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Best Architects in Kansas City
2021

Why These Architects?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Kansas City Architects on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

Bickford and Company

Bickford and Company is an architectural firm that is based in the Kansas City metro. They have almost 40 years of experience specializing in residential architecture that includes designing new homes and renovating older homes. They take on an average of 150 projects per year that have included 1,000-25,000 sq. ft. buildings. They take pride in satisfying their customers' expectations while keeping them up to date on current trends. They offer a square foot and hourly rate but charge the one fee that is the lowest. Their standard rates start at $100 per hour or $3.52 per square foot.

Overland Park, KS 66210

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el dorado inc

el dorado inc has been handling architectural projects for over 20 years. Services are available for large-scale commercial developments, boutique tenant finish projects, residences, civic and public spaces, industrial work, and planning. The group has received numerous recognitions including from Curbed Groundbreakers, IIDA Color + Couture for Most Innovative Use of Material Award, Firm of the Year from the AIA Kansas City Chapter, and the Kansas State University AIAS Community Service Award.

Kansas City, MO 64108

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Exact X Architectures + Design

Exact X Architectures + Design has been serving the Kansas City metro for over a decade with beautiful designs in commercial, historic, residential, and contract finishing. Their furniture line offers a great value and is created by their staff who envisions an ideal retail, office, or home environment. They are certified and published to offer sustainable solutions that include building a design process with energy audits and green or sustainable designs.

Parkville, MO 64152

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Icon Architecture + Fabrication

Icon Architecture + Fabrication is an architectural firm that specializes in residential and commercial architecture and design that includes retail, hospitality, and restaurants that service the Kansas City metro. Their architects are passionate about communicating with their clients while offering many design ideas that are well-programmed, efficient, and pleasing to their customers.

Kansas City, MO 64106

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Jackson Main Architecture

Jackson Main Architecture is an architectural team that specializes in single residential, multi-residential, commercial, retail, healthcare and interior designs in the Kansas City metro. Owners Gregg Percich and Bob Kroese have more than 25 years of architectural experience with a successful and diverse portfolio of project types.

Kansas City, MO 64105

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Keith Mueller Architecture

Keith Mueller is a licensed architect in the Kansas City metro with almost 30-years of experience in residential and commercial architecture. He works efficiently to create elegant work while understanding budget-appropriate goals for his clients. He is passionate about having confidence and communicating with his clients so that they can accomplish these goals. He received the best of Houzz Award for having the highest level of Client Satisfaction in 2015.

Fairway, KS 66205

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KEM STUDIO

KEM STUDIO is a design studio that fuses architecture and industrial design, serving the Kansas City area. The multi-disciplinary studio follows its philosophy of Better Design Better Living and handles residential, apartment, and commercial projects as well as various industrial designs for national and international companies. Interested parties can peruse a gallery of past work on KEN STUDIO's site. The design studio has won numerous awards including as a Finalist at the 2016 IDEA awards and an Honor Award at the 2013 Kansas City AIA Design Excellence Awards.

Kansas City, MO 64102

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Klover Architects

Klover Architects is owned and operated by Henry Klover and Danny Potts. They have more than 25 years of experience serving the Kansas City metro. They specialize in residential and commercial architecture that includes planning, interior design, retail, restaurants, office design, and other services. They have received many awards including the International Council of Shopping Centers IDDA Merit Award, an Award of Merit from the ACI Rocky Mountain Chapter, and a Capstone Award in retail, among others.

Overland Park, KS 66210

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McHenry Shaffer Architecture (MSA)

McHenry Shaffer Architecture (MSA) specializes in architectural, planning, and interior design for commercial and residential properties. The firm has been serving the Kansas City metro for more than twenty years, providing in-depth experience and knowledge in design and construction. They take pride in their diversity of work that improves the economy, and it is their passion to create satisfying projects their clients have never seen. They strive to understand their clients fully and offer a free consultation to introduce themselves and discuss their client's goals.

Kansas City, MO 64113

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RDM Architecture

RDM is a residential, commercial, arbors, deck, and patios architectural firm that have been serving clients throughout the Kansas City metro for almost four decades. They have a dedicated team who are creative problem solvers that strive to meet the needs and aspirations for each of their clients. They are passionate about good communication and teamwork and have numerous awards in Home Design Magazine including Silver and Gold Awards in Interior and Outdoor designs.

Kansas City, MO 64114

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SFS Architecture

SFS Architecture has been providing architectural services in the Kansas City metropolitan area and broader region for 45 years. The firm's client-centric approach includes collaborative design, open communication, and careful listening, and the team strives to deliver sustainable, enduring designs for civic, educational, religious, and corporate projects. SFS has had work published in various journals, has won numerous awards including design awards from the AIA, IIDA, and ULI, among others, and gives back to the community via various projects as well.

Kansas City, MO 64108

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Slaggie Architects

Slaggie Architects specialize in providing a constant commitment to sustainability through architecture, planning, interior, and graphic design. The firm includes highly experienced architects and designers for commercial, multi-family residential and institutional clients. Their company is based in Kansas City, Missouri and has more than 20 years’ of experience providing their customers with the highest level of design and project management services. It is their desire to make sure they fulfill all of their clients’ needs and expectations on time and within their budget.

Kansas City, MO 64112

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STRATA Architecture + Preservation

STRATA Architecture + Preservation specializes in historic restoration and renovations, adaptive reuse, construction, and planning. Owned and operated by Susan Richards Johnson with over 30 years of experience in architecture, STRATA prides itself in its quality of work that gives its customers the excellence that they deserve. Their firm is located in Downtown Kansas City and has been awarded an Excellence in Conservation, received the Preserve Missouri award in 2014, a Kansas City Business Journal Capstone Award Winner, and an Award of Merit in the Historic Category at the International Concrete Repair Institute.

Kansas City, MO 64108

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SWD Architects

Stark Wilson Duncan Architects (SWD) has proudly been serving the Kansas City metro for more than 75 years. They are the oldest architectural firm in the area and the third oldest in the entire state of Missouri. Their specialization is providing architectural design services for commercial and residential clients including, but not limited to, multi-family housing, historic restorative projects, and office design. They have won many awards including four Urban Design awards, eighteen Kansas City EDC Cornerstone awards, three St. Louis Landmarks Association awards, five Preserve Missouri awards, the Missouri Governor's Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing, among many others.

Kansas City, MO 64112

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Webster Architects

Webster Architects offers residential and commercial architectural services in the Kansas City metro. They are passionate about creating that perfect dream home for their clients and are driven to challenge themselves. They have received recognition from the Residential Design & Build Magazine with an Excellence Award for a Challenging Lot and the Kansas City Homes & Garden's Magazine Silver Award for the Best Customer Home in Kansas for the $500,000-$750,000 range.

Olathe, KS 66061

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