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Is the scope of your home design project beyond simply replacing countertops or flooring? It’s the responsibility of a Reston 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 Reston, VA interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
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John F. Heltzel AIA, P.C. is dedicated to creating spaces that reflect and enrich our clients' lives. Our... Read More
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BZ Architects is a full-service architecture, interior design, and construction management firm offering custom...
Axis Architects is a husband and wife boutique firm in the DC metro area, specialized in architecture, interior... Read More
D.C. Metro Licensed Architect Specializing in Custom Homes + Remodels
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Koncept Design + Build was formed by a family rooted in architecture, engineering and construction. Our passion... Read More
Fairfax County Architecture & Interior Design Firm BEST OF HOUZZ 2016
Christopher Rose is a registered architect and interior designer who has been practicing sustainable award...
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At Nawrocki Architects, we design to our client's budget and schedule. We tailor our services to each client's...
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Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Reston, VA
John F. Heltzel AIA Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Reston, VA
"I wanted to add an addition to the rear of my circa 1900 home and I wanted a skilled architect to design it (having seen way too many unaethetic "boxes" merely glued onto the backs of other houses). I had known John Heltzel for more than a decade, both personally and by professional reputation. John's design work was responsive to our needs and desires, imaginative, and was aesthetically impeccable. I'm so glad we have been working together on this."
- meyerlaw1
Cindy L. Beyer Design, ASID, NCIDQ
Architects and Building Designers in Reston, VA
"Cindy differentiates herself from the field by focusing on the client relationship and building trust. She becomes your "trusted advisor," "subject matter expert," and most importantly "expediter". I highly recommend Cindy for her expertise and her ability to take on, and follow through with, any challenge."
- kknueven21
AXIS ARCHITECTS
Architects and Building Designers in Reston, VA
"We have been extremely satisfied with the workmanship and professionalism of Sahnur Bostan of Axis Design Build. Sahnur has communicated with us constantly and has been thorough in all of the plans he has put together for us to date. Sahnur worked with us on designing a 4,500 square foot addition to to our home. We were happy with the ideas he came up with and the attention to detail with every aspect of the plan. He was a pleasure to work with and went above and beyond to make sure our needs and wants were incorporated into the plans. We would definitely recommend him and Axis Design Build for plans large or small."
- ayana lambert
Koncept Design + Build
Architects and Building Designers in Reston, VA
"Architect Ken Marzullo created a design for the total renovation of our house from the foundation up. He personally oversaw most of the construction to ensure an exceptional level of quality work. The renovation was completed in a timely manner while even meeting our requests for change orders. Ken listened well and was very creative in interpreting what we wanted. Additionally, while we felt that our input was very welcomed, we really appreciated Ken’s recommendations and explanations regarding several aspects of the design from practical and functional perspectives that we had not considered, rather than simply doing what we asked. As construction progressed, Ken seemed to view our project with the same level of thoughtfulness and care that he would in his own home in terms of identifying enhancements and making adjustments as the project progressed. In essence, Ken not only did what he said he was going to do, but even more. With respect to the sub-contractors, there was exceptional coordination of the work of numerous tradesmen resulting in very minimal down time. Quality control during the course of construction was excellent; for example, 90% of the items that we noted for attention were addressed before we even mentioned them. The finished project exceeded our expectations; we would highly recommend Ken Marzullo as an architect for anyone considering a renovation or a design for a new home"
- jyoungerjd
Willoughby Design, LLC
Architects and Building Designers in Reston, VA
"We used Todd on our house renovation, and we had a terrific experience. Todd was easy to work with and we liked and used most of his ideas on our final project. We also appreciate that he listened to our concerns and made adjustments to the plans based on our back and forth discussions. He was always on time for meetings and responsive to our requests and questions. We were impressed with the level of detail that was in our final plans. We feel his rates were competitive and we would use him again."
- melindashall
Red House Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Reston, VA
"As we started thinking about a home renovation, the number one criteria we had was that our "new home" be different and not just "another generic addition." We interviewed several architects to identify someone who could create a design which was innovative and exciting, without being eccentric. Bob clearly stood out from everyone else we interviewed and provided a design that we were very excited about. Bob was great to work with and we would happily recommend him to anyone else looking to create their "dream house.""
- Andrew Hershey
MARC O'GRADY DESIGN
Architects and Building Designers in Reston, VA
"We have worked several projects with other architects in the past, including two custom homes. Working with Marc O'Grady on the design of our lake front retirement home was by far, our best experience! Marc's knowledge and expertise provided significant added value. His communication skills, patience, availability and flexibility made the project go incredibly smooth and produced the desired results on a fast track and at a cost that was very reasonable. In addition to his overall professionalism, Marc is truly a pleasure to work with. Marc exceeded our expectations in every way imaginable and as a result, I would highly recommend him to anyone who requires the services of an architect."
- shawnclark58
Ballard + Mensua Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in Reston, VA
"Seth is an amazing architect. We have worked with him on 3 major projects and this last one was a complete gut down and addition. My wife and I highly recommend Seth and his team. He is creative and listens to his customers. He is always pushing to do more with his designs."
- ericwashingtondc
REVE Design Studio, Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in Reston, VA
"We had an excellent experience with Patrick Carter and his company, REVE Design. Patrick helped us with a major kitchen renovation, giving us multiple options of varied scope to consider. His input greatly helped us come to a decision on what option would work best for us, taking into account our existing house, the cost of each option, and the time each would take to complete. Patrick also gave us good advice and recommendations regarding contractors, cabinetry, windows, flooring, etc. As we enjoy our new kitchen, we are grateful that we had Patrick's expert advice along the way. His input added so much value to the end result, which works not only aesthetically and functionally, but also has a great use of natural light and a greatly enhanced flow of the entire first floor."
- gabeluis
Moser Architects PLLC
Architects and Building Designers in Reston, VA
"I recommended Moser Architects, PLLC to everyone looking to build or renovate in the DMV area. Sarah took our quaint Cape Cod home in North Arlington and made it into a beautiful home for a growing family. We told Sarah how we wanted to keep the charm and curb appeal that fit the neighborhood, and she surpassed our expectations. Our home could not be more functional thanks to Sarah's expertise, and we are always receiving compliments. Our open floor plan with large amounts of natural light could not be more perfect. If we ever take the plunge to purchase another home in NOVA in need of renovations, Sarah will receive the first phone call."
- elleopatout
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How do I find the best Reston 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 Virginia 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 Reston 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 Reston, VA 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 Reston, VA 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 Reston 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?


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