Vineyard Haven, 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 Vineyard Haven 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 Vineyard Haven, MA interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
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Sam has more than 28 years experience in the design and construction industries. His academic training in... Read More
Dukes County Custom Barn Homes, Farmhouses, and Cottages
We specialize in classic American architecture, including barn-style homes, classic farmhouses, coastal cottages,...
Inspired by the simplicity of New England vernacular buildings and landscapes, Katie Hutchison Studio composes... Read More
  • Click to Call(978) 741-0932
  • 40 miles from Vineyard Haven, 1 project in Vineyard Haven
Martha's Vineyard Innovative & Distinctive Architectural Design Firm
We offer comprehensive Architectural services that focuses on efficient and stream-lined communication with...
  • Click to Call(508) 734-9025
  • 5 projects in the Vineyard Haven area
Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders (PSD) is a fully integrated architecture, construction, landscape... Read More
Martha's Vineyard Full Service Architectural Firm
Sullivan + Associates Architects, established in 1998 is a full service architectural firm specializing in...
  • Click to Call(508) 693-0500
  • 25 projects in the Vineyard Haven area
Architecture+Indigo specializes in Residential Architecture, and with over 30 years of experience, we are... Read More
Residential Designers on Martha's Vineyard
Residential design and interiors on Martha's Vineyard. From concept through construction, to the final touches.
  • Click to Call(508) 684-5099
  • 11 projects in the Vineyard Haven area
Eastward Companies is a premier builder on Cape Cod with over 40 years of unprecedented expierence and customer... Read More
Residential Architects in Martha's Vineyard Since 1983
Since starting our practice on Martha's Vineyard in 1983, our primary focus has been on residential work in and...
  • Click to Call(508) 433-3388
  • 6 projects in the Vineyard Haven area
Salt Architecture provides full service custom residential architectural services for Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard... Read More
Compelling Architecture from Marthas Vineyard to Down East
With derivation from Native American and Scandinavian languages, our name suggests devotion to an architecture at...
  • Click to Call(774) 538-2273
  • 1 project in the Vineyard Haven area
Influenced by the land and sea around us, hunter and company draws from our agrarian roots to design sensible... Read More
Mark Lawton is a licensed architect with over 20 years of experience in residential architecture. In addition to... Read More
The architects at Jill Neubauer Architects Inc., of Falmouth, Cape Cod, offer personal attention in the creation... Read More
Kate Warner designs energy-conscious houses in keeping with the Vineyard landscape and vernacular. She has been... Read More
Residential and Commercial Designer on Nantucket for over 25 years. We pride ourselves in our strong... Read More
8TFive Studio is an architectural design firm that provides affordable small scale services through innovative... Read More
GF Architecture offers full-service custom residential and light commercial architectural design for clients... Read More
A3 Architects Inc is a full service architectural firm specializing in net energy zero design, passive house... Read More
We are a residential architecture firm specializing in classic shingle style and New England seaside designs... Read More
Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Vineyard Haven, MA
Sam Sherman Associates, LLC
Architects and Building Designers in Vineyard Haven, MA
"Over 30 years ago, early in his career, Sam Sherman worked on the design of the Chilmark home of our best friends. Our friends introduced us to the Vineyard, and were always very happy with the efficiency of their home and the excellent use of light. When we were able to purchase our own home on the island, Sam was our first choice as a designer, given the positive experience our friends had over the years. We purchased a dark, dingy home and did a near tear down of the existing structure. Sam saw what we did not see, that by reorienting the house we came away with incredible light and views. The design plan he provided not only gave us incredible views but the detail enabled the Contractor to bid the job to the penny. We needed a variance from the town to execute the plan and did not want to buy the house until we knew we could make the changes. Sam’s team dealt with the Edgartown planning board very effectively and efficiently to get the job approved in only 4 weeks. Because we are not full time residents of the island, we also had Sam run the contractor selection process and provide construction oversight. We have built a number of homes before but never have we been on budget and on schedule and never before have we been as pleased with the end result. We would recommend Sam and his team to anyone planning to build or remodel on Martha’s Vineyard. Pamela & Bill Craven"
- wrcraven
Katie Hutchison Studio
Architects and Building Designers in Vineyard Haven, MA
"Katie has been a wonderful professional to work with. She is creative, very diligent and timely in her work. Katie has helped us organize our project very well, educating us on the entire design and building process. She has been very conscious about keeping us on budget and has worked very collaboratively with our builder. Katie listens well to our ideas, and is flexible and adaptive with her ideas. Her drawings, plans and schedules are clear and complete. We have wanted to be ecologically careful and design a home that is respectful of environmental factors. She has been a great support in these areas. She has also been a big help in designing our soft interior designs, carpets, window treatments, furniture, pillows etc. She helped us repurpose furniture that compliments our vision and has sensitively advised us on moving on items that do not compliment our project design. She has an eye for light, color and simplicity that I appreciate. She is the whole package."
