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Is the scope of your home design project beyond simply replacing countertops or flooring? It’s the responsibility of a New York 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 York, NY interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
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Architects and Building Designers in New York, NY
"We are totally happy with the results of our kitchen re-do by Berceli. We are in a NYC Classic 6 with a good-sized galley kitchen. We are that NYC rarity, in that we cook almost every night. We were perfectly content with the kitchen footprint, but it sadly needed an upgrade. The estimate we got from the project manager, Samir, was not cheap, but totally accurate. There were no surprises. The designer somehow managed to not only create a beautiful kitchen, but somehow got us a lot more storage in the same space...I still can't figure out how. Cindi helped us with the fine details as colors and backsplash, which added to the overall look. Were there glitches along the way? Of course there were, as you don't tear out a complete kitchen without having some problems. However, Berceli was immediately responsive, answering emails and calls very promptly if something didn't look right. i would hire them again without question."
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Architects and Building Designers in New York, NY
"Archetype did an amazing job for me as architects for the gut renovation of a 8,000 sf townhouse. They created a great plan, paid attention to every detail, were highly responsive in making modifications, went over and beyond the call of duty to get drawings done with a very tight deadline, and were a pleasure to work with. Navigating the permitting process in NYC is complex and arbitrary, but working with Archetype made it quite painless. I look forward to having the opportunity to work with them again in the near future and would highly recommend them."
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kimberly peck architect
Architects and Building Designers in New York, NY
"I live in Manhattan and have a country house in the Catskills upstate. The house is a contemporary design built in the mid 1970's. The "bones" were great but the aesthetic was completely wrong. We had Kimberly redesign the interior of the entire house - from moving electrical work, plumbing, windows and walls to choosing finishes and fixtures. She is amazing and I have referred her to many friends and clients. Next.... the apartment."
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Axis Mundi
Architects and Building Designers in New York, NY
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Studio ST Architects, P.C.
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"Esther Sperber was the consummate professional. Agreeing to prioritize light, space, and storage space, with a modern design and staying within budget, Esther brought creative and smart ideas and design schemes to every phase of our 3 bdrm 2bath home combination and renovation. VIsitors to our home always comment on the seamless layout, abundant closets and clean, unique lines. Esther put her special touches on our kitchen, finding Italian lacquered cabinets; on our built in living room media wall and built in AC/heater cabinets; and on solid wood closet doors with a double line piping, consistent throughout our home. Esther ably managed the contractor and his team as well, checking in regularly and amazingly enough, keeping them on schedule and budget too. While much of the home buying/renovating process can be stressful, Esther was a constant beacon of calm. My husband and I looked forward to each of our meetings with Esther and every time felt that we had accomplished the next step toward building our dream home with the excitement of having "found" that perfect backsplash, flooring, etc. We have recommended Studio ST to many friends already and are happy to do so through houzz."
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Danielé Perna Designs
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"You’ve decided to remodel, have a good idea of the style and perhaps even a contractor of choice. Tempted to handle the process oneself, you quickly becomes aware of a myriad of details that need addressing and an equal number of things that can go wrong. Enter Danielé Perna Designs. No matter how well you planned out your design, Danielé will take it to a new level. Details you would have ignored are given full attention. Feeling you deserve perfection, Danielé works with contractors to exceed your expectations and reduce the stress of renovation. Delivering complete satisfaction is as important to him as providing impeccable style. The result is a beautiful kitchen, delivered on time and on budget, and that exceeded my expectations. Without exaggeration, I couldn’t have done it without him."
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Aaron Bollman & Company, Inc.
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Anjie Cho Architect PLLC
Architects and Building Designers in New York, NY
"We have dealt with Anjie Cho as a General Contractor on a lot of projects. Starting from very small renovation, to whole house projects. we can honestly say that she has been one of the best designers we have ever dealt with. Full attention to details. Not only the bathrooms, and kitchen looked beautiful, they all created a perfect flow throughout the whole house. Pleasure to work with. From Traditional, to contemporary, we have seen a lot of her work. Anjie is an amazing designer that takes the time to understand your style and create beautiful spaces.She has wonderful ideas and is very good at laying out and staying within a budget. We would definitely recommend Anjie to anyone who is looking to re-do their house or commercial space."
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Lilian H. Weinreich, Architects
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"We (Mid-Century Modern Finds) have been working with Lilian Weinreich's office for the past three years finding artwork and furniture for her and for her clients. The collaborative process has been very rewarding, and the end result is a great product. Lilian has a great eye - attention to detail, quality finishes, and an artistic touch. She is courteous, professional, and always a pleasure to work with."
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The Turett Collaborative
Architects and Building Designers in New York, NY
"TCA did a fantastic job on my townhouse. From the first day that I met with them, they distinguished themselves with their ideas, thoroughness and follow-through. They not only came up with creative ideas, but they adapted them to my needs and implemented what I wanted. Their follow up and attention to detail throughout the process was terrific. They are easy to deal with and take responsibility for their work to the very end. I highly recommend them."
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How do I find the best New York 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 New York 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 York 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 York, NY 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 York, NY 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 York 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 York, NY on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to New York architects. You may also look through photos of New York 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 Borough of Bronx, Newark, Jersey City, Yonkers and Paterson.

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