Raleigh 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 Raleigh interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
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Hutch Johnson has had a passion for design since he was 5 years old. Drawing inspiration from everything and... Read More
  • Click to Call(919) 810-6029
  • Durham, NC, 27717, 26 projects in Raleigh Metro
Raleigh's Established Architect & Designer
One of the Southeast’s foremost residential designers, Carter Skinner has built his reputation on designing...
  • Click to Call(919) 626-4712
  • 13 projects in the Raleigh Metro area
At Bizios Architect we are devoted to creating value for our clients through personalized, high caliber design... Read More
  • Click to Call(919) 794-8580
  • Durham, NC, 27707, 19 projects in Raleigh Metro
North Carolina's Award Winning Architecture Firm - Best of Houzz 2018
David Lisle knows that his firm's success stems from the understanding that the client's needs must be the...
  • Click to Call(910) 763-6053
  • 1 project in the Raleigh Metro area
A BuildSense client once expressed that BuildSense does not just design and build homes; they build dreams. We... Read More
  • Click to Call(919) 667-0404
  • Durham, NC, 27701, 28 projects in Raleigh Metro
Triangle Area Award Winning Architect
For over 25 years, we've created value for our clients through personalized, high caliber design services. We...
  • Click to Call(919) 794-8580
  • 19 projects in the Raleigh Metro area
Arielle Schechter is a registered architect specializing in warm modern and modernist residential architecture,... Read More
  • Click to Call(919) 887-8526
  • Chapel Hill, NC, 27517, 13 projects in Raleigh Metro
Service-Driven Architectural Design Firm Serving Raleigh
Zipper Architecture is a residential architecture firm specializing in all forms of housing. Our team works...
  • Click to Call(919) 422-5598
  • 1 project in the Raleigh Metro area
Carl Welch, AIBD, CPBD, is the President and CEO of Midtown Designs. Midtown Designs is a full service home... Read More
  • Click to Call(919) 783-8626
  • Raleigh, NC, 27609, 8 projects in Raleigh Metro
Wake County's Leading Architectural Design Firm - 2X Best of Houzz!
We offer quality design work and superior customer service! You can rest easy knowing that we do not put out...
  • Click to Call(919) 535-4970
  • 9 projects in the Raleigh Metro area
Founded in 2007, Frazier Home Design is an award winning design firm specializing in custom home design. We work... Read More
  • Click to Call(919) 424-7245
  • Raleigh, NC, 27612, 10 projects in Raleigh Metro
Raleigh's Award-Winning Architecture Firm
As a Parade of Homes Gold Design winner, South Designs, Inc. is focused on high customer satisfaction and...
  • Click to Call(919) 887-8535
  • 4 projects in the Raleigh Metro area
2SL Design Build Collaborative specializes in architecturally significant design-build projects. In business for... Read More
  • Click to Call(919) 351-8317
  • Raleigh, NC, 27604, 9 projects in Raleigh Metro
*Accepting Calls Between 9AM-5PM EST* Whether designing a new home, redesigning a kitchen, creating outdoor... Read More
  • Click to Call(919) 535-4970
  • Cary, NC, 27511, 9 projects in Raleigh Metro
Sophie Piesse Architect, PA, is a full service residential architecture firm that takes a team approach to make... Read More
  • Click to Call(919) 932-6454
  • Carrboro, NC, 27510, 7 projects in Raleigh Metro
Your dream home does not have to be just a dream anymore. At Dowds Design Collection, we specialize in making the... Read More
  • Click to Call(919) 563-1818
  • Mebane, NC, 27302, 10 projects in Raleigh Metro
Welcome to the world as seen through our eyes... A world where “what is” is easily replaced with “what could... Read More
  • Click to Call(919) 629-1689
  • Durham, NC, 27713, 8 projects in Raleigh Metro
Every aspect of your home is important...from the placement of your furniture within the spaces, to the placement... Read More
  • Click to Call(910) 366-2636
  • Aberdeen, NC, 28315, 8 projects in Raleigh Metro
Our mission is to design the Triangle beautiful, one house at a time. McMillan Design is an award-winning... Read More
  • Click to Call(919) 263-1509
  • Wake Forest, NC, 27587, 8 projects in Raleigh Metro
Barbara Richter, AIA established Richter-Norton Architecture, PLLC in January of 2009, which has focused... Read More
  • Click to Call(919) 525-3143
  • Chapel Hill, NC, 27516, 7 projects in Raleigh Metro
Alicia Ravetto Architect PA offers full architectural services for custom residential & commercial projects,... Read More
  • Click to Call(919) 933-0999
  • Pittsboro, NC, 27312, 11 projects in Raleigh Metro
Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Raleigh
Hutch Johnson WHJ Design
Architects and Building Designers in Raleigh
