Find a architects in Asheville, NC

Find architects in Asheville, NC

Find architects in Asheville, NC

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Find architects in Asheville, NC

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Top 10 architects in Asheville, NC

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The Nautical Group LLC

The Nautical Group LLC

3.0(1)
Offers online services
3 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Inman, SC
Experience, we take each customer's project to build their dreams into a reality. Helping them transfer their idea to a plan; then putting that plan into action resulting in the project they want to accomplish. Our experience will deliver the quality end result they desire to add to their home and give them someyhing they can enjoy for years to come.
D.A.C Enterprises

D.A.C Enterprises

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
Serves Asheville, NC
I'm a start too finish construction company, all forms of construction. No job too small or large. Specialty in new construction, decks, tile for 48yrs, hardwood floors, truely anything you need. I was brought up in this business. I've never had too go back and redo anything in 48yrs. Started in my dads company at 10yrs old. At 12 I was teaching grown men how to grout tile and mix concrete in a mortar box. I have degrees in Computers Science and Business Administration, I also have earned 6 six certificates in everything from being a Chef and The Arts. I'm getting my B.A. in Psychology, then my masters and doctrine so I can work in a mental h...
Pisgah Mountain Builders Inc

Pisgah Mountain Builders Inc

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
Serves Asheville, NC
Our ability to clearly listen to the client has been what makes us different from all the rest. By following our mission as a design-build company, we are able to take the client from something as simple as an idea, all the way to the finish product. Our crew members carefully craft their skills to only produce the highest quality work in a timely and professional manner. In the end, the owners are always satisfied with the entire process and the lasting results. As a design-build company, we are always challenged with making an idea come to life that is custom to the owners vision. No matter the task, we always come out with a beautifully cr...
T&M Home Design And Estimations, LLC

T&M Home Design And Estimations, LLC

New on HomeGuide
Serves Hickory, NC
We do full custom home plans, remodel and addition house plans. We have been in the design business for over 20 years and can provide several references.
Stephens Smith Farrell Architecture

Stephens Smith Farrell Architecture

New on HomeGuide
Serves Asheville, NC
Green and growing architectural practice that focus's on finding the best balance of first costs, operational cost, maintenance, etc. with super sharp design. Thirty years experience with an early apprenticeship to a master carpenter and home builder. The collaborative process with owner's and builders is absolutely fascinating. Together we come up with solutions that no one would have found on their own.
Cornerstone Homes Of Nc, Inc.

Cornerstone Homes Of Nc, Inc.

New on HomeGuide
Serves Mills River, NC
Flexibility and full service. Working with good clients toward a mutual goal.
Arbor Services, LLC

Arbor Services, LLC

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
1 hire on HomeGuide
Serves Greenville, SC
We custom design homes and publish a portfolio of over 1200 plans in our portfolio.

Your Architectural Services questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

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.

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.
  • 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.

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.

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.

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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