Richmond 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 Richmond interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
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3north We are architects, landscape architects, and interior designers. We believe great design has the... Read More
  • Click to Call(804) 232-8900
  • Richmond, VA, 23224, 16 projects in Richmond Metro
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D+D Studio was established to bring the highest level of architectural design to clients at an affordable rate....
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  • 6 projects in the Richmond Metro area
We are designers that understand homes: how people use them, how they enjoy them, and how their lives are... Read More
  • Click to Call(804) 269-5129
  • Midlothian, VA, 23112, 17 projects in Richmond Metro
Designs by Aaron Olson, Inc. dedicates itself to engaging clients in dialogue conducive to realizing their... Read More
  • Click to Call(804) 293-2071
  • Richmond, VA, 23225, 8 projects in Richmond Metro
Jennifer Radakovic Design is a full-service residential design firm in Richmond, Va. specializing in the creation... Read More
  • Click to Call(804) 799-2792
  • Richmond, VA, 23220, 5 projects in Richmond Metro
Mr. Hunter is "hands on;" he is a Class 'A' Licensed General Contractor and President of England Street... Read More
  • Click to Call(804) 752-2767
  • Ashland, VA, 23005, 12 projects in Richmond Metro
At SMS Architects, we take a thoughtful and comprehensive approach to envision the opportunities presented to us... Read More
  • Click to Call(804) 409-2019
  • Richmond, VA, 9 projects in Richmond Metro
Custom residential architectural, interior design and estate planning services. In business since 1993 we have... Read More
  • Click to Call(804) 432-4739
  • Richmond, VA, 23230, 11 projects in Richmond Metro
D+D Studio was established to offer the highest level of architectural design to clients at an affordable rate.... Read More
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  • New Kent, VA, 23124, 6 projects in Richmond Metro
With offices in Richmond & Charlottesville, Virginia, Sunflower Studio employs an ecologically-mindful design... Read More
  • Click to Call(804) 306-4927
  • Richmond, VA, 9 projects in Richmond Metro
Mr. Ensminger began his career in architecture at Virginia Tech in 1983. He was awarded his Bachelor of... Read More
  • Click to Call(804) 323-6299
  • Richmond, VA, 23229, 6 projects in Richmond Metro
Christian Snowden Design offers full service design focusing on modern residential new construction, interior... Read More
  • Click to Call(804) 513-6482
  • Richmond, VA, 23224, 5 projects in Richmond Metro
Fine architecture is more than the concept of a building; it is the expression of a dream. We truly believe a... Read More
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  • Richmond, VA, 23223, 1 project in Richmond Metro
We specialize in designing homes for homeowners, creating home plans you can understand. Are you tired of... Read More
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  • Chester, VA, 23836, 3 projects in Richmond Metro
At Studio Z, it’s about you. We focus our combined experience, creativity, and passion for the practice of... Read More
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  • Henrico, VA, 23233-8703, 3 projects in Richmond Metro
Whether you are looking to build a new home, add rooms or give your existing home that much needed facelift with... Read More
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  • Moseley, VA, 3 projects in Richmond Metro
Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Richmond
3north
Architects and Building Designers in Richmond
"We hired Visible Proof to design our retail space (Sweet Spot, a candy store). They helped with the design plan and layout of the space, custom shelving, furniture and lighting selection, lighting plan, color selection, graphics and branding and provided creative solutions for existing columns and small space constrictions. Visible Proof did an amazing job and their vision and professionalism was vital to the success of our shop."
- chrissysweetspot
TM Vavra Associates
Architects and Building Designers in Richmond
"Wonderful! Worked with TM Vavra on multiple projects and still do! Highly recommended! On time and on target! Extremely knowledgable about the industry along with a great attitude making projects super enjoyable!"
- erin3250
Designs by Aaron Olson, Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in Richmond
"I do renderings for Aaron he also was one of my first customers when I started my graphics company. I enjoy working with Aaron on his projects he does great work and his houses are detailed well. If you need a home designed Aaron is a someone I would talk to if you're looking for Architects."
- SMG Designs
Jennifer Radakovic Design
Architects and Building Designers in Richmond
"Jennifer nailed our mudroom addition. She created an attractive and useful space, and she was helpful through the entire process, including the selection of materials. We look forward to working with her again."
- Gina Bass
Keith Hunter & Associates, Architect
Architects and Building Designers in Richmond
"He designed our beautiful home. We worked well together in the design and changes along the way. He is just finishing the building of our home. Keith is very easy to work with, responds quickly to last minute changes. Very professional."
- coreenhg
SMS Architects RVA
Architects and Building Designers in Richmond
"I've worked with Scott Stephens for several years now and consider him to be one of the best architects I know. His plans are clear and concise and his knowledge and experience shine through on every project. Scott is a pleasure to be around. He has an easy going, "down-to-earth" type personality, yet conducts meetings with the efficiency and professionalism homeowners need and require. Scott has my highest endorsement and I recommend him for anyone considering building a new home, or addition. Scott Wagner, Custom View"
- Custom View LLC
Mark Spangler Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in Richmond
"Mark Spangler designed two homes and an addition for me and did an excellent job on all three. Mark has the unique ability to listen to our ideas and transform them into a great design. His plans are original looking and they are consistent in style. I would recommend him for any size home or addition."
- mlbrill
D+D Studio LLC
Architects and Building Designers in Richmond
"We hired Allan Phillips to help us draw up a needed addition on a property we were purchasing, and he took our ideas and desires and put them down on paper turning them into a great possibility that complimented the existing home beautifully, and included ALL of what we needed plus some! We would definitely recommend him and his company to anyone in need of architectural services."
- Evans Powell
Sunflower Studio
Architects and Building Designers in Richmond
"There are many architects and builders but few who have the skill, experience, and vision to design and build a green house. Looking for a modern architect in the area, we found Patrick's website and we got to know him before we hired him. We liked him immediately and never "interviewed' anyone else. We never regretted it. He shared our desire to build lightly, letting the surroundings influence the design and materials. He artfully brokered the inevitable differences of opinion between husband and wife, and we enjoyed the consultative process of working out the design together as a small team. After the design was complete, we were happy to have him build the house, too, which has worked out beautifully. On complicated custom houses, there are many situations where unforeseen circumstances or questions arise, and things move more quickly and smoothly when the person responsible for constructing the house is the same person as the person who envisioned it. The house is not yet complete, but we are currently on budget (more or less) and the product is a work of art. I have suffered through many residential and commercial building projects over a lifetime, and this is the first one I've enjoyed. If you're looking for a person with the sophistication and experience to design and/or build a complicated "dream house," Patrick is your man. And if you're not sure, ask him to take you to our house and show you what he is capable of creating. I think you'll come away a believer!"
- Jeff Morrill
Ensminger Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in Richmond
"Dan is a rock star architect! He is client focused, innovative, open to client ideas, and is great at building upon ideas. He is adaptable to making changes from the original plans once you begin construction and realize that you need to make changes. We've done two major renovations to a 100 year old house with Dan, and both have turned out exceptional!"
- douglaskrey
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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 Richmond 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 Richmond 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 Richmond 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 Richmond, Mechanicsville, Petersburg, Hopewell and Chester.

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