1,531 Architects and Building Designers in Austin, TX

It is often said when you're building a house, you’re building a dream. An architect or master of building design can make your dream house a reality. Architects can help you design and redesign spaces of your home or focus on helping you build your own house from the ground up. Architectural firms have extensive knowledge of architectural design and building materials, and a strong appreciation of ergonomics – warmth, light, and flow within a property. As you search through architects and building designers in Austin, TX, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
Founded in 1989, Cornerstone Architects is an architectural design firm based in Austin, Texas. Cornerstone... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Austin, TX
  • +1 512-329-0007
  • Austin, TX, 78746
Austin's Boutique Design and Residential Architecture Firm BoH 2017
Erica’s design style varies from project to project and celebrates the personality of her clients. Erica’s homes...
  • +1 512-516-0131
Vanguard Studio, Inc. is an Austin, Texas based nationally published architecture firm specializing in luxury... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Austin, TX
  • +1 512-918-8312
  • Austin, TX, 78730
Award Winning Texas Architect I Best of Houzz 2012-2018
Each new project that comes from Webber + Studio delights us with fresh ideas and novel approaches to satisfying...
  • +1 512-236-1032
The principals of Element 5 Architecture bring separate interests and specializations that combine in a distinct... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Austin, TX
  • +1 512-947-3789
  • Austin, TX, 78702
Austin's Leading Architecture and Design Studio Best of Houzz 2018
We brew our Architecture with passion -- embodying a dialogue between people and place. Our studio wants to...
  • +1 512-771-0281
We provide Architectural and Interior Design Services for Single Family Homes. Site specific solutions are based... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Austin, TX
  • +1 512-450-0820
  • Austin, TX, 78756
Austin Architecture & Interior Design Firm Best of Houzz 2014-2018
We are a full service architecture and interior design firm whose work covers a wide range of project types from...
  • +1 512-472-4980
Danze & Davis Architects is an Austin-based Architectural firm built on the fundamental value of creating good... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Austin, TX
  • +1 512-343-0714
  • Austin, TX, 78759
Austin Award Winning Architectural Design Firm - 3x Best of Houzz!
Clark | Richardson Architects is an architectural design service firm that specializes in green design. We help...
  • +1 512-636-7653
We are a design and construction enterprise entitled Moontower comprised of partners, Frank Farkash, Greg... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Austin, TX
  • +1 512-953-9261
  • Austin, TX, 78702
Hill Country’s Designer of Bespoke Ranch and Lake Retreats
We believe quality of life can be changed by the built environment. Our passion is to provide the blueprint that...
  • +1 512-261-6226
Austin's Planning & Design Firm with Extensive Industry Experience!
Our goal is to educate, differentiate, and distinguish ourselves from the industry standards by providing...
  • +1 830-237-2166
Barley|Pfeiffer Architecture is an award winning leader in comprehensive, sustainable and high performance... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Austin, TX
  • +1 512-476-8580
  • Austin, TX, 78703
Austin, TX Architecture & Design Firm Licensed Architect-Best of Houzz
DK Studio is a boutique residential architecture firm located in Austin, Texas. We work on projects great and...
  • +1 512-473-8909
Full Turnkey Architectural Design Services in Austin
Soward Architects is an Austin based, full-service AIA firm known for its elegant & functional design of...
  • +1 512-497-4629
Stuart Sampley Architect is a full-service residential architectural practice based in Austin, Texas. It's how... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Austin, TX
  • +1 512-771-8856
  • Austin, TX, 78704
Austin Award Winning Building Designer | 3x Best of Houzz Winner!
Kelley Design Group is a residential building designer specializing in new custom home design and remodeling...
  • +1 512-470-8630
Award-Winning Austin Architects - Collaborative & Sustainable
MF Architecture is an award-winning, licensed architecture firm that welcomes residential and commercial...
  • +1 512-432-5137
Webber + Studio, Architects specialize in direct solutions to architectural problems, using a guiding set of... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Austin, TX
  • +1 512-236-1032
  • Austin, TX, 78701
Austin Custom Designer & Architect Best of Houzz 2016 & 2017
Forge Craft Architecture + Design specializes in custom residential and commercial architecture that includes...
  • +1 512-872-6655
Award Winning Design Build Firm AIA Houston Firm of the Year 2016
We're an award winning design-build firm comprised of architects, artists, designers & craftsmen whose varied mix...
  • +1 713-255-0008
We are an award-winning architecture and interior design firm in downtown Austin, Texas. We specialize in... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Austin, TX
  • +1 512-472-4980
  • Austin, TX, 78701
Austin Award Winning Architecture Firm Best of Houzz 2013-2018
Winners of over 30 design awards for our residential work, we have also been singled out on home tours and in...
  • +1 512-476-0201
Boutique Architectural design firm specializing in contemporary design. We have considerable experience with... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Austin, TX
  • +1 512-632-4449
  • Austin, TX, 78704
Contemporary Austin Architecture Firm | 5x Best of Houzz Winner
Our focus is to create residences that are custom, responsive & sustainable. Our clients will find that the...
  • +1 512-347-1688
Jay Corder and his team have spent the last 12 years designing contemporary, high-end, custom residential... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in AUSTIN, TX
  • +1 512-323-0380
  • AUSTIN, TX, 78752
Austin's Award Winning Contemporary Architect-Best of Houzz '17 & '18
At Winn Wittman Architecture, we use a unique co-creative process to reveal and understand your aspirations. Then...
  • +1 512-270-6903
Steinbomer, Bramwell & Vrazel Architects, is a dedicated and talented team of design professionals led by Robert... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Austin, TX
  • +1 512-479-0022
  • Austin, TX, 78704
Free Initial Consult and Sketches
Austin Architect - Eco-Friendly Remodels & New Construction
David draws from his bachelors degrees in both architecture and fine arts to help people realize their building...
  • +1 512-785-3629
Winners of over 30 design awards for our residential work, we have also been singled out on home tours and in... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Austin, TX
  • +1 512-476-0201
  • Austin, TX, 78702
Austin's Sustainable Architects Best of Houzz 2015-2018
Barley|Pfeiffer is an award winning leader in comprehensive, sustainable and high performance architecture firm...
  • +1 512-476-8580
Geschke Group Architecture specializes in site specific Custom Residential Projects. We are dedicated to... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Austin, TX
  • +1 512-502-8484
  • Austin, TX, 78731
Austin Architect Specializing in Distinctive High-End Modern Homes
John founded Root Architecture in Austin, Texas in 2011 after more than ten years of developing many different...
  • +1 512-632-4449
Featured Reviews for Architects & Building Designers in Austin, TX
Cornerstone Architects
Architects & Building Designers in Austin, TX
