Find a architect in Clifton, NJ

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Find architects in Clifton, NJ

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Top 10 architects in Clifton, NJ

Homeowners agree: these Clifton architects are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Cityzen Design

Cityzen Design

New on HomeGuide
28+ years in business
Serves Clifton, NJ
I am the co founder of an award winning architecture and design firm, I-Beam Design, in NY City for the last 20 years and been on the NY Magazine's list of best NYC architects for 4 years in a row. Since COVID, we now have a sister company , Cityzen Designs, that merges architecture with interior design services which includes, additions, renovations and new construction. We think outside the box and challenge ourselves and our clients to keep an open mind. We don't design based on styles as they fluctuate according to the fashion of the day. We design based on the client's needs, their desires, their budget and the context of the project's ...
Perspective Contracting,LLC

Perspective Contracting,LLC

New on HomeGuide
2 hires on HomeGuide
29+ years in business
Serves Clifton, NJ
Perspective Contracting, LLC a general contracting firm provides service in renovation and remodeling of kitchen, bathrooms, basements, attics as well as masonry, carpentry and painting works. We also offer a full range of residential and commercial building, all phases of construction from the foundation to finish carpentry/cabinetry and paint and restoratio work. We value and pride ourselves on high levels of personal communication and detail oriented craftsmanship at a reasonable investment. The work is part of me, my soul as I’ve been on and around new construction and renovation work since being a small boy. I enjoy the challenge of des...
Rise Projects LLC

Rise Projects LLC

New on HomeGuide
12+ years in business
Serves Clifton, NJ
Rise Projects LCC is an award winning, multi-disciplinary Architecture and Design practice that unites the elegant with the bold. We stand out for our design as well as our process. At Rise, we listen to our clients and are deeply engaged in understanding their needs. Our many repeat clients include corporations like Lululemon and Estee Lauder; educational and community Institutions such as Columbia University and the Brooklyn Academy of Music; and private individuals who come to us for the design of distinctive modern homes....
Main Circle

Main Circle

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
6+ years in business
Serves Clifton, NJ
Main Circle, based in Newark, NJ, is a company that prioritizes quality over quantity. With a strong emphasis on customer service and honesty, they leverage their extensive experience and expertise to ensure every project is completed to perfection. Their commitment to these values guarantees customer satisfaction in all their dealings. Main Circle is more than just a business, it's a promise of excellence.
Jock Deboer, Aia

Jock Deboer, Aia

New on HomeGuide
21+ years in business
Serves Clifton, NJ

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?

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