Nashville 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 Nashville interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
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Noble Johnson Architects, LLC (formerly William C Johnson Architect, LLC) is a small, full service architectural... Read More
  • Click to Call(615) 292-4017
  • Nashville, TN, 37212, 18 projects in Nashville Metro
Inspiration usually has something to do with sunlight filling a room, a connection to nature, or discovering some... Read More
  • Click to Call(615) 554-1198
  • Nashville, TN, 37211, 17 projects in Nashville Metro
Organicus LLC has been designing beautiful, functional, stylish spaces for Nashville, TN and the surrounding... Read More
  • Click to Call(615) 392-1425
  • Nashville, TN, 19 projects in Nashville Metro
Since beginning in 1986, my focus has been based on the belief that great architecture responds to client needs... Read More
  • Click to Call(615) 567-5647
  • Franklin, TN, 37064, 20 projects in Nashville Metro
John TeSelle Architecture is residential design with attention to detail and client needs. Projects include... Read More
  • Click to Call(615) 297-1919
  • Nashville, TN, 37212, 13 projects in Nashville Metro
We do residential projects for a wide range of clients and budgets. Our residential work includes completed... Read More
  • Click to Call(615) 210-0599
  • Franklin, TN, 37064, 9 projects in Nashville Metro
Specializing in high end, luxury homes for 20 years. With our virtual home designing system, our clients know... Read More
  • Click to Call(615) 685-4124
  • Murfreesboro,, TN, 37128, 13 projects in Nashville Metro
Four Square Design Studio is a small, Nashville-based architecture firm with over 30 years of combined experience... Read More
  • Click to Call(615) 431-3664
  • Nashville, TN, 37210, 10 projects in Nashville Metro
Diversified Planning and Design LLC is a design firm based in Brentwood TN. We specialize in residential and... Read More
  • Click to Call(615) 714-7914
  • Brentwood, TN, 37027, 10 projects in Nashville Metro
Allard Ward Architects was established in 1995 with a focus on providing comprehensive programming, design, and... Read More
  • Click to Call(615) 345-1010
  • Nashville, TN, 37212, 9 projects in Nashville Metro
Ryan Thewes Architect is a fully licensed architectural firm based out of Nashville, Tennessee specializing in... Read More
  • Click to Call(615) 517-4186
  • Nashville, TN, 37209, 4 projects in Nashville Metro
Since 1989 Fentress Architecture Workshop (FAW) has provided effective and highly personalized architectural... Read More
  • Click to Call(615) 224-8558
  • Nashville, TN, 37203, 5 projects in Nashville Metro
Earth and Straw Design was formed in 1994 to offer architectural design services using ecological materials and... Read More
  • Click to Call(931) 589-6513
  • Linden, TN, 37096, 8 projects in Nashville Metro
Brad Norris is The architect for a unique one of a kind architecture based on timeless principles expressed in... Read More
  • Click to Call(615) 329-8540
  • Nashville, TN, 37203, 7 projects in Nashville Metro
Interior Design, Interior Consulting, Interior Styling Read More
  • Click to Call(615) 975-6485
  • nashville, TN, 37212, 3 projects in Nashville Metro
Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Nashville
Noble Johnson Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Nashville
"Working with Bill was fantastic. He listened to what we wanted, was responsive to our needs, and helped us successfully navigate a lot of tricky issues surrounding renovations on a historical home. We were thrilled with the results!"
- cnsking
Marcus DiPietro, Architect
Architects and Building Designers in Nashville
"Marcus took a 780 square foot derelict ranch house and redesigned it into an 840 sq. ft. Craftsman style cottage. It was nothing short of miraculous and he remained actively involved with the project all the way through to completion. I am very pleased with the results."
