Sarasota, FL Architects and Building Designers

Is the scope of your home design project beyond simply replacing countertops or flooring? It’s the responsibility of a Sarasota 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 Sarasota, FL interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
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Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Sarasota, FL
DSDG Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Sarasota, FL
"Mark Sultana managed to complete a wonderful design for our new home in Sarasota. And this being on the other side of the world (we live in Europe). Can't wait for the final outcome."
- Audrey Sikabonyi
Clifford M. Scholz Architects Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in Sarasota, FL
"Cliff Scholz and his firm are a beacon of excellence, quality and current style in Sarasota. His designs perfectly reflect and respect the beauty of our area's gorgeous surroundings, whether it be the azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico or an established and lush tropical garden lot. He's also a really nice guy!"
- sarasotagirl
HausDesign Studio LLC
Architects and Building Designers in Sarasota, FL
"As a builder in Sarasota, Florida, I have had the opportunity to work with Michael Bade from HausDesign Studio on several different projects. Michael is very efficient and his knowledge of design is very impressive. I am very pleased with my experience with HausDesign and looking forward to more projects in the future. Jeffrey E. Tucker J. E. Tucker, Inc. Design/Build Firm"
- J. E. TUCKER, INC.
Halflants + Pichette
Architects and Building Designers in Sarasota, FL
"Though there are many others in our area, this team was the only firm that I felt really, truly connected with a modern design concept. They are a design-build company which allows you to feel confident that the concept will be completed as expected. Not having a middle man eliminates the possibility of misunderstandings or mistakes, as well as the eventual finger pointing as to who is ultimately responsible. They also make sure to keep your budget on target. This team is incredibly courteous, professional and service oriented. They make sure that you understand all of the elements of their design ideas, even down to the most minute details. You feel that your project is a priority as they communicate regularly and are easily reachable to answer questions or concerns."
- elenadeangelis
George Merlin Associates, Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in Sarasota, FL
"George Merlin and his associate Nabil Raad designed and managed the construction of our dream home in Sarasota. We're so very thrilled with the end product. George and Nabil are incredibly talented architects. They listened to our ideas and needs and came up with an awesome design that is gorgeous in and out as well as very functional and livable. Whenever we had a design issue, George and Nabil came up with very creative and aesthetically pleasing solutions, such as a hidden door in theater, hidden outdoor motorized screens and shutters, etc.. I can't recall one item that George was not able to come up with some kind of solution to accommodate our wishes. Our project was complicated and took couple of years to finish. George was instrumental in navigating the most convoluted regulatory and permitting landscape.. His knowledge of the local building codes was critical in allowing us to realize our vision.. He also helped us reach resolutions to many crises that arose during our project. We felt that he kept our best interest in mind at each stage of project. We could not have asked for a more ethical and professional staff to design our home. We have no reservation whatsoever in recommending George and Nabil, we already have!"
- morasid
ECHT-ARCHITECTS
Architects and Building Designers in Sarasota, FL
"I would highly recommend working with Echt Architects for any project. They receieved their experience working with highly acclaimed firms in major markets. They are familiar with the level of detailing and materials that discerning clients need in a multi-million dollar home. They are also very personable people. That is important, as any major project should be viewed as a partnership between entities. They make a god partner in creating a one of a kind home."
- Nautilus Homes
Lunardi / Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in Sarasota, FL
"Leo is one of the most conscientious Architects practicing in Sarasota. He always delivers more than expectation. I've worked with Leo on a couple different projects. I'm currently, working on an elegant Single Family home on Philippi Creek. Leo has an aesthetic eye and an attention to detail that brings every project that he works on, to winning success. Pleasing his clients is his number one goal, mindful that it's his expertise that creates the beauty that his clients seek."
- Dane Spencer Landscape Architecture
Christopher Jackson Architect, PA
Architects and Building Designers in Sarasota, FL
"With the realization that a client "lives" with his architect, we were looking for a person who was responsible, a listener, reflected our needs in the design of our new home, would help us decipher those needs, and who was a lady/gentleman and respectful. We found all of these qualifications and more in Christopher Jackson. His knowledge, thoroughness, ideas, and follow-through were unending. His ability to meet deadlines was a saving grace. We had a budget; he stuck to it. Chris got along beautifully with the builder and his sub-contractors, and yet, he was demanding of certain construction requirements which the builder and subs happily fulfilled. His attitude made it very comfortable for us to question, change, and even challenge. Although we had previous building experience in doubling the size of another home through an addition years earlier, we learned a tremendous amount from Chris. He opened our minds while still fulfilling our specific needs and wants. Such as, we wanted a handicap accessible home without straining traffic patterns or looks. We wanted a very specific view upon entering our home. Chris did that. We wanted modern with warmth. Chris did that, too. We benefitted from his background in working in the modern genre. Christopher Jackson respectfully represents the Sarasota School of Architecture with his own sensibility and with a gentlemanliness that makes working or, as we called it earlier, "living" with Chris a pleasure. We highly recommend him."
- lrsandman
Las Casitas Architecture and Interiors, LLC
Architects and Building Designers in Sarasota, FL
"I have worked with Las Casitas on many projects currently and in the past. The creativity and artistic detail of their workmanship makes their projects stand out amongst others."
- Kurt R. Crist - Landscape Architect, Inc.
Anne Folsom Smith Interior Design
Architects and Building Designers in Sarasota, FL
"We rarely get a chance to work with interior designers, but Anne Folsom Smith Interior Design ranks as a top notch experience for us. Her clear and unfettered direction made the project move forward like a breeze. The cottage that we remodeled in central Virginia included custom specified built-ins and clever and economical finishes that gave the project a special edge. I understand it sold quickly, fully furnished, without ever being on the market! We have followed Anne's work over the years and stand in awe of her professionalism and outstanding results."
- Smith & Robertson, Inc.
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How do I find the best Sarasota 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 Florida 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 Sarasota 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 Sarasota, FL 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 Sarasota, FL 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 Sarasota 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 Sarasota, FL on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Sarasota architects. You may also look through photos of Florida 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 Bradenton, West Bradenton, South Bradenton, Venice and Bayshore Gardens.

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