Northport, AL Architects and Building Designers

Is the scope of your home design project beyond simply replacing countertops or flooring? It’s the responsibility of a Northport 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 Northport, AL interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
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Founded in 2001, McLelland Architecture has produced designs for several dozen projects of various scales across... Read More
Tuscaloosa's Distinguished Residential & Commercial Architecture Firm
Mclelland Architecture is committed to the realization of a progressive southern architecture that combines a...
Jeffrey Dungan discovered a love for art and drawing at a young age while growing up on a family farm in rural... Read More
ArchitectureWorks, formed in 1995, is based in Birmingham, Alabama. We are dedicated to the craft of our... Read More
Twenty five years of gracious livable homes characterized by simplicity of massing, harmonious proportion, and... Read More
John M. Holmes Architect has been a practicing registered architect since 1978. He is registered in Alabama,... Read More
Studio C Architecture & Interiors specializes in custom designed residential projects ranging from new... Read More
Welcome to bDot – a Birmingham, AL architecture studio with a holistic approach to design and space, offering... Read More
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We are an Architecture and Interior Design firm based in Birmingham, Alabama. We value relationships and believe... Read More
We are a full service architecture firm specializing in residential design. People have different housing needs... Read More
Appleseed Workshop is proud to have led some of Birmingham’s most innovative construction projects over the last... Read More
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Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Northport, AL
McLelland Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in Northport, AL
"After having seen several projects, residential and commercial, McLelland Architecture had completed, we decided to go with the expertise of Jon McLelland. What attracted me most were innovative ideas, an interest in sustainability and LEED, and the proven talent to combine older historical buildings with a touch of modern. We received expert drawings, as well as great recommendations for our residential kitchen remodel, a major undertaking in an older home that required the removal of load bearing walls and complete reconfiguration of the space. McLelland Architecture provided fantastic services, and we would hire them again in a heart beat - highly recommended!"
- rasmal
Jeffrey Dungan Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Northport, AL
"My name is Brad Zeitlin and my firm is New Orchard and Woodford Capital. I have known Jeff Dungan for approximately 10 years. I have worked with him on several projects - from single family homes to large mixed use projects. Without question, Jeff is the most talented architect with whom I have ever worked. I also hired Jeff to design my personal home which was an incredibly rewarding experience - both personal and professional. Jeff understood the needs of my family and collaborated throughout the process until we achieved what I would call a masterpiece. Regarding the mixed use and resort projects - some which were large scale and had complexities including underground garages, roof top pools etc..., Jeff had the design ability - and the understanding of engineering requirements and cost considerations. He is an EXCELLENT architect and an incredible person. Feel free to call me at 850-685-7859 if you want to speak with me further. Brad"
- zeitlinb
Architects and Building Designers in Northport, AL
"They were very professional & had a wealth of knowledge about architecture & their ideas for my home remodeling project. My budget & current personal situation is keeping me from this project at this time. Their prices were very reasonable but I need to wait a while before I'm ready to start this project."
- zizzie
Michael Eric Dale
Architects and Building Designers in Northport, AL
"Eric Dale is an accomplished architectural designer who is able to translate ideas and concepts into beautiful plans that become an amazing home. Eric has said many times " the difference in a good design and a great design is the details" and he thinks through all of the little details. Eric has a great eye and makes sure that every aspect of a design is perfected. I was the beneficiary of his wealth of his experience and could not be happier with my plans and my home."
- llterry
John M. Holmes Architect
Architects and Building Designers in Northport, AL
"We used John Holmes as our architect for a large home addition. Our addition looks like it is original to the house. John is professional, responsive and has a great eye for the beauty and functionality of a completed project. He has been at our side throughout the entire process giving us overall guidance both by making recommendations and just listening. John is experienced, knowledgable, able to "tweak" to keep within budget and has been timely in getting back with us. He is extremely easy to work with and a pleasure to be around. We give John top marks as an architect and have no hesitations in recommending him to others."
- lindaridolfi
Studio C Architecture & Interiors
Architects and Building Designers in Northport, AL
"Studio C Architecture is simply amazing. I would highly recommend working with them on your next project. - Troy Rhone Garden Design"
- Troy Rhone Garden Design
bDot Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in Northport, AL
"I have been a huge fan of bDot Architecture and the projects and ideas they bring to the market. Their work is flawless...from initial consult, to creative design, to monitoring implementation and completion. The owner, Brian Roberson, whom I've been privileged to know, does a great job at embracing the vision of his clients and bringing that vision to life. If you are looking for top-notch, quality work, I would definitely recommend bDot Architecture and their talented team of professionals."
- Nicole Garner
Israel & Associates, Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Northport, AL
"George and Jamie designed several houses for us over a number of years in Rosemary Beach, Florida. We were very pleased with both the design and construction management services, and had a great time during the process. Highly recommended! Lawson Mabrry"
- lawsonmabry
Christopher Architecture & Interiors
Architects and Building Designers in Northport, AL
"Amazing Company, Amazing Experience! I live in Birmingham Alabama and I have been a part of several projects that started from sketches on paper go to fully furnished homes. The staff is friendly and highly qualified. They exceeded all my expectations."
- crflowers
Hennecy Architecture, Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in Northport, AL
"Craig Hennecy is an extremely talented architect; he is well-versed in a range of styles and extremely sensitive to the needs of his clients--whether aesthetic, budgetary, or otherwise. As a colleague, I worked with Craig on a variety of residential projects while we were both at Henry Sprott Long in Birmingham. In subsequent years, I have kept up with Craig and his practice, and have been quite impressed. I highly recommend considering Craig for residential projects--you won't be disappointed."
- Erdreich Architecture, P.C.
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How do I find the best Northport 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 Alabama 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 Northport 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 Northport, AL 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 Northport, AL 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 Northport 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 Northport, AL on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Northport architects. You may also look through photos of Alabama projects to find interior architects and building designers who have worked on a project similar to yours. You can find more architects in Tuscaloosa, Holt, Brookwood, Coker and Grimes.
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