White Bear Lake, MN Architects and Building Designers

Is the scope of your home design project beyond simply replacing countertops or flooring? It’s the responsibility of a White Bear Lake 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 White Bear Lake, MN interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
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At Fluidesign Studio, we push the boundaries of design, thinking outside the box to discover unseen... Read More
  • Click to Call(952) 237-5992
  • 16 miles from White Bear Lake, 1 project in White Bear Lake
Greater St. Paul Area's Experienced Architecture Design Firm
Douglas Danks Associates was formed in 1997 with the philosophy that appropriate and meaningful design is not...
  • Click to Call(651) 504-0239
  • 1 project in the White Bear Lake area
ABOUT US Visualization To InSpire, or take action on an idea, is our passion in bringing ideas to life. We... Read More
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  • 9 miles from White Bear Lake, 1 project in White Bear Lake
Twin Cities Experienced & Trusted Architecture
Vermeland Architects specializes in residential architecture from modest one room remodeling projects to...
J.Sweitzer-Architects is a full service architectural firm specializing in traditional, transitional, modern and... Read More
  • Click to Call(612) 220-3283
  • 22 miles from White Bear Lake, 1 project in White Bear Lake
Ramsey County's Most Notable Architects & Building Designers
To InSpire, or take action on an idea, is our passion in bringing ideas to life. We use walk-throughs, computer...
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  • 2 projects in the White Bear Lake area
Devoted to authenticity, Andrea's work is a spirited balance of modern sensibilities with traditional order. Read More
  • Click to Call(612) 338-5976
  • 18 miles from White Bear Lake, 1 project in White Bear Lake
ALTUS Architecture + Design is a firm that focuses on creating places for living that reflect the identity of the... Read More
  • Click to Call(612) 333-8095
  • 15 miles from White Bear Lake, 1 project in White Bear Lake
President of Ron Brenner Architects in Stillwater Minnesota, brings over 25 years experience designing single... Read More
Rehkamp Larson Architects is dedicated to creating great places to live. We work together with homeowners and... Read More
At SALA we believe that our client collaborations transcend the idea of style. We strive to create thoughtful,... Read More
"Your Home Is Our Passion." The desire to create beautifully crafted homes that reflect each of our customers... Read More
Repeat BEST OF HOUZZ winner with over 30 years experience designing custom homes, we work across the country on... Read More
Twin Cities Award Winning Architectural Firm - Best of Houzz 2018 Winner Principal Architect & Owner, James... Read More
At David Charlez, we are a vibrant design-oriented firm that is committed to creating distinctive built... Read More
To see more photos of our homes please visit our website at: www.homesbytradition.com Welcome to a new... Read More
Partners 4, Design is a residential design and build firm, a single source for kitchen and bath improvement. The... Read More
Charlie & Co. Design, Ltd. is a full service residential design studio focusing on thoughtful and unique... Read More
Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in White Bear Lake, MN
Fluidesign Studio
Architects and Building Designers in White Bear Lake, MN
"Our project, which took approximately 3 1/2 months from start to completion, included both a kitchen and basement remodel. Anchor Builders recommended that we use Fluidesign for our design work. Fluidesign did the layout and consulted with us on all phases of the project. They were available and helpful at every phase of construction. In addition to producing an excellent floor plan, they assisted with major and minor decisions including selection of appliances, cabinets, lighting fixtures, carpeting, paint colors, etc. All the options available would have been very overwhelming without their help. The design team was always attentive. Shelly and Carrie helped us transfer concepts into reality. They did so by listening to us and offering us choices that reflected our wishes and their excellent taste, We feel very confident in recommending their services to others."
- blabrams
InSpire Architects
Architects and Building Designers in White Bear Lake, MN
"I hired Jeffrey with Inspire Architects to help me design a 3-season porch. He meet with my clients, answered all their questions. Design a porch and deck to meet all their needs and stayed under budget. It was easy to work with Jeffrey. I would hire him again. Alan Johnson Alan Johnson Construction LLC"
- Alan Johnson
J.Sweitzer-Architects LLC
Architects and Building Designers in White Bear Lake, MN
"Jeff did the design on our condo in downtown Minneapolis as well as the remodel of our Naples, FL condo. He did the overall design as well as overseeing the work. Both were very tasteful and exactly what we were looking for, it could not have been better. The Minneapolis condo (Rock Island Lofts) was designed and built out in about summer of 2004, and the Naples condo in summer of 2011."
