Shelburne Falls, MA Architects and Building Designers

Is the scope of your home design project beyond simply replacing countertops or flooring? It’s the responsibility of a Shelburne Falls 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 Shelburne Falls, MA interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
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Demetriades + Walker is located in the Northwest hills of Connecticut. The work is primarily residential,... Read More
National Architectural Design Firm Serving Franklin County
Catlin + Petrovick Architects was founded by John Catlin and Michael Petrovick and represents a merger of...
James Dixon Architect PC is an award winning, full-service architectural practice, with offices in Chatham, New... Read More
Red House Design is a multi-disciplinary design and architecture firm based in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.... Read More
Morgan Studio Architecture & Interiors is an award-winning firm in Western Massachusetts. Our vision is to... Read More
Focus on rural homes in New England with emphasis on perfect plans, emotionally uplifting spaces, tactile and... Read More
Littlewolf Architecture features Passive House strategies coupled with a spirit of invention. Our canvas is... Read More
The firm has been working with clients to create living, work, worship, lodging, spa and well-being spaces in the... Read More
Creating modern solutions for historic buildings and timeless character for new construction. Functional beauty... Read More
MAPLE VALLEY DESIGN BUILD is a full service architectural design and build firm specializing in high-quality,... Read More
Residential Architectural Designer and Home Planner with 30 yrs experience from Northern Maine to the Florida... Read More
ALDRIDGE ATELIER's design philosophy blends a minimalist sensibility with a classical sense of composition and... Read More
For thirty years we have built post & beam frames for homes, additions, barns, studios, stores, restaurants and... Read More
We're excited about working with our clients to create smart, good-looking design which functions for you... Read More
Diego Gutierrez works collaboratively with his clients to understand and bring alive their ultimate architectural... Read More
Kate Johns, AIA, is an architectural firm specializing in new traditional architecture and historic preservation.... Read More
Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Shelburne Falls, MA
Demetriades + Walker
Architects and Building Designers in Shelburne Falls, MA
"Our Project was an 1300-sf commercial addition to a summer camp/conference center 4 season dining room facility. It included open dining space, an additional egress, and an ADA bathroom. The interior blended in perfectly with the existing dining space and added new modern flare with large windows/views. We were able to seal the addition up tight with foam/fiberglass combo insulation and the large windows were triple pain solar heat absorbing windows to help control our winter heating costs. In the summer, very large/simple shades pull down to mitigate heat gain and some of the pains are operable to let out the hot interior air. The space is not air conditioned. They were excellent at reviewing our needs and coming up with an elegant approach to our project. much to our surprise, they even built a physical model. Its hard to say if it was worth the time to do the model, but it likely abated some questioning and delays on the part of our boards and review committees. They were very considerate of our needs and worked fairly with both us and the contractor. We did have some project challenges as the project bids the first time came in way over expected prices. A testament to their character and focus on delivering a successful/quality project, they performed design modifications (structural/location) and helped us rebid the project with successful results. The changes kept with the original design elegance/simplicity and brought the bids down to a very reasonable fee. We had three change orders on our project and they were all opportunity changes to fix moisture issues on the existing unmodified portion of the building. Basically, they did a very good job scoping the project and including all info on their plans and specs. If I had to pick out any low points it would be their construction cost estimating. However, i still give them 5 stars because when things went astray, they fixed it fast and effectively. Their design prices are not rock bottom but they are MORE than fair for their skill, style, and people friendly manner. I would hire them again in a second for another project."
- silver lake conference center
Architects and Building Designers in Shelburne Falls, MA
"James Dixon Architect PC are helping us transform our 1780 farmhouse and 14-acre site near Millbrook NY with impressive sensitivity to the age of the house and the beauty of its location. They have introduced us to contractors, landscape architects and craftsmen and retained careful oversight of our requirements throughout the process. We recommend them very highly."
- helenwarwick
Red House Design
Architects and Building Designers in Shelburne Falls, MA
"Red House Design understood the needs of our house. We bought an old barn that needed attention to light and updates that were within our budget. We could not be happier with the end product of our home. We highly recommend Red House!"
- vwindman
MORGAN STUDIO Architecture & Interiors
Architects and Building Designers in Shelburne Falls, MA
"We hired Elizabeth to design our kitchen remodel and renovation. We are extremely happy with the work Elizabeth completed. We have an old, New England home with a lot of quirks and Elizabeth was able to work with those quirks to create a cohesive and seamless design. Her professionalism, kind demeanor and keen eye for detail are unparalleled to anyone else we have worked with and we will definitely hire Elizabeth again in the future."
- Kim Rosen
Bluetime Collaborative
Architects and Building Designers in Shelburne Falls, MA
"Currently working with this architect on a custom home in southern Vermont. Works closely with us, is fastidious, smart, and patient! He blends building science with a creative, stylistic eye. I trust him completely."
- Mary Ellen M.
Littlewolf Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in Shelburne Falls, MA
"I was the general contractor on a small log cabin remodel that Chris Vlcek of Littlewolf Architecture did all the design work for. Chirs is great to work with as a Contractor and The homeowners loved the finished product."
- Eric Zahn Builders LLC.
Pamela Sandler Architect
Architects and Building Designers in Shelburne Falls, MA
"We've use Pam for two major renovations and numerous small projects,ideas and general help situations. The first was a total renovation and when we had to fire the GC, Pam stepped in and completed the work. The second major work, a lessor renovation 20 years later, is near completion and she and her team has been great to work with. We find her responsive, resourceful, and creative where we needed creativity. This has been not only in the design phase but also in participating and managing the actual implementation of the design. We've recommended her to friends and acquaintances many times."
- resalerno
Estes Architecture and Design, LLC
Architects and Building Designers in Shelburne Falls, MA
"We have worked with Emily for several years, both in our previous and current residence. Emily is highly knowledgable and brings her wide range of skills and impeccable taste to every project, big or small. My spouse and I share an aesthetic, but have very different ways of approaching projects - what was truly remarkable about Emily was her ability to listen to all viewpoints and to suggest an approach that truly blended our family's needs and vision. Emily is an experienced architect and is expert at finding just the right resources, both local and elsewhere. Highly recommend!!"
- Anat Weisenfreund
Maple Valley Design Build, Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in Shelburne Falls, MA
"Greg and Cliff did a spectacular job from start to finish. Greg's design of the mud room addition and garage brought out the best of the original house and provided a very functional, inviting and warm curb appeal. They were always punctual and met deadlines. Attention to detail and follow up was phenomenal. Having the architect oversee the job in every phase of the build is tremendously valuable."
- bobdebouver
Bay Area Design of the Berkshires
Architects and Building Designers in Shelburne Falls, MA
"Had a great experience working with Bob from Bay Area Design of the Berkshires.Great attention to detail and and very creative design ideas."
- Laurin Builders
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How do I find the best Shelburne Falls 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 Massachusetts 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 Shelburne Falls 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 Shelburne Falls, MA 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 Shelburne Falls, MA 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 Shelburne Falls 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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