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Laurels

Best Architects
in Columbus
2019

Why These Architects?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored architects on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best architects in Columbus, OH.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

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

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Arcadian Architects/Builders

Arcadian Architects/Builders is a residential design-build team based in Columbus. Owner Albert Unetic offers 30 years of design experience. Both Albert and his son, Ross, are licensed contractors, blending planning and construction into a seamless process. Their past projects have included complete home renovations as well as additions, porches, bay windows, and a wood carver’s studio.

Columbus, OH 43206 (614) 443-1966

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Architectural Alliance

Architectural Alliance is a Columbus-based design firm with over 35 years of experience. The firm has worked on projects from auto dealerships and hotels to mixed-use urban developments and private residences. Architectural Alliance’s strong client relationships have included Alcatel-Lucent, Hyatt, Nationwide, Target, Time Warner, and many other companies.

Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 469-7500

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Brian Kent Jones Architects

Brian Kent Jones Architects is an architectural design firm that has served the greater Columbus area since 1996. The firm has earned recognition by publications such as Town and Country, Columbus Monthly, Builder/Architect, and Better Homes & Gardens. Brian Kent Jones is known for its hands-on approach and creative design solutions.

Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 358-3729

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Craig Murdick Architect

Craig Murdick designs and consults for multi- and single-family residences, commercial buildings, and renovation projects in the greater Columbus area. Craig has worked as a licensed architect in Ohio since 1987. His professional experience includes work for the prestigious firms Bohm NBBJ, Sullivan Gray Riat, and Nitschke Sampson Weiland and Dietz. Past clients describe Craig as easy to work with, innovative, and professional.

Columbus, OH 43221 (614) 273-0101

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David B. Meleca Architects

David B. Meleca Architects offers full architectural and interior design services for clients in the Columbus Metro area. The firm’s architectural team has over 75 years of combined experience, with projects comprising residential, mixed-use, hotels, civic, commercial, office, and religious. The Classical Institute recognized David B. Meleca in the top 100 classical firms in the world.

Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 340-7070

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Gieseke Rosenthal Architecture + Design

Gieseke Rosenthal Architecture + Design has served the architectural needs of entrepreneurial clients in the Columbus Metro area for more than a decade. The firm also has offices in Cincinnati and Portland. Clients appreciate Gieseke Rosenthal’s highly responsive and collaborative design process. The firm’s past projects have included lumber mills, offices, Ohio Stadium work, houses, and classrooms.

Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 228-2122

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Jamee Parish Architects

Jamee Parish Architects is a Columbus design studio specializing in custom homes, remodels, and additions. The firm’s designs balance timeless style with the needs of modern families. Jamee Parish guides clients through the initial design phase, development, bidding, construction documents, and construction observation.

Columbus, OH 43214 (614) 914-8660

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Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design

Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design work on multi-family housing, commercial, office, academic and more projects for clients in the Columbus Metro area. The architectural team strives to create designs that are functional, purposeful, and impactful for their clients. The firm’s design solutions respect clients’ needs and desires while balancing innovation and experience. Since 2000, the firm has earned several awards from the Ohio and Columbus chapters of AIA. Jonathan Barnes received AIA Ohio’s Gold Medal Firm Award in 2015.

Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 228-7311

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Keiser Design Group

Keiser Design Group has designed architecture, renovation, and development projects within the greater Columbus area since 1995. The firm specializes in residential, faith-based, commercial, and planning services. The firm received the Best of Houzz Service award in 2015. Past clients highly recommend Keiser Design Group for exceeding expectations and meeting client needs.

Gahanna, OH 43230 (614) 864-9999

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M+A Architects

M+A Architects has a wide range of architectural experience and areas served, with offices in Columbus and Cincinnati. The firm has completed projects for churches, apartments, campus housing, restaurants, company offices, and healthcare centers. The firm’s achievements include recognition by Community & Architectural Design Awards, Top 300 Architecture Firms, and Columbus CEO Magazine’s Best Architectural Firm.

Columbus, OH 43212 (614) 764-0407

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modearchitects

A full-service architectural firm, modearchitects has been a resource for Columbus clients since 2008. The firm focuses on providing real estate expertise, active listening, and design-centered solutions. The firm specializes in interior design, space planning, and branded environments for office, medical, financial, retail, restaurant, venue, and residence projects.