"I have worked with Cornerstone Group on several occasions. I have found them to be very creative while remaining true to their customer's goals and desires. They also hit their time commitments which really helps with keeping the project on track. I would definitely recommend their services."
- Butterfield Custom Homes
Vanguard Studio Inc.
Architects & Building Designers in Austin, TX
"John from Vanguard Studio, is extremely easy to work with. I worked with him as both a client and as a builder representing clients and had great experiences with him and his extemely helpful and friendly staff. John is very talented and has a great eye for scale and proportions as well as great architectural details. He designs beautiful homes and anyone will be lucky to work with John to design their home."
- New Urban Home Builders
Element 5 Architecture
Architects & Building Designers in Austin, TX
"We hired architect Richard Hughes, of Element 5 Architecture, to redesign the living areas of our 1957 home. We wanted more light and greater functionality for the space. From the beginning, Richard was professional, approachable, listened to our needs, and communicated his concept well. He was also open to the ideas that my husband and I had about our project and incorporated many of those into the final design. Work was done in a timely manner, and the final result is a more inviting and useable space that’s great for entertaining and for everyday living."
- gene2454
Tim Cuppett Architects
Architects & Building Designers in Austin, TX
"We have worked with Tim Cuppett and the Tim Cuppett Architects team on two projects and cannot recommend them highly enough. For our first project (a whole-house remodel of a 1954 single story ranch home) we interviewed half a dozen architects. The bar was high as every firm in the group was talented, creative, and had excellent reputations. Tim and team distinguished themselves in three ways. First, Tim engaged us in an honest dialog about our project goals and really listened to what we wanted in terms of function and design. It sounds simple but most firms come to the table with preconceived notions you need to 'talk them out of' and that was not the case with TCA. We always felt like they let our goals shape the creative process. Second, Tim was not shy about suggesting elements that enhanced form and function. While he was willing to standup for his ideas, and we used many of them, he remained flexible and never overbearing. That flexibility was a huge asset to us as design met reality during the build phase. Third, he was realistic about cost and time line. Many firms tell you what you want to hear and the result is a negative surprise later in the process...once it is too late. Our initial project was such a success (great design, highly functional, on time, and on budget) that we asked Tim and team to work with us on our new home. While this project will happen in phases the initial work (our pool and surrounds) was completed last year. We are really looking forward to getting started on the house. Thanks Tim!!"
- mikerovner
Danze & Davis Architects, Inc.
Architects & Building Designers in Austin, TX
"I can't tell you how much I love our Lake Travis home Donovan Davis drew/designed for us. I am certainly not the easiest to please and I am absolutely thrilled with the end results. Donovan was able to capture the lake views from every room and achieved it with amazing style and design. Not only do we have a view from every room but we can see the stars and the moon from several rooms which is truly amazing and one of my favorite features! Donovan was fun to work with, he listened to all of our wants and made my dreams a reality. He surpassed all of my expectations and his passion for Architectures shows when you look at my home. We have had numerous people stop to say how much they like the design of our home so don't hesitate to use this firm they are true professionals that love what they do! Thank you Donovan and Harrison Davis!"
- jctx
Moontower
Architects & Building Designers in Austin, TX
"Maggie at Moontower Designs was awesome! She met with us to define the scope of the design work we needed; researched materials and products that fit our needs and our budget; and met our expectations for deadlines. She built us a Houzz "scrapbook" so that we could envision how the products and materials she recommended would be used... this is a great touch since we lacked the vision ourselves! I've recommended Moontower Design to colleagues, and I plan to contact them first before making any future design (or build) choices!"
- V N
Barley|Pfeiffer Architecture
Architects & Building Designers in Austin, TX
"We came to Barley & Pfeiffer after exploring a lot of options for our old but not-distinctive house. We were impressed with the way Peter Pfeiffer's house, which we saw on a home tour, embodied sustainable building practices without looking funky. We wanted a project that would incorporate the details that we loved from our old house with smart, energy efficient construction and a contemporary layout suitable for our growing family. We found that Barley & Pfeiffer as a firm provided all the skills we needed to come out at the end with the house we wanted. Alan's design skills, Peter's building science knowledge, and Scott's detailed project management work all combined to give us a beautiful house that works really well for our family, has very low maintenance requirements, and consumes dramatically less energy than most other houses, both of a similar size and much smaller. The money we have not spent on heating and cooling this house in the past seven years could well pay for a new car. If you are going to spend the money to substantially renovate an existing home or build a new home, think carefully about what it will cost to maintain what you end up with. "Green building" is a trend now and many builders and architects claim to be "green," but few firms have the depth of expertise and years of dedication to sustainable building that Barley & Pfeiffer can provide. What you spend up front on excellent design and construction management will be recouped many times over in savings on the cost of living and maintenance. We enjoyed working with Barely & Pfeiffer and would choose them again."
- annphipps
Stuart Sampley Architect
Architects & Building Designers in Austin, TX
"I have worked with Stuart Sampley on several residential projects and I genuinely enjoy learning from him. He is a straight shooter who works for win-win solutions for everyone involved including the client, contractor and subs. He is a talented and thoughtful designer who is mindful of the bottom line. Clients always feel well cared for when working with Stuart because he is honest and committed to doing the job right the first time. I have recommended Stuart to many of my friends."
- Rebekah Gainsley
Webber + Studio, Architects
Architects & Building Designers in Austin, TX
"As a contractor I LOVE working with Webber+ Studio. Their plans are fantastic, they do their own interiors, and they are very detailed. This allows me to give detailed and correct bids with very few allowance assumptions. This saves their clients huge amounts of cash and headaches by making these decisions in the pre-construction time. Very few firms have this mix of good office management and amazing design savvy. I very highly recommend them!"
- Risinger Homes
Dick Clark + Associates
Architects & Building Designers in Austin, TX
"Excllent Architect. One of the best if not the best in Austin TX. Do your research. May be higher end but your ROI will be definitely greater. Highly recommend"
- ahmed2r
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How do I find the best Austin, TX architect for my home design or renovation project?


