New Orleans, LA Architects and Building Designers

Is the scope of your home design project beyond simply replacing countertops or flooring? It’s the responsibility of a New Orleans 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 New Orleans, LA interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
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Adamick Architecture is full-service architecture firm specializing in the renovation of historic structures and... Read More
New Orleans Architecture, Interior Design, and Project Management
Established in 2007 by the brother and sister design team of Patrick and Monica Melancon, the firm specializes in...
Volume Zero architectural design studio is the husband-and-wife design firm of architects Michael Cajski and Van... Read More
Mississippi Gulf Coast's Architect and Design Firm | 2X Best of Houzz
The firm offers architectural and interior design services for projects of varying sizes from coastal vacation...
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  • 10 projects in the New Orleans area
Architecture and design are, to a large extent, sculptural art forms involving and even unveiling the human... Read More
Jefferson Parish's Dedicated Architecture Firm - Best of Houzz!
We are licensed architects who help you plan and design homes. We help you navigate the regulatory complexities...
Albert Architecture is a full-service based professional architectural firm located in New Orleans, Louisiana... Read More
Louisiana Architecture That Respects the Past, but Looks to the Future
Specializing in the renovation of historic structures as well as historically accurate new construction, Adamick...
  • Click to Call(504) 608-2975
  • 18 projects in the New Orleans area
A lifelong resident of New Orleans, I graduated from Tulane University School of Architecture in 1989. I... Read More
New Orleans Traditional Architect
Michael Rouchell, lifelong resident of New Orleans, specializes in traditional architectural design for...
  • Click to Call(504) 881-1577
  • 10 projects in the New Orleans area
Archi-Dinamica Architects, LLC is a husband and wife architectural team, Roland A. Arriaga and Jeannette S.... Read More
Premier South Louisiana Residential Architect & Developer
We take time to understand the client’s lifestyle, habits, and family structure - both present and future - to...
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  • 16 projects in the New Orleans area
Digital real estate marketing services: Virtual Staging, 3D renderings, 3D Floor Plans, Schematic 2D Floor Plans... Read More
New Orleans Innovative Full Service Architecture Firm
We take pride in our work and enjoy immersing ourselves in challenging projects. We consider our work to be a...
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  • 12 projects in the New Orleans area
M A Palumbo Studio is a full service architectural design firm. Our focus is renovation and interior architecture... Read More
Houston and New Orleans Experts in Architectural & Interior Design
Winner of Best of Houzz 2013-2016. Montgomery Roth provides full architecture, interior design and procurement...
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  • 15 projects in the New Orleans area
We are a three person Architectural firm specializing in renovation & new residential work, Historic rehab &... Read More
New Orleans Established Architects
Bavido Architecture llc is a three person Architectural firm specializing in New & Remodel Residential work,...
My name is Aaron Robinson, and let’s face it, there is a lot of fluff out there when it comes to marketing... Read More
New Orleans' Innovative Architecture & Design | 3x Best of Houzz
Here at Brian Gille Architects, Ltd. from the earliest programming and design phases, the client’s visions are...
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  • 10 projects in the New Orleans area
Full service architectural firm with varied experience in both Commercial and Residential projects. Edward H.... Read More
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  • 44 miles from New Orleans, 1 project in New Orleans
Watters Architecture is a small practice in Pass Christian, Mississippi. Leah Watters' has extensive construction... Read More
Architecture, Interior Design, Renovation/Remodeling, Commercial, Residential Stephanie Adler has designed... Read More
Dennis Brady Architect is a New Orleans based architecture firm with extensive international experience and a... Read More
Rusty Meyer brings with him a unique lifetime of experience in the designing and building of homes. He was... Read More
Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in New Orleans, LA
Adamick Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in New Orleans, LA
"as a franchisee with the athletes foot i said thanks god i had a geed team from adamick to help us with this project on canal st the athletes foot was it was great working with them and i was very happy with the out come and the fast service they provided to us if it wasn't for them i would never got open just in time for the NBA all start weekend thanks a lot"
- hafeth jabbar
Volume Zero, LLC [architectural design studio]
Architects and Building Designers in New Orleans, LA
"My husband and I purchased a condo in the Warehouse District of New Orleans. It was an open space with generic cabinetry and fixtures. Pretty bare bones. It was going to be a challenge to define the living and dining space in this loft for sure. We hit it off right away with Michael and Van -their communication style was as important as their architectural skills and vision. The process from start to finish was awesome. We ended up with this beautifully designed space -their creativity was second to none. In summary: Hire Volume Zero for your project. Period."
