Cleveland 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 Cleveland interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
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Cleveland's Dynamic & Fresh Architecture Studio - 8x Best of Houzz Based in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, our firm... Read More
  • Click to Call(440) 247-7767
  • Chagrin Falls, OH, 44022, 46 projects in Cleveland Metro
Cleveland's Award Winning Full Service Architecture Firm
We are a small, hands on design firm specializing in custom residential construction projects. The key for us is...
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  • 7 projects in the Cleveland Metro area
William J. Fugo Jr. Architecture excels in creating extraordinary homes of consistent design quality and diverse... Read More
  • Click to Call(216) 303-6249
  • Cleveland Heights, OH, 44118, 14 projects in Cleveland Metro
Cleveland Heights Award-Winning Design-Build Services | Best of Houzz
Unique high-quality and high-touch design and construction projects rooted in traditional old-world craftsman...
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  • 23 projects in the Cleveland Metro area
In his 40+ years experience as Director of Design and Principal at two of the region’s leading architectural,... Read More
  • Click to Call(216) 452-4592
  • Cleveland, OH, 44115, 14 projects in Cleveland Metro
NE Ohio Top Architecture & Interior Architecture Firm - Best of Houzz!
With over 27 years of experience, we are a full service architectural and interior architecture firm. Our...
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  • 14 projects in the Cleveland Metro area
New Leaf Home Design, LLC specializes in architectural design of residential additions and renovations, as well... Read More
  • Click to Call(330) 551-5037
  • Akron, OH, 44313, 13 projects in Cleveland Metro
Greater Cleveland's Luxury Architects & Building Designers
We believe listening to our clients is the initial step of design. Our goal is to create a one of a kind home you...
  • Click to Call(216) 930-2986
  • 2 projects in the Cleveland Metro area
Residential design studio was started in 1993 by Rich Rokisky. Operating a small 2-3 person office during that... Read More
  • Click to Call(330) 343-9594
  • Dover, OH, 44622, 13 projects in Cleveland Metro
Cuyahoga County's Expert Architectural Design Firm
K.B.West has provided more than 4,000 home designs in Northeastern OH. With his unique experience, Kevin West has...
  • Click to Call(234) 206-2936
  • 8 projects in the Cleveland Metro area
It all begins with the first conversation. Feel free to call us to discuss your project. There are no initial... Read More
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  • Beachwood, OH, 44122, 7 projects in Cleveland Metro
Cleveland Area's Dedicated Architect & Building Design Firm
The mission of Modern Smart Homes is to provide the complete research, design, and construction services for new...
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  • 11 projects in the Cleveland Metro area
Christopher @ Architects LLC is an award winning firm located in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. We are a full-service,... Read More
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  • Cleveland, OH, 44113-1800, 6 projects in Cleveland Metro
Bialosky is one of the Midwest’s most successful design firms with a reputation for technical excellence,... Read More
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  • Cleveland, OH, 44103, 6 projects in Cleveland Metro
I am an architect practicing in Cleveland Ohio, working primarily on Residential Projects. Call 216-906-7097 or... Read More
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  • Lakewood, OH, 44107, 6 projects in Cleveland Metro
Best of Houzz. Designing for nearly 20 years.Full service interior design firm for both residential & commercial... Read More
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  • Strongsville, OH, 44136, 4 projects in Cleveland Metro
fidei architecture provides residential design services for additions, renovations, and new homes. Whether you... Read More
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  • Copley, OH, 44321, 4 projects in Cleveland Metro
We are an A+ Better Business accredited company. Let our designs take you anywhere you want to go. With 50 years... Read More
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  • Rocky River, OH, 44116, 22 projects in Cleveland Metro
With over 25 years of experience, Stephen Schill's "Concept-through-Construction" involvement ensures your... Read More
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  • Westlake, OH, 44145, 2 projects in Cleveland Metro
Weber Architecture specializes in residential design, renovation, sensitive additions, interiors and landscape... Read More
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  • Lakewood, OH, 44107, 2 projects in Cleveland Metro
We are a father and son architectural firm specializing in custom residential designs that embody the unique... Read More
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  • Moreland Hills, OH, 44022 2367, 1 project in Cleveland Metro
Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Cleveland
Clemens Pantuso Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in Cleveland
"George Clemens Architecture renovated my kitchen, and I can't be happier with it. They were extremely professional, listened to what I wanted, and interpreted it wonderfully. I would highly recommend them."
- Matt Schmidt
William J. Fugo Jr.
Architects and Building Designers in Cleveland
"Having been in the design-build industry for 25 years and completing multiple high profile projects in Ohio and Florida with William Fugo, I am able to definitively state that he is most outstanding professional I have ever collaborated with. His skill at developing project parameters sets the tone for devising design and functional concepts for each project. This approach is consistent regardless of the size of the project. Large projects including those designated: “Wilderness,” “Valley Overlook” and “Canalside” were complex whole building renovation and additions - yet the attention to detail was maintained throughout the process. His ability to bring highly creative and effective designs to the client is consistently remarkable. Coupled with this architectural skill is the very rare skill to carry the design process to the projects interior. The ability to design interior elements to improve traffic flow, food servicing, senior living amenities, architectural details & finishes, lighting, color selections and furnishing selection & procurement while collaborating with other professionals ensures the finished project routinely exceeds expectations. William Fugo is a methodical project partner. His work is always organized, documented clear & concise and timely. This directly impacts the ability to keep a project on budget and on time. He works exceptionally well with owners, clients and other professionals. This capability also includes the ability to collaborate with technical specialists, contractors and trade professionals - this skill is a source of great relief during the complex construction process."