- markgdillon
Andrea Swan - Swan Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in White Bear Lake, MN
"Andrea Swan took a dark, dated, depressing space and created a bright, functional modern apartment. She oversaw every aspect of the project and elegantly solved any surprises that emerged during the remodeling. She worked brilliantly with my contractor and was always creative, knowledgeable, respectful, constructive and courteous -- and demanding on behalf of her client."
- karenbachman
ALTUS Architecture + Design
Architects and Building Designers in White Bear Lake, MN
"Altus was the architectural firm I selected for our complete home renovation. I am thrilled with both the process and the results and would highly recommend them. Both Tim and Chad are extremely knowledgable, innovative, thoughtful, creative, and professional. They listen and provide terrific solutions. Their aesthetic is clean, functional, and incapsulates the client fully. Wonderful to work with, honest, and of high integrity. So happy that I chose to work with them!"
- KICK Interiors LLC
Ron Brenner Architects
Architects and Building Designers in White Bear Lake, MN
"Ron Brenner's portfolio displayed a wide variety of great architecture from residential to commercial. He has the education and experience that I seek. He's a great source on costs in a project. I haven't hired anyone yet for our remodel."
- gracefix
Rehkamp Larson Architects, Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in White Bear Lake, MN
"Jean Rehkamp Larson is talented, patient, articulate, creative, brilliant, practical, systematic and delightful. We live in a 1908 Farmhouse in Minnesota, which we purchased 14 years ago. We made very few improvements during those years. Our 3 kids were in school and then starting college and life was too busy. I knew we eventually would get to updating and remodeling our home so I kept looking for possible architects. Jean wrote the book "Farmhouse Book". I immediately realized that she understood the elements that I wanted to preserve and maintain, yet update to make more livable and comfortable for our expanding family, as kids come home with partners and maybe eventually grandchildren. This project is 2+ years in the works mainly because of unforeseen surprises behind the walls i.e. lead pipes, extension cords in the wall used for electricity, porch walls that were structurally unsound and could not pass inspection as well as the increased expenses because of those surprises that required refinancing and prioritizing. As well as decision making difficulties between 2 very stubborn people. :) We are coming into our final push to finish the kitchen, cabinets and trim work. We have remodeled the upstairs bathroom, we have moved the kitchen back to its original location from its 1970s tacky remodel to incorporate a bathroom on the main floor, Put in a main floor handicap accessible bathroom, wrap around porch, new entryway, sunroom off the kitchen, geothermal heating and cooling."
- nataleejo
SALA Architects
Architects and Building Designers in White Bear Lake, MN
"We have had the pleasure of collaborating with SALA Architects on multiple projects. Each time they have brought something fresh to the table and are constantly thinking outside the box. They also have an innate attention to detail and are great at communicating. Overall, they have been a pleasure to work with."
- Partners 4, Design
Alexander Design Group, Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in White Bear Lake, MN
"Kathy Alexander designed our new home. She did a fantastic job! She really listened to our concerns and needs and designed a home that fits us perfectly. She was the best part of our build experience."
- J R
Sharratt Design & Company
Architects and Building Designers in White Bear Lake, MN
"We've had the honor of working with Sharratt Design & Co. recently on a few phenomenal renovation and new construction projects. From a design perspective, they are proficient in any style you can think of. From cottage, to Colorado lodge, to Mediterranean, to contemporary, they can do it all. Most importantly, they are fun to work with in a collaborative team setting, and always have their clients' best interests in mind. They have a wonderful staff, and everyone from Mike Sharratt himself, to the people who answer the phones, are warm, inviting, and accessible throughout the project. We look forward to many more projects with Sharratt Design & Co, and we highly recommend you speak to them if you're looking to remodel an existing home, or build new. John R. Kraemer"
- John Kraemer & Sons
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How do I find the best White Bear Lake 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 Minnesota 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 White Bear Lake 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 White Bear Lake, MN 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 White Bear Lake, MN 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 White Bear Lake 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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