Find a architect in Charlotte, NC

Find architects in Charlotte, NC

Find architects in Charlotte, NC

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Find architects in Charlotte, NC

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Top 10 architects in Charlotte, NC

Homeowners agree: these Charlotte architects are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Walters Renovations LLC

Walters Renovations LLC

5.0(2)
Offers online services
13 hires on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
Carol C. says, "Steve was very prompt to answer the call for this project. He was very professional and friendly and willing to work with you without frustration. He was very polite did a beautiful job quick and cleaned up after the job was done. After discussion the original job was not feasible for what I wanted it to do he gave great suggestions came up with a really good solution we are going forward with that. He installed a new gas line to the house and hooked up my inside gas fireplace." Read more
Arbor Services, LLC

Arbor Services, LLC

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
1 hire on HomeGuide
19+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
We custom design homes and publish a portfolio of over 1200 plans in our portfolio.
Home Design & Build

Home Design & Build

5.0(1)
45+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
Brian M. says, "Professional, Creative, Knowledgable and Skilled. " Read more
Crawlspace Medic Of Charlotte

Crawlspace Medic Of Charlotte

New on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
Established in 2014, Crawlspace Medic of Charlotte, located in Charlotte, NC and the surrounding areas, is a team of licensed contractors specializing in crawl space repair and maintenance. The company is committed to protecting the most vital room in a home - the crawl space. They are experts in diagnosing and treating complex moisture issues, providing services such as encapsulation, structural repairs, basement waterproofing, and moisture remediation. Crawlspace Medic prides itself on its decades of experience, competitive pricing, and a one-year guarantee on workmanship and equipment. They aim to provide suitable, affordable solutions wit
Paul Kowalski Builders

Paul Kowalski Builders

New on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
We are a full service Design/Build company that helps homeowners design and construct new spaces.
Piedmont Building Systems LLC

Piedmont Building Systems LLC

New on HomeGuide
9+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
Smaller company aimed at quality vs quantity.
Gareth B. Beard, Architect, PLLC

Gareth B. Beard, Architect, PLLC

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
11+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
I have 25+ years experience with mostly commercial design, however, I have done many new residential projects and renovations. I am a registered Architect in NC and SC with an NCARB certificate.
Quality Construction And Restoration Co.

Quality Construction And Restoration Co.

New on HomeGuide
9+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
Quality Construction & Restoration, founded in 1998, is a trusted name in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. As true professionals committed to excellence, they offer painting, siding, roofing, carpentry, flooring, drywall installations, and complete restoration for both residential and commercial properties. With a strong emphasis on customer satisfaction, fairness, honesty, and personal responsibility, they have been serving the community with their expertise for over two decades. They pride themselves on their ability to handle all aspects of construction, making their service a convenient one-stop solution.
Hammerhead Contracting Inc

Hammerhead Contracting Inc

New on HomeGuide
23+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
Hammerhead Contracting Inc, based in Charlotte, NC, is a licensed general contracting company founded in 2001. With 20+ years of experience in the construction and design industry, they offer both residential and commercial design and build services, including additions, renovations, and new construction. Their expertise extends to various project types like custom residential homes, corporate environments, retail, healthcare, and education. They are known for their attention to detail, solution-oriented mindset, and commitment to delivering successful projects on time and within budget.
BuildSmart Designs

BuildSmart Designs

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
6+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
Modern Residential designs. Over 2000 sustainable, energy-efficient plans. Smart home technology in all of our structures. We build for the future, we are BuildSmart. First of all when we complete our customers dream vision project, it provides jobs for other families. Secondly our buildings technology and techniques will be cutting edge of future generations. And lastl but not least seeing the clients finish product which is some one sanctuary, there dream home that I made possible for them to have for a lifetime and there after.

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 Charlotte architects

Recent success stories from people in the Charlotte area.
Pete C.
Mr. Walters was honest and forthright, fair in his pricing. He installed about 160 feet of wooden privacy fence in my backyard and was diligent about overcoming obstacles like trees and tree stumps that might have impeded the project. He knows his tools and knows his product and is skilled at what he does.
Walters Renovations LLC
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