and functional - we are very pleased with the work. Rick, the general contractor, is a delight. I definitely recommend their work from start to finish!"
- judymortrude
James McNeal Architecture and Design
Architects and Building Designers in Minneapolis, MN
"It's rare to find an architect that immediately grasps your clients' vision, especially when they don't know what they want (or need)...often times, it's a process that takes many meetings. Jim was able to work with my clients and create a completely new, unique and wonderfully artful design that transformed an average home into a showcase that will both functional and beautiful. His attention to detail will be evident in every aspect of the home design."
- orke45
HBRE
Architects and Building Designers in Minneapolis, MN
"Robbie, Adam and there entire crew were great to work with. We had a large project at hand and they completed on time even with my many changes along the way. I love my new kitchen, bathroom and main floor laundry room so much I hired them back to do my master bathroom! And my sister has since hired the crew to open up her kitchen and put new hardwood floors through out her house. Great company that you can trust. ~Angela and Andrew"
- Angela Seitzer
David Lund Design
Architects and Building Designers in Minneapolis, MN
"When we hired David Lund to design our kitchen, new bathroom and new mudroom, we weren't sure what to expect. We had never undertaken such a large remodeling project before and we were overwhelmed with getting the layout exactly right and incorporating all the "little extras" we wanted in our dream kitchen. David took a pile of tear sheets that we'd saved, listened intently to our desires and concerns, and came back with plans that were so complete that even our contractor commented they were the best plans he'd ever worked with. What's more, David's suggestions for design picks completely changed the way we think about making choices for our home. He opened our eyes to options (hello, green penny tile!) that we would have never considered, and made us become better home decorators. He also retained the integrity of our nearly 100-year-old home by making countless choices that are consistent with its design period. When the project was complete it was not only exactly what we wanted, but was also filled with details we didn't know we wanted until he put them into place. We have a lot of envious friends."
- kdspanier
Meriwether Inc
Architects and Building Designers in Minneapolis, MN
"Meriwether listened carefully, worked closely with us, and then knocked it out of the park on design! I couldn't recommend her more highly. She is the rare combination of practical problem solving, experience and actual design talent – the spark, the touch, the eye – that design-and-build combo operations can never even approach. Meriwether also stayed on the scene throughout construction and served as a bulldog advocate for our interests with the builder. As you can tell, we are thrilled. Our remodeled home now has flow, panache and usability. Highest grade. We'd hire her again in a heart beat."
- matala99
Joy Martin Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in Minneapolis, MN
"I hired Joy for a major remodeling project for my Edina home. Joy was not only attentive, a great listener, responsive and extremely professional but, also fun to work with! One of the things I really appreciated is she was very attuned to my style and taste and helped me tremendously with the various selections that needed to be made. I would highly recommend Joy. I have worked with several industry recognized architects throughout the years and she was by far the best! Kristine Merta"
- kmerta
David Heide Design Studio
Architects and Building Designers in Minneapolis, MN
"David and his team provide an outstanding level of expertise and service. We hired them to help us figure out how to slowly renovate our 100 year old home, and they helped us identify what was important to us, develop a mission statement for how we approach renovations, and then they collaborated with a team of contractors and vendors to put together a comprehensive book describing our home, its current condition, what needs repairs, and how much those repairs would cost. They also included several options for the areas that we are interested in remodeling down the road. We have also used them to pick out and install window treatments that respect the heritage of the house. They are certainly not the cheapest option out there, but they cannot be beat in terms of excellence and expertise!"
- allimarie
Archos Architecture & Design, P.A.
Architects and Building Designers in Minneapolis, MN
"As a Landscape Architect I have worked with Michael Eckardt/Archos Architecture and Design on numerous residential building and remodel projects. Michael has always been professional, thorough and has always exceeded the customers expectations. He has a complete understanding of all available materials, the importance of the details and their application in the design. My confidence in Michael's ability is evident in the fact that I hired him to design and plan a substantial porch addition to our home. The result, as expected, was fabulous."
- johnturrittin
J.Sweitzer-Architects LLC
Architects and Building Designers in Minneapolis, MN
"Jeff did the design on our condo in downtown Minneapolis as well as the remodel of our Naples, FL condo. He did the overall design as well as overseeing the work. Both were very tasteful and exactly what we were looking for, it could not have been better. The Minneapolis condo (Rock Island Lofts) was designed and built out in about summer of 2004, and the Naples condo in summer of 2011."
- markgdillon
SALA Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Minneapolis, MN
"We have had the pleasure of collaborating with SALA Architects on multiple projects. Each time they have brought something fresh to the table and are constantly thinking outside the box. They also have an innate attention to detail and are great at communicating. Overall, they have been a pleasure to work with."
- Partners 4, Design
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How do I find the best Minneapolis 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 Minnesota 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 Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis, MN 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 Minneapolis, MN 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 Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis, MN on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Minneapolis architects. You may also look through photos of Minnesota 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 Saint Paul, Plymouth, West Coon Rapids, Woodbury and Coon Rapids.

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