- ekk2
Eberhard Architects LLC
Architects and Building Designers in Cleveland
"I have had the pleasure of working with Bill Eberhard to fulfill my law firm's space needs for about 20 years. He's gotten much uglier in that time, but remains one of the most talented and dedicated architects that I have encountered. Bill has a unique inherent ability to design spaces that are functionally succesful and are works of art at the same time. Then he commits himself to making sure that the actual construction meets his high standards. The result is a space that you can be very proud of and which fits like a glove. I highly recommend him to anyone considering an important project."
- Robert Roland
New Leaf Home Design
Architects and Building Designers in Cleveland
"Hallie is the architect for a remodel of our home. The project is a large one, requiring many changes, both large and small. She has been easy to work with, always willing to rearrange things as our desires changed. She's offered great suggestions for solutions and resources, and she is affordable. A real pleasure!"
- kristindaneshgari
RNR Designs
Architects and Building Designers in Cleveland
"My husband and I worked with Rich in developing the architectural plans for our custom home. We were very, very pleased with the service and work performed. Rich went above and beyond in providing recommendations that worked out great."
- catawba1
Westwork Architectural Studio
Architects and Building Designers in Cleveland
"As a colleague & friend i have known the principles, Jim & Bob at Westwork Architectural Studio in excess of 15 years. Over the years we have designed and developed outdoor space and landscapes for a number of the properties that they have designed & developed. Westwork's attention to detail and creativity is unmatched. Their design principles & support staff are always at the forefront of their field and true artisans of Architectural design & details. I couldn't be more excited about the potential of working more together in the future to help their clients dreams become a reality. That being said, i would highly recommend Westwork Architectural Studio for your next design & development project."
- Greensource design/build - Bob Oster designs
Christopher @ Architects LLC
Architects and Building Designers in Cleveland
"Our company worked with Chris on the large contemporary renovation in Bratenahl. The project offered many challenges from concept, thru design to construction. We have done several projects of this type. Working with Chris was a pleasure that is not always experienced on a complex project like this. His attention to detail, communication and involvement in the project allowed for the entire team to establish a solid relationship with the owner and enabled us to complete the project as expected and with the highest quality."
- Alair Homes Solon
Bialosky Cleveland
Architects and Building Designers in Cleveland
"Highest level of professionalism possible, Firm goes above and beyond to make a project work smoothly. All items can be specked and obtained internally if one chooses so no outside vendors are necessary. The firm is very careful in their selection of contractors. We had an excellent experience and would give Bialosky the highest level recommendation."
- Chaz Berman
Mark Reinhold, Architect
Architects and Building Designers in Cleveland
"Mark was the perfect partner in a major renovation of our home. Built in 1936 with wonderful detail, the house was sold as a teardown. Mark was able to take our vision of how our family lives, entertains and incorporate 2 additions which most people are hard pressed to tell old from new. Unlike many architects, Mark was involved from the start (plans) to house construction completion. He worked with our contractor (and the landscaper) throughout and was an amazing resource in tweaking details to achieve best possible outcomes. He was our best advocate and gave us perspective and advice from budgets to decorating! To this day, people stop our family to tell us how amazing our house transformation has been."
- mollyschroeder
Architects and Building Designers in Cleveland
"Leslie was introduced to us through out cabinetmaker. She coordinated our entire kitchen renovation in 2011 and is helping us to do a makeover on our family room now, including a partial renovation of two bathrooms. Leslie has a way of helping a homeowner make good design decisions. She suggests, but never insists. She deftly steers the homeowner away from some items and provides rationale for going in a different direction, all with a sense of humor. One of the most important things Leslie brings to the table is her stable of tradespeople. Those who want to work with Leslie, and get repeat business, know that their work has to be right the first time. Leslie's contractors respect the home and clean up after themselves. When we discovered a plumbing problem during the kitchen renovation (which was not related to the renovation, but a coincidence) on a Sunday afternoon, Leslie had the plumber out on Monday morning! Leslie is always thinking about the project at hand and how she can keep things moving along. She has great ideas and suggestions, and can redirect a project if some items come in over budget. For all these reasons, we're having Leslie back this year and will likely involve her for any future renovations."
- happyhomeowner13
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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 Cleveland 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 Cleveland 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?

Find a home architect in Cleveland on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to architects. You may also look through photos of projects to find interior architects and building designers who have worked on a project similar to yours. You can find more architects & building designers in Pepper Pike, Cleveland, Akron, Canton and Lorain.

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