Plato Center, IL Architects and Building Designers

Is the scope of your home design project beyond simply replacing countertops or flooring? It’s the responsibility of a Plato Center 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 Plato Center, IL interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
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dSPACE Studio is an award-winning architecture firm dedicated to architecture, interiors, and landscape. The... Read More
Nationally Recognized Architectural Firm // Best of Houzz 2015-2018!
We have served hundreds of clients over the years with projects ranging from simple decks to finely crafted...
  • Click to Call(630) 556-8210
  • 7 projects in the Plato Center area
Elizabeth Taich Design is a full-service interior architecture and design firm that specializes in sophisticated... Read More
Fox Valley's Established Architecture Firm
Architect in Chicago's western suburbs with over 30 years experience providing creative and timeless design of...
  • Click to Call(630) 283-7623
  • 7 projects in the Plato Center area
Our firm was established in 2004 and has been providing outstanding residential design services to the... Read More
Fox Valley's Leading Architect & Design Firm Best of Houzz Winner!
We are a small Architectural firm that provides design and construction drawing services for new residential and...
  • Click to Call(630) 448-8050
  • 3 projects in the Plato Center area
Named Remodeler of the Year by National Association of Home Builders 2016! Michael Menn has been providing... Read More
Fox Valley's Architect and Designer Best of Houzz 2013-2017
Along with custom home designs, JB Architecture Group also specializes in architectural and construction services...
  • Click to Call(630) 318-4730
  • 2 projects in the Plato Center area
COOK ARCHITECTURAL Design Studio is client focused and design driven. We believe great design comes from... Read More
Fox Valley's Industry Leading Architectural Design Firm
We believe that architecture creates a memory of experiences. The integrity of a place acknowledges and respects...
  • Click to Call(630) 931-2505
  • 3 projects in the Plato Center area
An award winning Architectural firm in the Western suburbs, started by Bill Schwarz and Brad Lewis to continue... Read More
Fox Valley's Creative Architectural Firm Best of Houzz 2017!
Vasilion Architects is a full-service architectural design firm characterized by innovative design and technical...
  • Click to Call(630) 283-8879
  • 5 projects in the Plato Center area
**2016 AIA Small Project Award Winner - Classic Georgian** bba Architects is a Chicago based architectural... Read More
Lenore Weiss Studios was founded on the belief that architecture must be inspirational, eminently functional, and... Read More
Your Home Our Signature - MBArch 25 + years experience in designing your home. Unmatched Expert Architect... Read More
At the award-winning Morgante-Wilson Architects, we believe the optimum client-architect relationship results... Read More
Recognized as Chicago’s premier award winning sustainable architectural practice, Kipnis Architecture + Planning... Read More
Please call me with any questions you might have with regards to any of my projects. It takes a special kind of... Read More
We are passionate about working as your partner to create thoughtful, nourishing spaces for the things that... Read More
Besch Design Ltd. works very closely with each and every client in order to assure that the desires and dreams of... Read More
Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Plato Center, IL
dSPACE Studio Ltd, AIA
Architects and Building Designers in Plato Center, IL
"As a Chicagoland kitchen and bath designer, I have worked with the dSPACE group on a number of residential kitchen and baths. They are a talented and professional group. Great ideas and inspired designs flow from the studio on Lincoln Ave. A pleasure to work with on every job."
- Abby Wagner
Elizabeth Taich Design
Architects and Building Designers in Plato Center, IL
"I have worked with Elizabeth on multiple projects and respect her outstanding talent, professionalism, and collaborative approach with her clients. She executes gorgeous designs utilizing her resources to stay within the client's budget."
- MAY designs
Meyer Design
Architects and Building Designers in Plato Center, IL
"We collaborated with Meyer Design for the interior design/decoration of a beautiful new home designed by their firm. They were consistently helpful providing us with floor plans, details and very knowledgeable, which helped us immensely when making field changes. Their help was crucial to provide the client with the best interior possible. They were always very professional and went out of their way to work on this project. They helped us meet deadlines and stay on budget. The home was (grand total) over 8,000 square feet that included a full finished basement."
