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EAE Architecture

EAE Architecture

I specialize in custom residential, working through every aspect of home design with my clients.
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Hamed Homes

Hamed Homes

For nearly 40 years, Hamed Homes has been the leading custom home builder in Northeast Indiana. As a family-owned business, unique and beautiful design aesthetics, coupled with a keen attention to detail and a strong commitment to quality and integrity, have proven to establish long-lasting relationships and yield magnificent results. As a truly custom home builder, our company takes great pride in each project, ensuring top quality craftsmanship and stylish charm pervade throughout every custom home. ... View Profile
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Cooler Design Inc

Cooler Design Inc

We at Cooler Design help our customers to create or improve their built environments in which they live, work and play.  We are a creative team inspired by every project we have.  We take responsibility from the very first meeting to assure our clients get exactly what they want.
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Eifler & Associates, Architects

Eifler & Associates, Architects

Experienced design firm specializing in residential design, historic preservation and interior design.  We have over 20 years experience working with a variety of building types and clients.  We are strong advocates of sustainable design and the reuse of historic homes.
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SRKM Architecture

SRKM Architecture

SRKM Architecture, LLC is the firm resulting from the merger of BA Martin Architects and Scearce Rudisel Architects, both award winning architectural, planning, and consulting firms providing professional services in Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan since 1986 and 1974 respectively.  SRKM serves a diverse base of clients, with special emphasis on corporate architecture,  historic preservation, adaptive re-use, public/governmental projects and smart growth community design. ... View Profile
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XP Designs

XP Designs

High end services from a world class professional. I've designed everything from small residential projects to major banquet halls, villas, mansions, high rise towers, coffee shops, restaurants and dispensaries. See my website for the scope of my work. We work all over the State of Michigan and may be willing to travel to other states, cities and countries as well. 
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Frequently asked questions

How much does an architect cost near me?

Hiring an architect costs 5% to 20% of the total project cost, depending on the size and type. Some architects charge $100 to $250 per hour, while others charge $2 to $15 per square foot for new construction. The flat-rate cost for an architect to draw plans is $2,000 to $20,000.


What services does an architecture firm provide?

Architectural services include the planning, designing, and drawing of home plans and remodeling projects, and managing the construction contracts on behalf of homeowners. Other services include obtaining permits, producing documentation required for the city, and obtaining certificates of occupancy for completed projects.

  • Consultation and schematic design – Pre-design planning, ideas, and concepts are presented and developed with client feedback. Then a rough sketch is designed to ensure the building requirements are clearly understood.
  • Design development – The rough sketches are developed, reviewed, and refined into final drawing plans, specifications, and elevations.
  • Construction documents – The architect helps the client select materials and finishes, coordinates with other designers and engineers, and produces a set of legal contract documents ready for building.
  • Contract negotiation – The architect solicits bids from building contractors and helps the client select and hire a contractor.
  • Construction contract administration – The architect manages the contractors to resolve any conflicts, ensures the project is built to the drawing plans and specifications, and performs a final inspection.

Do I need a residential architect or a contractor?

  • Hire an architect when building a custom home or for home remodeling projects involving structural changes or costs beyond 5% of your house's value.
  • Hire a general contractor for house renovations or remodeling projects that don't involve structural changes or costs less than 5% of your home's value.
  • Hire a structural engineer for remodeling projects that involve the house's stability, such as knocking down a wall, rebuilding a chimney, or planning an addition.

Does a home architect have to be licensed?

Residential building and remodeling projects may be exempt from requiring a licensed architect in the design, depending on the state. States require locally licensed architects to stamp drawing plans for commercial building projects.


How do I find an architect in my area?

Start by searching our list of remodeling architects, then compare reviews and costs. After finding and contacting potential services:

How to choose an architect:

  • Get at least three estimates from local architects to compare.
  • Ask for recommendations from family, friends, and neighbors.
  • Select companies that are licensed, bonded, and experienced.
  • Verify their license, insurance, worker’s compensation, and bond guarantees.
  • Read reviews and check out their previous work on HomeGuide, Google, and the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
  • Look for architects that are a member of The American Institute of Architects.
  • Ask about their warranties and guarantees.
  • Ask for a full itemized estimate in writing.
  • Avoid making large payments upfront. Come up with a payment schedule for work completed.

After asking questions and verifying their credentials, hire the best architectural services near you.


What questions to ask local architects before hiring?

When hiring an architectural designer, ask them the following questions:

  • How long have you been in business?
  • How many similar projects have you completed?
  • Are there any potential complications you foresee with this project?
  • What is your architect style?
  • Can I see your license and liability insurance?
  • Can you provide testimonials and references from past customers?
  • What type of renderings (3D, video, illustrative drawings) will you submit?
  • Can you handle special requirements such as ADA or LEED?
  • How long will the project take?
  • Do you help with finding and hiring general contractors and subcontractors?
  • What does your warranty policy include?
  • What is your fee structure and schedule?
  • What services are included in the cost?
  • Can you provide me a written estimate or contract?
  • What happens when your costs exceed the budget?
  • What do I need to provide to get started?

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