Shawnee, KS Architects and Building Designers

Is the scope of your home design project beyond simply replacing countertops or flooring? It’s the responsibility of a Shawnee 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 Shawnee, KS interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
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A continuing theme for our practice of architecture is Big Ideas.....Fine Detail. A core belief at RDM... Read More
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  • 9 miles from Shawnee, 1 project in Shawnee
Johnson County's Full Service Architecture Firm
At Indwell, we believe that the most important aspect of the design process is you. Our role is to listen well to...
With over 20 years experience in the Kansas City metro area, interior designer Melody Davidson can bring your... Read More
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Kansas City Premier Residential Architects Best of Houzz 2015
We care. We listen. We produce good architecture and our reputation is a testament to this tradition of quality.
Forward Design | Architecture, based in Prairie Village, Kansas, was founded in 2011 by Christpher Fein. FD|A... Read More
Overland Park's Award-Winning Architecture Firm
With a focus on high-quality, sustainable residential architecture, we give individual attention to every client...
Hoke Ley is a unique design practice, one that promotes open collaboration with our clients to shape their... Read More
Johnson County's Collaborative Building Design Firm
Hoke Ley is a unique design practice, one that promotes open collaboration with our clients to shape their...
Integral Design Architecture provides high value design and planning services for your home, church or business... Read More
Overland Park's Award-Winning Residential Designs | Best of Houzz 2017
Bickford and Company is an innovative team of specialized architects and designers dedicated to providing...
Kara has been drawing, creating, and planning since she was a little girl. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree... Read More
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Since the firm’s inception, NSPJ Architects has provided comprehensive architectural design & site planning...
Poolehaus Residential Design provides design services for home renovations, additions and fully custom homes. We... Read More
Johnson County's Most Esteemed Architect & Building Design Firm
In our collaborative process, we combine our creativity with practical know-how to help our clients achieve their...
herron + partners is a contemporary design based practice with a focus in the design, diagnostics, sustainability... Read More
Kansas City Award Winning Architect Focused on New Homes & Additions
Architectural design - custom single family homes, home addition & remodeling design
Luxury timeless modern design with practical livability. Read More
The concept of dwelling is a unique human need. All other species on the planet are content to simply find... Read More
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DRAW Architecture + Urban Design is an interdisciplinary architecture firm creating beautiful, functional and... Read More
I specialize in residential and small commercial design including renovations, additions, and ground up projects.... Read More
McHenry Shaffer Architecture, founded in 1995, is located in Kansas City, Missouri. The practice provides... Read More
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Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Shawnee, KS
RDM Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in Shawnee, KS
"Rick led his team on our project to find innovative solutions to our "wish list" that we could have never dreamed of on our own. They created a whole house Master Plan with us and then subdivided that into logical phases. We completed Phase 1 in the Fall of 2012, and we couldn't be happier. The newly expanded spaces, as well as the smaller renovated spaces, all feel fresh and timeless and perfectly functional for our small family. The work included a bump-out expansion on the front of our home which grew the size of both our Master Bedroom and our Guest Bedroom. We also transformed two side-by-side reach-in closets into a walk-in closet and a separate laundry room encased in a new bright and sunny rear facing dormer. Future phases include removal of a load bearing wall to combine two small living spaces into a single, larger space we can entertain in, a renovated Guest Bath, and a brand new Kitchen, among other things. We look forward to starting Phase 2 with RDM Architecture in the early winter of 2015."
- blimbird
Interiors By Melody
Architects and Building Designers in Shawnee, KS
"I have been working with Melody for many years at 2 residential properties. She is very thoughtful of my tastes, our family's needs, and budget. She customizes each project to our end-goal vision and is flexible to our progress pace. Given any space, she presents options drawing from not only her experience, but varied styles and materials in a creative way to link our open floor plan into a cohesive design."
- Tara
FORWARD Design | Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in Shawnee, KS
"I have worked with Forward Design|Architecture photographing many projects, from small product design/fabrication to whole house remodeling. Chris's attention to detail is unmatched, with every aspect completely thought-out and executed."
- Bob Greenspan Photography
Hoke Ley
Architects and Building Designers in Shawnee, KS
"We employed Hoke Ley to design a guest house in Seattle, Wa. We had unique requirements due to the size of the lot and zoning considerations. Their design exceeded my expectations by incorporating unique space saving designs. I also wanted a very green building which used both indoor and outdoor living areas. Working with these young professionals was a pleasant experience because they listened to my needs and cared. We will work with them in the future to design our retirement home."
- Linda Hansen-Schiller
Integral Design Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in Shawnee, KS
"We enjoyed working with David. After our first conversation at the site, he pretty much nailed the concepts we had discussed. David is very knowledgeable and answered our questions clearly and professionally."
- pamsorich
Kara Kersten Design
Architects and Building Designers in Shawnee, KS
"Kara is our favorite designer to work with. She has always kept the homeowners ideas on the forefront of the design. And, by the time it's passed on to us all we need to do is make the design a reality."
- Dovetails and Tenons
Poolehaus Residential Design
Architects and Building Designers in Shawnee, KS
"Our experience with Poolehaus Residential Design has been refreshing...the design and process. We absolutely love the designs he puts in front of us! His commitment to the vision from start to finish has been rewarding for us and our clients. Always mindful of budget and willing to collaborate have made our projects run smoothly."
- Prairie Design Build Inc
herron + partners
Architects and Building Designers in Shawnee, KS
"David and I have collaborated and worked on several projects together dating back to when we first started our company up to just recently. David is a very hands on architect and takes pride in making sure every detail is carefully designed throughout the project. He is especially great with modern and contemporary style homes where crucial elements within the house that normally get overlooked are very much highlighted. David also makes himself part of the team whenever we work together. When I have a project that requires a very highly skilled architect that knows how to build as well as design I call on David."
- Faust Construction
lisa schmitz interior design
Architects and Building Designers in Shawnee, KS
"Lisa has handled several projects for me, ranging from my 2 homes (1 remodel and one home custom built, which she handled the design for the entire house) to 2 offices. She has always been thorough, creative, respectful of my own personal vision as well as bringing new ideas to the projects. The largest project was my house. The most recent project was an office, which was completed in November of 2013."
- glozoff
Indwell Architecture & Design
Architects and Building Designers in Shawnee, KS
"We have had a wonderful experience with indwell. Very helpful and open to our ideas and working them in the plan. Joel has made this a very pleasant and painless experience."
- Carla Talarico
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How do I find the best Shawnee 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 Kansas 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 Shawnee 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 Shawnee, KS 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 Shawnee, KS 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 Shawnee 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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