- New World Designers, Inc.
Michael Menn Ltd.
Architects and Building Designers in Plato Center, IL
"Michael Menn designed and constructed with the help of his experienced pool of subcontractors the kitchen of my dreams in an older home that I love for both its tradition and its memories. It is a pleasure for me to come down in the morning to a space so much in keeping with the style of our home and offering me at the same time all that is in modo contemporary for the our time. Michael Menn is a gentleman who honors his word amd his contractural agreements. He was always available to me and responded promptly to any and all concerns or questions that I may have had. Michael is in addition someone with whom one could easily make a lasting friendship. I would not hesitiate for a minute to recommend him to others nor to contact him for any future projects that I had in mind."
- momulan
Architects and Building Designers in Plato Center, IL
"It was a wonderful experience working with Chuck at Cook Architectural. We could not make up our mind regarding our design and Chuck was always able to offer objective guidance. He never tired of our numerous questions and always had insight to share, which made our decision path that much clearer. I appreciated how realistic his budgeting was so that there were no surprises later on. We will definitely use Cook Architectural again!"
- ccolville
Schwarz Lewis Design Group, Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in Plato Center, IL
"My company, AMLI Residential, has worked with the Schwarz Lewis team on many projects over the years. The projects range from 200 to 500+ luxury residential apartment units and included mid-rise and high-rise multifamily urban and suburban communities. Each project was unique and appropriately designed for our end user-the apartment resident. Both Brad and Bill worked very closely with us to design spaces with outstanding exterior architecture and extremely livable interior layouts and features. Brad is an exceptional design architect with the depth and expertise to create homes that people truly love. Bill is the best architect that we have ever worked with when it comes to floor plan design and project execution. Both are client friendly and invested in their client being happy with the end result- a beautiful home."
- stephencharlesross
Architects and Building Designers in Plato Center, IL
"The Architects and Designers at Burns and Beyerl are true professionals. Their aesthetic and design approach is always thoughtful and unique. The best part about working with Burns and Beyerl is that they are exceptionally organized. In addition to being great designers, they are also a fun and energetic group."
- The Tile Gallery
Lenore Weiss Studios, LLC
Architects and Building Designers in Plato Center, IL
"My home is a beautiful haven, and it's because of Lenore Weiss. She designed and supervised the work on the remodels of two bathrooms, kitchen, family room, living room, dining room, and screen porch. From appliances, to layout, to color, to furniture, to area rugs, to tile, every step of the process was carried out under Lenore's gentle scrutiny, keen design sense, and attention to detail. The jobs were always on schedule, the disruptions minimal, and the final products works of beauty. She is aware of the lifestyle and taste of her clients, and she works to create surroundings that will make them feel at home. I recommend her with confidence and with gratitude."
- nancygrossman
Michael Buss Architects, Ltd
Architects and Building Designers in Plato Center, IL
"From our very first meeting we felt confident in our choice of Michael Buss Architects. They asked the right questions and really listened to our needs. Their great ideas and attention to details helped make our house special. The whole process turned out to be fun, exciting and effortless. Thanks to them we now have a beautiful home! "
- vganz
Morgante Wilson Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Plato Center, IL
"We can't say enough about MWA! We used them as architects and interior designers when building our new home. They listened to us, really got in our heads about our likes and needs, and gave us a perfectly personalized plan. They thought of all the details that we never would have during the building process. Very thorough and professional. And everyone is so nice! These are people you want to hang out with. Even when there were problems and surprises (always are in these projects), they handled everything well. We would definitely recommend them as people and professionals! You will not be disappointed with MWA!"
- ingridjschwarz
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How do I find the best Plato Center 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 Illinois 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 Plato Center 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 Plato Center, IL 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 Plato Center, IL 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 Plato Center 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 Plato Center, IL on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Plato Center architects. You may also look through photos of Illinois 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 Aurora, Elgin, Palatine, Kildeer and Lake Barrington.
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