Cincinnati Architects and Building Designers

Is the scope of your home design project beyond simply replacing countertops or flooring? It’s the responsibility of a 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 Cincinnati interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
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Wilcox Architecture combines high quality design with personal attention to guide clients from site and building... Read More
Cincinnati Innovative Architectural Design Firm
Wentz Design is a young, energetic architecture firm which strives to deliver beautiful, creative, and functional...
Drawing Dept is a full-service architectural firm based in the Oakley neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio. Drawing... Read More
Cincinnati Full-Service Residential Design Firm
We are particularly adept in adapting the design process to each clients needs & schedule, without sacrificing...
We have a vibrant culture and our team of architects and interior designers that thrives on guiding our clients... Read More
Client-Centered Design Services in Cincinnati | 3x Best of Houzz!
Since 1979, ArchitectsPlus has been delivering superior residential and commercial architectural design services...
Client focused residential design. Mary Cassinelli Architect, LLC is located in the Mt. Lookout neighborhood of... Read More
Cincinnati Area's Industry Leading Architectural Designer
Gar-Nel Home Design has been in business for over a decade in the Cincinnati, Ohio area as one of the top...
Ryan Duebber Architect (RDA) is a full service award winning design firm located in Cincinnati, Ohio specializing... Read More
Southern Ohio's "Dream It, Do It" Architect | Best of Houzz '14-'18
From classical elegance to cozy and informal, everyone has a different definition of Sanctuary, so it's important...
One of the few environments in our life that we have control over is our home. In today’s world, we all need a... Read More
Cincinnati Award Winning Architect
Architectural Firm specializing in Residential and Light Commercial work. Design and Drawings for new Structures,...
We are a small office consisting of Architect Rod Sidley and two registered Architects. We have intentionally... Read More
Cincinnati's Full Service Architect & Designer Best of Houzz 2017
We strive to design beautiful spaces, based not only on your current taste or lifestyle, but which are easily...
At Ashli Slawter Architecture making your home "Uniquely You" is our priority! All projects no matter their size... Read More
CCI's team of consultants includes, Engineering and Landscape Architecture services. Our firm has assembled a... Read More
Architectural Firm specializing in Residential and Light Commercial work. Design and Drawings for new... Read More
Kepes Architecture was founded in 2006 by Chris Kepes, AIA. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and raised in... Read More
Dwellbeing is a residential design firm based in Cincinnati, Ohio. We bring our practical experience to each... Read More
Award winning Home designer,Ron Globke, has been working in the building industry since 1985, He started out as... Read More
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Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Cincinnati
Wilcox Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in Cincinnati
"We had an excellent experience with Tom Wilcox. We hired him to draw up plans for a Master Bedroom and Bath for our 1940's Cape Cod style home. Tom was extremely creative with our space and kept with the feel and style of our home. He was always professional, friendly, listened to our ideas and understood our needs. He was "spot on" when we were concerned that we could even afford such a project. He had a great working relationship with our contractor and the construction was seamless. We could not be happier with the end result. Thank You Wilcox Architecture!"
- Melissa Schmit
Drawing Dept
Architects and Building Designers in Cincinnati
"Drawing Dept designed our award-winning screened porch and our renovated kitchen (hopefully soon to be award-winning as well!). They did an amazing job. They are the best shop in town for modern architectural design."
- darooster
Luminaut
Architects and Building Designers in Cincinnati
"Our experience with Architects Plus was amazing. We felt like they really listened to our needs and incorporated them in the design. They were with us every step of the way and our project turned out better than we could have expected!"
- Chase Aston
Mary Cassinelli Architect, LLC
Architects and Building Designers in Cincinnati
"We recently had Mary design our Kitchen. She is great to work with. She listen to our needs and brought some new ideas to our kitchen layout. She created a space that is very open but very functional. Mary included our builder in the process. This made for a very easy transition from the design phase to the construction phase."
- design71
Ryan Duebber Architect, LLC
Architects and Building Designers in Cincinnati
"Ryan Duebber designed a powder room remodel including custom wood mirror frame, cabinet and shelf; copper sink, toilet, faucet, stone wall and stone/wood floor. He listened carefully to my requests. He created with thoughtful consideration to make the new design meld with the rest of the house, be a beautiful gem, and be completely functional. In his design he was able to solve all the potential problems I had thought of. He has terrific color sense and knowledge of materials and construction, was timely and within budget. He also was great help in resolving with the contractor a few issues that came up with the installation. Ryan was creative, professional, friendly, upbeat, thoughtful. The room now looks beautiful, beyond what I could imagine from the plans. My all around good experience was well worth his fee. Total project (design, materials, install) cost about $12,000."
- pigz
Sally Noble Architect, LLC
Architects and Building Designers in Cincinnati
"Sally designed our house with the style, function and design features we were wanting in such a short time! She was able to read our needs and our personalities and construct a home that we could've never imagined! She stayed within our design aesthetics however added her own twist that really was the icing on the cake. She also worked well with our builder, designer and was a team player with the sub-contractors that also touched the house. We were so very pleased with the project and would highly recommend her to others."
- pchoynes
Rod Sidley Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Cincinnati
"Rod Sidley Architects designed and supervised a complete remodel of our 1950 ranch. The kitchen and bathrooms were gutted, and we added a new office, bedroom, bathroom, Master bedroom, Master bath, walk in closet, and downstairs rec room. Rod initially presented us with three options, and we were able to pick the one that best met our needs and budget. From there, he oversaw the project every step of the way, including demolition, construction, selections (insulation, flooring, fixtures, cabinets, etc.) and finishing. He managed our contractor and made sure they were working according to the blueprints and our specification. He helped us work through problems that inevitably arose, and made sure the work was done within budget, in a quality manner, and on schedule. Rod's knowledge of design, drafting, construction, materials, regulations, and sources is extensive and really helped make this project a success. In our particular case, his contacts and relationships within the Wyoming community were invaluable. We were extremely happy with the end result, and have used Rod Sidley Architects to manage other projects since then. He's the best!"
- Deanna Argo
Ashli Slawter Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in Cincinnati
"A. Slawter Architecture is my first choice when referring my clients to an architect. Ashli is not just creative and talented, but her professionalism and attention to detail stand out. She knows how to listen to a clients needs and wants and custom design a home perfect for them. I have referred her for home renovation projects, new construction consult/design and home buying consultations. Megan Abner, Realtor Rawlings Realty & Auctions Fort Thomas, Kentukcy"
- meganabner
CCI Design, Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in Cincinnati
"As a Geotechnical Engineer, I've worked with CCI Design and CCI Engineering on many projects over many years. They are excellent, first-class professionals who offer creative, beautiful effective solutions on a variety of project types. - Joseph W Kowalski, PE"
- retainingwallexpert
Arcanum Architecture LLC
Architects and Building Designers in Cincinnati
"We've worked with Matt on several projects. He's designed a home for us and also designed a new kitchen and family room for a very old home that we live in now. Matt is creative and extremely knowledgeable about the building process all the way through. Offering us many options to accomplish our goals. Most importantly Matt listened to what we wanted and understood how we lived and has created beautiful, comfortable , spaces for my family! Would highly recommend Matt and wouldn't think of using another architect!"
- Lynn Lach
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How do I find the best 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 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 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 Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati 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 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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