- huntleyskinner53
Polhemus Savery DaSilva
Architects and Building Designers in Vineyard Haven, MA
"Beautiful homes! Every one of them radiates with New England charm. The rooms feel very family oriented and I love the fun and sometimes even whimsical design elements. Great work PSD!"
- dennismb
Architecture + Indigo, LLC
Architects and Building Designers in Vineyard Haven, MA
"Debra was amazing to work with and one of the best at collaborating a large team of contractors to work together on a challenging project. She is very well respected in the industry and her clients have nothing but great things to say about her professionalism and attention to detail."
- Rockwell Masonry, Inc.
Eastward Companies
Architects and Building Designers in Vineyard Haven, MA
"My home building experience was a joy with Eastward Companies. From the first sit down during the design phase to the very last walk thru of the finished product, every part of the job was easy. We could not be happier with our home. Every member of the Eastward Companies team is committed to excellence and they all made our expeirence memorable."
- mya82
Salt Architecture Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in Vineyard Haven, MA
"We have worked with Salt Architecture on two projects, and, based on our recommendation, they are designing a new house for friends. Each project is well thought-out and flows together perfectly. They were able to solve issues and create spaces that made perfect sense. Salt Architecture designed functional and fabulous homes for us. Working with them was a complete joy!"
- pamsheps
Carole Hunter Home Design
Architects and Building Designers in Vineyard Haven, MA
"Constraints enhance creativity, it is said. Certainly that is the case with our project and Carole Hunter's plans for renovating our old small house and adding improved kitchen, living and bedroom space. We had a tricky building site - all sand - and the old house was at the edge of the property line. So there were lots of issues re zoning and codes. Carole did a superb job of adding a connector from the old to the new house and positioning the new wing at a slight angle, esthetically appealing and conforming to requirements. Included in the overhaul of the old house is a superb dividing wall between the main bedroom and den - tv on the den side and alcove with built-in shelves on the bedroom side. The old house had overhanging rafters. She kept this look in the new part by insisting on having rafters. In order to maintain a sealed envelope, the rafters had to be scabbed on. Our view was most important to us and it was maximized! When we are asked what we do when we're at the house we always answer "look out the windows." Carole worked well with all four of us - me, my husband, my brother and my sister-in-law. We find the house stunningly understated - just what we wanted. For pictures go to chunters@houzz.com, projects, beach house."
- epostmirel
Mark Lawton Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in Vineyard Haven, MA
"We hired Lawton Design Studio to renovate a house we had just bought. Mark designed my dream kitchen and turned a crummy in-law apartment into an upscale master suite - walk in closet and fabulous bathroom included. It's now almost two years later and we're still thrilled with the work. The kitchen is perfect for both intimate family dinners and large scale entertaining. And our master suite is a blessed oasis to which we happily retire every night. In fact, I don't like to travel as often as I used to because the accommodations rarely compare with what we have at home! Perhaps most importantly, however, is that we stayed on budget and fantastically on schedule - I gave no wiggle room on the end date and, impressively, everything was finished the day before. Moving and renovating a house is typically not fun or easy, but working with LDS was great. I completely trusted LDS to do the work well and give us a great finished product and we were not disappointed."
- annerocheperrine
Jill Neubauer Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Vineyard Haven, MA
"As a builder in Naples, Florida, we recommend Jill and her team at Jill Neubauer Architects to anyone on the Cape, as well as anyone who owns in Naples, Bonita Beach, or Marco Island, who wants to either design and build a custom home, or wants to remodel a luxury home or condo. Jill understands that you want your own special place, that reflects your style and taste. It is imperative that you trust the team you have chosen to design your dream. Jill Neubauer Architects is a team you can trust and we highly recommend them."
- 41 West
Kate S. Warner
Architects and Building Designers in Vineyard Haven, MA
"Kate Warner designed a wonderful house for us on Martha's Vineyard. it was a challenging job,involving a situation with no power on site (the house was solar powered only,) plus a long drive on the beach with deflated tires to a remote site. Nonetheless, she did a wonderful design job,and we were thrilled with the house. She also traveled out every week to oversee the builder, who needed some oversight and control. She communicated constantly with us,and was responsive to all of our thoughts. Every detail was talked through and evolved. We have built or modified several homes,and this was the best experience we have ever had. I would build the same house tomorrow! She is highly intelligent, ethical,thoughtful, listens attentively, but does not hesitate to speak her mind---a trait we valued, as it helped us avoid several missteps. She is a pleasure to work with,and we highly recommend her to anyone."
- capepogue
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How do I find the best Vineyard Haven 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 Vineyard Haven 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 Vineyard Haven, 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 Vineyard Haven, 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 Vineyard Haven 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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