Find a architect in Gary, IN

Find architects in Gary, IN

Find architects in Gary, IN

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Find architects in Gary, IN

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Top 10 architects in Gary, IN

Homeowners agree: these Gary architects are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Paul Design Builders

Paul Design Builders

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
34+ years in business
Serves Gary, IN
We provide the best quality building and contracting to all of our customers for many years. We pride ourselves on giving our customers the best product then can get.
Azteca Construcion

Azteca Construcion

5.0(2)
16+ years in business
Serves Gary, IN
Anahi says, "responsible efficient work of excellent quality 100 recommended" Read more
Eifler & Associates, Architects

Eifler & Associates, Architects

New on HomeGuide
30+ years in business
Serves Gary, IN
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. working with clients to create great buildings
Gort Custom Homes

Gort Custom Homes

5.0(1)
Top Pro
2 hires on HomeGuide
39+ years in business
Serves Gary, IN
Erik H. says, "I did a custom garage addition with a number of complexities. Gort was one of a number of professionals that I interviewed for the job. Many of you are thinking, it is just a garage... but the location, topography, and the fact I wanted to integrate a crane into the design added a number of concerns. At the same time Gerry did a few other odd jobs, certainly out of scope but work well done. I would not hesitate to hire them again for even the most complex job." Read more
Bender & Family Restoration

Bender & Family Restoration

4.9Exceptional(18)
Offers online services
1 hire on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Gary, IN
Brent M. says, "Very quick, friendly and thorough. " Read more
Vic Roberts Design Build Homes

Vic Roberts Design Build Homes

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
34+ years in business
Serves Gary, IN
We are a hands on custom home/design builder who maintains builds in Chesterton, Valpararaiso and rural Porter County. Since 1990 we have built over 200 in all shapes and sizes. Visit us on Facebook at Vic Roberts Design Build Homes or my website www.vicroberts.com or call/text me anytime on my cell!

Your Architectural Services questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

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 and Google.
  • 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?

Reviews for Gary architects

Recent success stories from people in the Gary area.
Juan
good person excellent worker,
Azteca Construcion
Alex A.
I would recommend Family Restoration to any and everyone. These guys do top notch work and are very timely and precise in what they do. Not only was our bathroom upgraded within a week but we were able to live through the construction and not have it impact our daily routines. I'm already looking forward to hiring them again for our next project!
Bender & Family Restoration
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