Summit, NJ Architects and Building Designers

Is the scope of your home design project beyond simply replacing countertops or flooring? It’s the responsibility of a Summit 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 Summit, NJ interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
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Boerner Lay Architects is an architectural firm located in Morris County NJ. We believe the advantage of our... Read More
  • Click to Call(908) 876-9694
  • 23 miles from Summit, 15 projects in Summit
New Jersey's Premiere Architectural & Interior Design Firm
John James Architect, AIA specializes in custom resdiential architecture and interior design. Our projects range...
At Rosen Kelly Conway Architecture & Design, we approach every project seeking to achieve the best comprehensive... Read More
New York City & New Jersey's Finest Architectural Design Studio
The design team of Stephen Kowalski Architect is passionate about designing beautiful and functional spaces...
Residential Architecture firm providing full design and interiors services for Home Additions, New Homes,... Read More
  • Click to Call(973) 735-3027
  • 6 miles from Summit, 7 projects in Summit
New Jersey's Award Winning Architect | Best of Houzz
Forefront Designs, LLC was founded in 1996 by architect David Bailey. The firm has years of experience working on...
Clawson Architects is known for taking on challenging residential design projects and developing creative, smart... Read More
  • Click to Call(973) 313-2724
  • 6 miles from Summit, 5 projects in Summit
Recognized by the AIA for Design Excellence | 2017 Gold Medal Winner
Defining the standards of beauty and joy, our award winning and nationally recognized firm creates design...
Hoffman Architects is an award-winning architectural firm specializing in custom residential and commercial... Read More
NJ's Full-Service Architecture Firm - 3x Best of Houzz Award Winner
P.K. Architecture L.L.C. gains strength through the fact that we are a small but fast growing company that offers...
Studio 1200 is an idea firm where creativity and innovation in design dictate solutions that meet the aesthetic... Read More
  • Click to Call(973) 376-5111
  • 1 mile from Summit, 2 projects in Summit
Free Consultation For Your Next Project!
Union County Project Designer for Home Additions and Remodeling
DBP offers a unique, project profile analysis, budget, and design process for homeowners planning an addition or...
Simonian Rosenbaum Architects, Inc. has been offering full service design on large and small projects for... Read More
Architectural Firm Serving Union County for 14 Years
We are an architectural firm specializing in new homes, additions and renovations, historic homes and barn...
Michael A. Moritz established Stonewater Architecture, LLC with the aspiration to direct and oversee all aspects... Read More
Union County's Premier Source for Modern Architecture & Design
Gary Rosard has extensive experience designing custom homes. For every project, we assess the client's real...
AGA, Best of Houzz 2016/2017/2018/2019, is a small, award-winning architectural firm located in Morris Country,... Read More
  • Click to Call(973) 829-1720
  • 10 miles from Summit, 1 project in Summit
Architects for Your Home in Union County | Best of Houzz 2014-2017
Our goals are superior design, exceptional customer service and transparency in our practice. CBH is a...
David Estreich & Brian Blackburn: Architecture, Interiors, Furniture + Signature Town & Country Living ... Read More
  • Click to Call(212) 463-0500
  • 21 miles from Summit, 2 projects in Summit
Your Top Performing Architectural Design Studio in Union County
Bol Architecture is a seven person firm of architects and supporting staff. In over forty years of practice,...
Comfortable Modern Homes. Gary Rosard Architect is highly sought after for modern residential design. We are... Read More
  • Click to Call(973) 755-2316
  • 4 miles from Summit, 1 project in Summit
Full service Architecture and Interior Design firm located in Summit, NJ. Read More
Brinkman Architecture is a full-service architecture firm specializing in residential and small commercial... Read More
  • Click to Call(973) 609-5714
  • 9 miles from Summit, 1 project in Summit
ARTURO PALOMBO Architecture is a multi-dimensional design oriented architecture firm offering professional... Read More
  • Click to Call(973) 219-1930
  • 17 miles from Summit, 1 project in Summit
Douglas VanderHorn Architects is an architecture firm specializing in residential design within a diverse and... Read More
Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Summit, NJ
Boerner Lay Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Summit, NJ
"Cindy was our architect for a tear-down/rebuild of our home. My wife and I found Cindy to be very insightful and creative, offerred us lots of options in design, and never expressed concern or hesitation in drafting or constructing some complicated elements we wanted in the home. She brought knowledge, experience and enthusiasm, but most of all comfort to a project which could otherwise have been a stressfull experience. Without question, we would hire Cindy again in the future without the need to go to bid."