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Brian Gille Architects, Ltd.
Architects and Building Designers in New Orleans, LA
"Brian Gille designed and oversaw the building of our uptown home. Our goal was to build a new home that looked like it had been in our neighborhood for years. We wanted the inside to reflect the old New Orleans design as well. Brian's plan for our home exceeded our expectations! Every square inch was designed with care and was optimally utilized. He worked with us to stay within budget while still designing a home that was beautiful and structurally sound. His staff was excellent and extremely professional. Brian saw our project through the build and his advice and guidance was invaluable!"
- Elizabeth Ehrensing
Albert Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in New Orleans, LA
"Leslie Raymond and Richard Albert designed the renovation for our home- a total restoration of the house which was built in the 1850's in New Orleans. The home had been in disrepair and neglect for many years. My husband and I were interested in restoring the home to it's former glory- preserving the beautiful original elements while renovating to standards of present day living. This was quite a challenge- design wise. From start to finish, Leslie and Richard paid attention to our vision, and produced spectacular results! Always available and ready to answer our questions, Leslie and Richard achieved our dream. The elegant touches that Leslie designed and collaborated with us to execute, have made our home first class in every detail. We are so happy with the restoration, and highly recommend Leslie and Richard as your architects. Susan and Ronnie Mizell"
- sumizell
Michael Rouchell Architect
Architects and Building Designers in New Orleans, LA
"Michael was introduced to us by our builder, and was hired to design a new two story home. He is easy to work with, listened to our needs and wants and drew beautiful plans."
- khinnant
Archi-Dinamica Architects, LLC
Architects and Building Designers in New Orleans, LA
"Excellent service Roland was very nice, a good listener, came up with good ideas, easy to get in touch with, reasonably priced, and fast delivery."
- lbaronstudio
Architects and Building Designers in New Orleans, LA
"I used Blue-Sketch to generate 3D floor plans for a very unusual property: a hexagon shaped condo. I was really impressed with the quality of the output. Service was prompt and communication was excellent. Highly recommended."
- craig_sauer25
m a palumbo studio
Architects and Building Designers in New Orleans, LA
"Marie brings to her clients true interior design experience with a great vision for use of space. She actually listens to her clients and uses her architectural design skill to work with them to create great new rooms as well as renovations of kitchens, bathrooms, master suites, closets, as well as other rooms. I enjoy working with her because she also can coordinate and supervise the project and is very well organized with respect to project operations. As the owner of a stone fabrication and installation company (countertops), I like the planning meetings throughout the construction/installation process to ensure the effective and efficient flow of the various working entities."
- LaBruyere Stone
Bavido Architecture llc
Architects and Building Designers in New Orleans, LA
"Sam Bavido Jr. designed an Acadian in the Hayes Towne tradition on a private lake in Slidell. Sam was immediately approachable, highly knowledgable, and gave us a beautiful home. With personal touches Sam gave our home the character we both identify with including touches of technology to make our home comfortable and very livable. We are planning out next project now and Mr. Bavido of course is our first contact. We know it's the best move to make to begin your dream project as we have. We recommend highly Mr. Bavido's creativity and imaginative purpose for any project. Don't build your home without him."
- Edward Michael
redesign architectural studios
Architects and Building Designers in New Orleans, LA
"Aaron did such great job on my kitchen, living room and bathroom! He turned the images in my head into actual plans for my contractors. He will be doing the balance of my remodel! Any time there was a change on-site, he adjusted it so that we had current plans. Just ask him for his work! You will see the quality! I am incredibly picky and he was better than anything I could have imagined. He met every deadline and was reasonable. I only wish I had more finished photos."
- Jess
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How do I find the best New Orleans 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 Louisiana 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 New Orleans 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 New Orleans, LA 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 New Orleans, LA 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 New Orleans 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 New Orleans, LA on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to New Orleans architects. You may also look through photos of Louisiana 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 Jefferson, River Ridge, Metairie Terrace, Metairie and Kenner.

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