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A21.studio Design And Visualization

A21.studio Design And Visualization

5.0 (3)
Laconic interpretation of your own space.Our team will provide you the best decision for your future residential or commercial project.
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Baxter Projects

Baxter Projects

5.0 (3)
I have 25 years of experience as an architect in the NYC, Long Island, and the Hudson Velley and have become a leader in designing susitainable, healthy, affordable modern homes.
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Context, LLC  Website: Contextid.com

Context, LLC Website: Contextid.com

5.0 (1)
Interior Design, Space Planning, Aging-In-Place, Kitchen and Bathroom Design and Remodel, Furnishings, Custom Cabinetry, CAD, Renderings, Residential, Commercial, Medical Offices
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Thread Collective

Thread Collective

thread collective is an award winning WBE certified integrated architecture and design firm, exploring the seams between building, city, and the environment, stitching these diverse elements together through innovative design and research. Located in Brooklyn we strive to create aesthetically unique and often sustainable projects to life.  Our projects range from ground up architecture to urban and landscape design, working from an extensive and deep knowledge base with over 15 years of practice.  ... View Profile
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Architecture In Formation

Architecture In Formation

Architecture in Formation (AiF) is a full-service architecture and design firm based in New York City.  In practice since 2001, we leverage design sensitivity and technological sophistication with an eye toward detail and material clarity to shape private and public spaces, from bespoke residences to affordable housing developments to gallery and retail installations. Our objective is to create rich, responsive buildings, places, and homes, that elegantly transform their environments.  Our projects have won numerous local and national awards and our work has been featured in such newspapers and periodicals as New York Times, Wall ... View Profile
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Rob Sanders Architects

Rob Sanders Architects

Rob Sanders Architects is best known for sensitive, responsive designs which engage both architectural and natural context. By carefully listening to client needs and dreams, drawing on experience and a well-honed sense of appropriate scale, the firm creates stylish, elegant spaces which meet – and exceed – expectations
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1Majestic

1Majestic

Growing up in Long Island, N.Y., Jesse DeCicco worked alongside his Father Johnathan, learning every aspect of what being a true craftsman was all about. Working with his hands, building custom cabinetry, fabricating stone & installing marble & granite flooring, creating works of art & masterpieces in the homes of Manhattan, Eastern & Western Long Island & Fire Island and have not expanded to dallas and other areas of texas ... View Profile
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Only If

Only If

We are a New York City-based design practice for architecture and urbanism founded in 2013 and led by Adam Frampton, AIA and Karolina Czeczek. Our projects span a range of different types and scales, from commercial interiors, to a single-family townhouse in Brooklyn, to an 84-unit senior affordable residential project in Brooklyn, to larger-scale urban planning, research, and speculation.  Our projects have been featured in the New Yorker, Architectural Digest, Interior Design, Frame, Azure, and the Architect’s Newspaper. In 2018, our firm was included in the Architect’s Newspaper AN 50, “which recognizes the fifty mos ... View Profile
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Suk Design Group

Suk Design Group

Our approach to effective design seeks to produce a solution that meets the client's functional requirements in a progressive, fiscally responsible manner. Our objective is to help our clients visualize their thoughts and meet the programmatic requirements. This results in an environment that successfully expresses their aesthetic vision and enhances the overall experience. We accomplish this by maintaining a high level of involvement throughout the project delivery process as well as incorporating the latest computer drawing and visualization technology using Building Information Modeling also known as BIM, for the documentation of our drawi ... View Profile
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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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