Columbus, OH 43206 (614) 835-5124

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New Avenue Architects & Engineers

New Avenue Architects & Engineers specializes in residential and commercial design projects for the greater Columbus area. New Avenue Architects merged in 2010 with M2 Design Group, a structural engineering and building design company. The merger offers a design process that integrates both architectural and engineering services, backed by over 50 years of combined experience. The firm’s projects include retail, office, childcare, medical, custom homes, multi-family housing, and structural engineering consulting.

Upper Arlington, OH 43220 (614) 884-8888

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Residential Designed Solutions

Residential Designed Solutions is a Columbus-based architectural firm specializing in custom home designs, renovations, and additions. Founding Principal James A. Wright is a Certified Professional Building Designer since 1992 and Fellow of the American Institute of Building Design since 2014. The firm’s many professional achievements include recognition by the American Residential Design Awards, NARI of Central Ohio, and Building Industry Association Parade of Homes.

Columbus, OH 43235 (614) 430-0027

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Richard Taylor Architects, LLC

Richard Taylor Architects, LLC is is a residential architecture firm in Dublin Ohio who specialize in the design of unique custom homes, remodeling, and room addition projects. Past clients praise Richard Taylor for creating their dream houses with a timely, responsive, and budget-conscious design process while bringing greater value to each project. He has received the Best of Houzz Design award 2014-2016 and Best of Houzz Service award in 2012-2013.

Dublin, OH 43017 (614) 766-7257

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Rogers Krajnak Architects

Rogers Krajnak Architects is a design studio providing custom homes, renovations, and additions for the greater Columbus area. Rogers Krajnak has worked on over 200 residential projects, including experience in historic districts and areas with architectural design review commissions. The firm also accepts projects for worship, business, education, community, and healthcare clients. The firm won the Best of Houzz Design award in 2015 and 2016 as well as the 2014 Preservation Merit Award from Ohio’s State Historic Preservation Office.

Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 461-0243

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Schooley Caldwell

Located in Columbus, Schooley Caldwell is an architectural firm that's been in operation since 1944. The firm specializes in the design and renovation of government facilities, student rooms, residential areas, offices, cultural facilities, and recreational facilities. Additionally, the company renovates historic buildings to preserve their history and also takes on technical projects. To promote transparency, the architects let customers view ongoing projects at any time. Schooley Caldwell received the 2017 Downtown Commission's Harry Smith Award.

300 Marconi Blvd Ste 100
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 628-0300

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Simplified Living Architecture + Design

Simplified Living Architecture + Design is a Dublin studio specializing in home designs, renovations, and remodeling throughout Central Ohio. Architect and Owner Heidi Bolyard has designed residential architecture in Central Ohio since 2000. She is a LEED BD+C Accredited Professional qualified to provide sustainable design solutions for her clients. Past clients highly recommend Heidi’s work for her thorough, thoughtful, and budget-conscious design process. Simplified Living won the 2016 Best of Houzz Design award.

Dublin, OH 43017 (614) 774-2490

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Sullivan Bruck Architects

Sullivan Bruck Architects design single and multi-family residences within the Columbus Metro area. With over 30 years of experience, the architectural firm focuses on design solutions that are distinctive, creative, sustainable, and efficient. Sullivan Bruck has collaborated on projects including custom residential, mixed-use, historical preservation, commercial, liturgical, and academic design.

Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 464-9800

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Tim Lai ArchitecT

Tim Lai ArchitecT is a design studio experienced in both residential and commercial architecture for the Columbus Metro area. Began in 2010, the studio is known for elegant yet functional designs. Tim Lai and his wife, Eliza Ho, offer architectural services such as site consultation, building codes analysis, conceptual design, building permits, and construction coordination. Past clients highly recommend Tim Lai ArchitecT for efficient, innovative design solutions that take into account both time and budget limits.

Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 321-5128

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urbanorder architecture

Based in Columbus, urbanorder architecture is a design firm focusing on new home design, renovations, additions, historic reuse, and construction management. Since 1997, urbanorder has designed buildings featuring classic character and quality while accommodating modern lifestyles. The firm has won several awards over the years, including the 2015 and 2016 Chrysalis Award for Best Whole House Remodel. Past projects have been recognized by local and national publications such as Hometrends Magazine, Green Builder Magazine, and Columbus Monthly—Homes.

Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 299-9028

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William Heyer Architect

William Heyer designs architecture for many building types in Columbus and surrounding areas. The architect’s projects include religious, academic, civic, residential, and furnishings. William Heyer opened his private practice in 2002 and has taught sacred architecture at Pontifical College Josephinum since 2010.

Columbus, OH 43209 (614) 231-8940

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