"I’ve had the opportunity to work with Hutch on various projects spanning a number of years. On two projects, I was the owner’s representative/project coordinator, so I have seen him through the eyes of a client. On others, I’ve worked on the contractor’s team as selection coordinator, and have seen him through the eyes of a peer. I also work for Hutch as a bookkeeper, so I see him as a business man, and I watch how he relates to all members on any project team. Hutch is not a brand to sell. He is a creative listener who delivers what the client dreams of or requires. When reality sets in for the client, he helps harness the scope so that it fits the budget, but maintains the superior quality of design and function that are important to the client, regardless of scale. I’ve also worked on projects with other designers. When on a “Hutchless” project, one thing I notice almost immediately (and miss terribly) is Hutch’s ability to know how a space will be used or lived in. His perception and foresight are far superior to many other designers. In addition, he knows how materials will function and esthetically relate to each other, so that spaces just plain work — and they look fabulous in the process. Amazingly, with such focus on the design and esthetics of a project, he is forever cognizant of the structural integrity of a building. He knows what works, and what doesn’t. Hutch is very good at guiding his clients through the process, which can be overwhelming. He’s realistic, he issues alerts when needed and he will do what the client insists upon in spite of his better judgment, so long as it does not produce an inferior or dangerous structure. I look forward to working on more projects with Hutch, and to referring him to anyone who needs a thoughtful professional who is really good at what he does and loads of fun to work with. He takes his work seriously, but is anything but stogy!!"
- Nancy Hardin
Bizios Architect
Architects and Building Designers in Raleigh
"We hired Bizios Architecht to design our house and we were very happy with the whole process. The firm started by helping us clarify what we wanted and then made suggestions on how to achieve this. Gerogia Bizios and her team designed a house achieving our objectives within our budget and worked well with the contractor to make sure these were realized. In addition, we had a strange lot and they sited the house perfectly!"
- michaelsinger
Architects and Building Designers in Raleigh
"L. Meyers brought me in as a preservation consultant to assist one of their homeowners with preservation tax credits on a kitchen renovation. I was impressed with the thoroughness of their preparations for me, the ease of communication, and also with their clear focus on customer service. The homeowner was obviously pleased with the work, and I look forward to working with Meyers again."
- Four over One Design
Arielle C. Schechter, AIA
Architects and Building Designers in Raleigh
"Audie was outstanding to work with. We hired her for a renovation and could not have been more pleased with her work. She is terrific and I highly recommend her."
- leigh_callahan92
Midtown Designs
Architects and Building Designers in Raleigh
"I have used Carl Welch at Midtown Designs for the last 5 years on over 100 new construction starts. We constantly take plans and rework them to keep up with trends and keep things outside the box. Carl has never failed to get my ideas on paper in a way that complements the house and keeps me ahead of the competition. Best Architech I have ever used!!!!"
- genesisliving
Frazier Home Design
Architects and Building Designers in Raleigh
"We have worked with Tony and his team for many years. The design/build process with our homeowners and Frazier Home Design is always flawless, as is the final product. Frazier really excels in space planning and exterior design and we would highly recommend working with them for a custom plan to fit your personality and your family's needs."
- Sundance Signature Homes
2SL Design Build Collaborative
Architects and Building Designers in Raleigh
"We have had the opportunity to work with a few members of the 2SL Design Build team over the years. In fact, we’re working with Dave on a project right now! It is clear to us that the team at 2SL has a passion for what they do and always keep their customers’ needs as a priority."
- Wilkinson
Dawn Christine Architect, PLLC
Architects and Building Designers in Raleigh
"Her work is simply breath taking. A true professional in all areas. I am blown away with her hard work and passion. GREAT JOB DAWN."
- mariaofsi
Sophie Piesse Architect, PA
Architects and Building Designers in Raleigh
"A main concern with renovating our midcentury modernist home was to maintain the integrity of the home originally designed by the locally renowned architect, James Webb. We definitely got more than be hoped for working with Sophie Piesse. Pictures of both the before and the after renovation exist on two websites: http://www.SophiePiesse.com and http://www.trianglemodernisthouses.com."
- Irene Gaye
Dowds Design Collection LLC
Architects and Building Designers in Raleigh
"My husband and I contracted 3D to build our home a few years ago and I have to say the quality of work was and still is outstanding. We couldn't be happier and constantly receive compliments on our home. This builder is very professional and patient. He was there through every single decsision that was made right down to the cabinet hardware. 100% satisfied and would and have recommended this company to friends."
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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 Raleigh 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 Raleigh 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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