- caparis52
Organicus Design
Architects and Building Designers in Nashville
"It's telling when your house receives "love letters" during construction and after. One lady stopped her car in the street, hailed me over from the driveway, and said: "I adore your house...it's my favorite new house." Another admirer left a telephone message stating: "Yours is the most thoughtful home I've seen in a long time. Congratulations." The downside [!] is that we've accumulated a lengthy list of people who wish to tour the house and we'll get to them over time. Please know that if Leo Sapene designs your home, you will be pleased. ----------------------------------- I would encourage anyone working with Leo to use him for construction oversight as well. It is invaluable to have a knowledgeable architect to rely on during construction."
- Greg DEPRIEST
Scott Wilson Architect, LLC
Architects and Building Designers in Nashville
"I went to Scott after buying what should have been a tear down in Nashville's historic Belmont area. Knowing the house falls within the Historic District we knew we'd have a number of hurdles to jump to keep in their good graces while at the same time creating a showplace. We faced a number of challenges, not least of which was we had a tiny footprint, we wanted more square footage but we also wanted to respect the neighbors and not "overbuild". Scott listened to what we wanted... then turned his eye to design a house that not only exceeded expectations, but won two national awards from Qualified Remodeler! Scott Wilson Architect, LLC quite deservedly gets HIGH marks all around!!!"
- Mossy Ridge Construction LLC
John TeSelle
Architects and Building Designers in Nashville
"John has nearly completed the plans for our new house and it has been a great experience working with him. He has a rare combination of both creative and analytic abilities. From a very general vision we initially provided, he was able to develop a high level plan in very few iterations, despite the fact we live out of state and had only a couple of face to face meetings. His use of 3D renderings was quite helpful in this process. The construction documents he created were extremely detailed and well thought out. Our builder was quite impressed and had no significant suggestions for changes. John's customer service ethic is also admirable. He is very responsive, patient, and always meets his commitments for deliverable dates and content. We break ground in a couple of months and based on our experience so far, expect John will work with our builder towards a successful project."
- Jeff Byrnes
C Kevin Coffey Dwellings | Design
Architects and Building Designers in Nashville
"Amazing! Kevin made our dream a reality. New kitchen , master bedroom, new laundry room and mud room and a friends entrance. He is incredible to work with, very attentive. Thank you so much! We love our new addition. It doesn't feel like an addition, people are amazed at our new space !!"
- riveraa7
Elite Home Design, LLC
Architects and Building Designers in Nashville
"Chris developed our home plans for construction. He was creative and showed excellent skill as an architect. He delivered exactly what we were looking for, and was willing to work with our Builder to accept minor recommendations which enhanced the overall construction cost. His 3-D modeling system was very helpful to visualize just how the rooms will fit together. His pricing was fair and we are very happy customers. I would definitely work with him again."
- thorholmes
Four Square Design Studio
Architects and Building Designers in Nashville
"Matt designed our house several years ago - he did an awesome job - he spent a lot of time on the front end listening to what we were looking for (and looking at our bulging clippings folder), coming up with several options for us to choose from, and working with our builder. Everything stayed on budget and within our time frame. I would definitely recommend him."
- alyosha
Diversified Planning and Design
Architects and Building Designers in Nashville
"David Parker has completed two projects for our Home in Brentwood. The latest included a complicated roof line that David was able to design to perfection. I would highly recommend David Parker for any architectural projects."
- Cgi Electric
Allard Ward Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Nashville
"Michael Ward and Kaitlyn Smous of Allard Ward Architects designed our new home and we love it. The process of working with them was absolutely delightful, we continue to be grateful for the experience. They were good listeners, thoughtful problem solvers, creative, respectful of our budget, and very reassuring and responsive during the building process. We built in a neighborhood with historic zoning and Michael Ward was particularly knowledgable about the process of working with the historic commission. While working with them was very professional, designing a home is also very personal. Michael and Kaitlyn made it easy for us because of their great personalities and their unique abilities. We miss them and would love to work with them again."
- cindyherndon
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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 Nashville 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 Nashville 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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