- pkt123
Rosen Kelly Conway Architecture & Design
Architects and Building Designers in Summit, NJ
"they mapped out various projects for us and it really helped us see the potential in our home. Very thoughtful recommendations."
- meredith2121
CBH Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Summit, NJ
"I have on several occasions hired architects-designers, but Bob stands out head and shoulders above everyone. Bob listens carefully to your needs, and brings extensive expertise and creativity to his work. Bob created a new walk-in closet for us, and we ended up with a result that exceeded my vision for it — and well within budget."
- mgilles12
Clawson Architects, LLC
Architects and Building Designers in Summit, NJ
"Very pleased with work from Clawson Architects - Rene, Marvin and their team. Over a number of years they have supported 2 projects at our house - new bathroom, new kitchen and other changes that made the house meet our needs. In the last job, we had ambitious plans, they listened to why we wanted to do it and suggested a smarter, much lower cost approach that gave us exactly what we needed. One innovative idea that no one had suggested in 10 years of our living there until they and it saved me quite a lot of money. Their work is thorough and top notch."
- rkrakower
Hoffman Architects Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in Summit, NJ
"Our firm has had the privilege of working with Hoffman Architects for almost 20 years, and we have always been impressed with the designs, customer guidance and professionalism of Diana and her associates. Their attention to detail, authenticity and specification of only the finest materials knows no peer. As a leading area distributor of custom wood windows and doors, our involvement with the projects of Hoffman Architects is immersive and highly detailed. I have no reservations in giving our highest recommendation. Jules Rakus Tower Windows and Doors, Inc."
- Tower Windows & Doors
Studio 1200
Architects and Building Designers in Summit, NJ
"It's always been a pleasure to work with Cami , she is very thorough and detailed in all the design work with each job we work on. I have been doing work for Cami for over 10 years & things have always ran like clock work . It's always a pleasure to work with her."
- M.F. Construction ,Inc
Simonian Rosenbaum Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Summit, NJ
"This firm is a high end special architectural group that specializes in the entire design build process, paying close attention to every aspect of the project. As a local realtor, they have made many homes a pleasure to sell!"
- masonstoner
Stonewater Architecture & Interior Design
Architects and Building Designers in Summit, NJ
"I've know Mike for several years now and I have seen his work and commitment to his craft and clients first hand. Actually, first hand should be changed to hands-on!! He is very gifted as a architect, methodical and detailed through his designing process, What I love about Mike most is his commitment to his craft, projects and clients. Meaning, he wants to stay connected from concept to completion and make sure every detail of his designs are met during the building process. He loves both ends of the business, designing and seeing the design unfold for his clients. I would highly recommend that you speak with Mike when planning a project and you will find my review to be quite accurate."
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Aric Gitomer Architect LLC
Architects and Building Designers in Summit, NJ
"Ric was very easy to work with and very creative with options and design. Strongly recommend him to anyone that is looking for an architect and I will not be using anyone else."
- aws8247
David Estreich Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Summit, NJ
"David and Brian are a terrific creative team. They have done several projects with us in both our home in NJ and our NY apartment. They have also worked for many family members always with great results. They have great ideas in terms of use of space and I would recommend them."
- Debbie and Ron E
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How do I find the best Summit 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 New Jersey 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 Summit 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 Summit, NJ 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 Summit, NJ 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 Summit 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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