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Architectural Alliance

Columbus, OH 43215
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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.

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Bass Studio Architects

36 ing ave, columbus, OH 43201
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Bass Studio Architects is a full-service architectural design firm serving Columbus. Its services include planning, architecture, interiors, retail and related design services. Established in 1992, the firm does not specialize in and specific style. Instead, it pushes itself by taking on a variety of project types and sizes. It manages its projects in a horizontal team-based manner to ensure continuity and precise execution of work. Bank One, Ohio State University, Ohio University, and the State of Ohio are among its previous clients.

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Craig Murdick Architect

Columbus, OH 43221
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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.

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David B. Meleca Architects

Columbus, OH 43215
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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.

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Gieseke Rosenthal Architecture + Design

Columbus, OH 43215
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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.

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Jamee Parish Architects

Columbus, OH 43214
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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.

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Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design

Columbus, OH 43215
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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.

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Keiser Design Group

Gahanna, OH 43230
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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.

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M+A Architects

Columbus, OH 43212
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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.

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modearchitects

Columbus, OH 43206
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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.

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New Avenue Architects & Engineers

Upper Arlington, OH 43220
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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.

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Residential Designed Solutions

Columbus, OH 43235
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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.

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Richard Taylor Architects, LLC

Dublin, OH 43017
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Richard Taylor Architects, LLC, is a residential architecture firm in Dublin, Ohio, that specializes in the design of unique custom homes, remodeling, and room addition projects. Clients praise Richard Taylor, AIA, 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.

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Rogers Krajnak Architects

Columbus, OH 43215
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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.

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Schooley Caldwell

300 Marconi Blvd Ste 100, Columbus, OH 43215
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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.

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Simplified Living Architecture + Design

Dublin, OH 43017
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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.

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urbanorder architecture

Columbus, OH 43215
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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.

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William Heyer Architect

Columbus, OH 43209
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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

Architects are skilled professionals who create designs and plans for a variety of reasons. While the term architect traditionally refers to a professional who creates building plans, either for residential or commercial properties, the word can also refer to an architect who works with technology and digital infrastructure. Below are some of the most common titles an architect may have:
  • Landscape architect: Designs outdoor spaces, such as parks, gardens, and college campuses

  • Restoration architect: Preserves historic buildings and monuments
  • Lighting architect: Designs, installs, and operates lighting for theater and film productions
  • Extreme architect: Creates buildings that withstand major disasters or severe weather
  • Residential architect: Designs homes and multifamily properties
  • Sustainable/green design architect: Designs buildings that have a minimal environmental impact
  • Industrial architect: Develops plans for industrial buildings, such as factories and plants
  • Conservation architect: Preserves unprotected heritage sites
  • Interior architect: Designs interiors for commercial and residential buildings

How much does an architect cost?

The cost of hiring an architect varies, depending on what type of work needs to be done. According to Home Guide, most traditional architects charge anywhere from $100 to $250 per hour to draw plans; however, this cost may vary depending on experience and project scope.

How much do residential architects charge?

Residential architects typically charge anywhere from $2,000 to $8,500 for initial plans and small projects, according to Home Advisor. For large projects, revisions, and extra services, this cost can increase.

Do I need an architect to build a house?

While it's not required to hire an architect before building a house, it's usually a good idea. An architect can ensure that all housing plans are done per local housing codes while ensuring the home is beautifully designed.

How can someone draw like an architect?

It requires practice and knowledge of drawing different perspectives and dimensions. Tutorial videos can be found online that advise beginners; however, without proper instruction and technique, architectural drawings may not be in accordance with building laws.

Do you need an architect for a renovation?

An architect isn't always required for a remodel or renovation; however, some municipalities may require professional architect drawings before construction permits are approved. In most cases, it's best to check with local laws before undergoing renovations.

How long is an architect liable for a building?

Architects may be held liable for up to 15 years after the completion of a project. Until that time has passed, architects may face claims for defects in design.

Should I hire an architect or draftsman?

If no design exists, an architect can help take a project from start to finish. However, if a design already exists and an engineer has reviewed the project, a draftsman can use plans and engineering drawings to create a blueprint for construction professionals.

Do you need an architect to finish a basement?

Just as with remodeling projects and renovations, an architect isn't normally required to finish a basement. That being said, some municipalities may require architectural drawings before construction is approved, so it's best to check local laws.

How much do architects make?

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, architects earn an average of $82,320 per year. Of course, this salary can vary depending on experience, skill, and projects they undertake.

How long does it take to become an architect?

An undergraduate degree in architecture takes about five years to earn while attending school full-time. Some architects may choose to earn a master's degree in their field, which normally takes an additional three years.

What degree do you need to be an architect?

While some students become architects with a bachelor's of architecture degree, many prefer to further their education with a master's of architecture degree. Those with master's degrees typically earn a greater salary.

Can you become an architect without a degree?

While an architect typically requires at least a bachelor's degree, those who wish to become an architectural technologist, an architectural technician, or a draftsperson can earn certification at a technical college.

What programs do architects use to render?

Several programs are commonly used in the architectural community. While AutoCAD is the most common, some architects may prefer to use programs such as ArchiCAD, SketchUp, Revit Architecture, or Rhino 3D.

Do architects need insurance?

Architects should invest in professional liability insurance to protect them against claims of faulty designs. In some states, architects must carry this type of insurance before they're able to practice legally.

How much is professional liability insurance for architects?

The average cost of professional liability insurance is $35 per month, according to Insureon. It's important to note that this cost may vary depending on policy options, such as deductibles and limits and the provider.

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