When building or renovating your home, you don't simply hire an architect or building designer — you build a relationship with them. Be sure you chose a home architect who will be involved in all phases of the design process, from the initial concept to the completed construction. Architecture is an incredibly technical profession and one where getting things wrong can literally put lives at risk, so ensure you hire a professional with a valid license or an architectural firm to maintain high quality and standards. Your next consideration will be architectural style. Some residential architects specialise in designing traditional homes or farmhouses, others in designing modern replicas of traditional homes. While a few have a knack for imagining bolder, more futuristic architectural design in Austin, TX that incorporates the latest technology.

Once you have frozen on the architect or building designer, chat through your goals, projected budget, scope of work, schedule and any other specific requirements you might have. Ask them to walk you through the process, including the number of architectural design consultations, site visits and what they will be delivering and when, e.g. feasibility study, a technical drawing, tender package and/or planning application drawings. Also, get a sense of whether they are a good listener, collaborator, and problem solver. Finally, be sure to find out what the architect needs from you,deeds, rights of way, deposit, staged payments and so on.

How much does hiring an architect in Austin, TX cost?


Home construction and renovation often have a preset budget and hence it is important to understand how much architects charge. While there is no set payment structure, independent architects may charge differently from architectural firms. Architects sometimes choose to calculate their fees on the basis of a per square foot rate. In rare cases, especially with smaller projects, Austin, TX architects may choose to ask their clients for a fixed fee. Make sure the total figure and payment schedule is agreed as part of your contract, particularly if you are trying to accurately estimate the cost of building a house.


Questions to ask prospective Austin, TX architects:


  • What types of renderings (3D, video, illustrative) will you produce?
  • Who will be working on my project? (This is very important if you hire an architectural firm)
  • What is your fee structure?
  • What does the cost include?
  • Can you handle my special requests?
  • What is your experience with similar projects/ architectural design and style?
  • When do you expect to start and be finished with the project?
  • What do your services include? (It's best that the services are until construction is completed.)
  • What happens when the cost exceeds the budget?
  • Can you provide me with references?
  • Would you say your work has a defining style? (This is important in case the architect's personal style will interfere with your vision.)
  • Will you help with hiring a general contractor and other subcontractors?
  • What do you estimate the cost will be?
  • Are there any complications you foresee with this project?
  • What will I need to provide?

Find a home architect in Austin, TX on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Find Pros section of the website to Austin, TX architects. You may also look through photos projects to find building designers in Austin, TX who have worked on a project similar to yours.

Be sure to reach out to multiple professionals, especially for larger projects and don't settle for the first bid you hear. Find the professional for your next project here.
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