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Best Architects in Austin

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Austin 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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409 West 14th Street, Austin, TX 78701

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Tom Hurt Architecture is an Austin-based contemporary architect. It offers a broad range of architectural design and master planning services, including building design feasibility, interior finish selection, exterior hardscaping, and landscape coordination. Its project team is made up of consultants, engineers, and general contractors as necessary. Owner Tom Hurt and his team have experience with residential, business, multi-family, and non-profit buildings. He is affiliated with the Green Building Council and the American Institute of Architects.

Austin, TX 78730

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Vanguard Studio, Inc. has been serving the Austin area for more than 15 years. The architecture firm creates energy-efficient designs and uses the latest computer technology to create its designs. The business has won awards including Home Builder Association of Greater Austin Best Product Design and the Texas Association of Builders Best Custom Building - Kitchen and Best New Custom Builder Home. Vanguard Studio, Inc.'s work has been featured in Southern Home, Texas Home & Living, Austin Home, Kitchens & Baths, and other publications.

Austin, TX 78752

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Jay Corder Architect in Austin, Texas, specializes in contemporary, high-end residential architecture. The firm also has experience with small to medium-sized commercial projects based in the hospitality, tenant infill, multi-family, and amenity industries. The company has been in business for more a decade and has received praise for its professional, creative, and understanding team.

Bee Cave, TX 78738

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Venture Four Architects remodels structures and constructs buildings for residential and commercial clients. Based in Bee Cave, the architecture firm is accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating. The business won Best Architectural Design, Best Innovative Design, Best Interior Design, and other awards in the 2014 Parade of Homes. Venture Four Architects is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Texas Association of Homebuilders, and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.

Austin, TX 78746

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LaRue Architects designs custom, sustainable residential structures in Austin. The architecture firm has been featured in Austin-San Antonio Urban Home, Modern Luxury Interiors Texas, S Style Magazine, Western Art & Architecture, and other publications. The business has won awards including Best of Houzz Design & Service 2014, AIA Austin Homes Tour selection 2010, and Home Builders Association Best Product Design in 2009.

Austin, TX 78701

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Dick Clark + Associates has been working with Austin clients since 1979. The business provides architecture and interior design services for residential and commercial customers. The architecture firm has won 65 awards, including Austin Business Journal Best Real Estate Award, Professional Builder Platinum Design Award, and the Texas Society of Architects Design Award. The business' work has been featured in publications including Luxe Texas Magazine, Texas Architect Magazine, and Austin Home.

Austin, TX 73301

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Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects provides architectural and site design services. The Austin architecture firm has won multiple awards, including Houzz Best of Remodeling 2012, 2014, 2015, and 2016. Clients have praised the architect for his creativity and talent.

Austin, TX 78701

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A Parallel Architecture has been serving the Austin area since 2008 with architecture, interior, and landscape design for residential and commercial clients. The firm's founders have been working together for more than 20 years and specialize in green design. The business won Best of Houzz for Service in 2012 and for Design in 2016. Clients have praised A Parallel Architecture for its well-organized plans and skillful execution.

Austin, TX 78703

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Steve Zagorski Architect works on local, regional, and international projects. The architect has more than 30 years of experience in the industry. The firm won Best of Houzz for Service in 2012 and 2013 and Best of Houzz for Design in 2013. Clients have praised Steve Zagorski for his beautiful work and deep understanding of construction.

San Antonio, TX 78205

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Lake Flato has been serving the Austin area since 1984. The business designs architecture, landscapes, and interiors for its residential and commercial customers. The architecture firm has won more than 200 awards, including the American Institute of Architects Firm of the Year Award in 2004 and 10 Top Ten Green Project Awards from the AIA Committee on the Environment.

Austin, TX 78702

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McKinney York Architects has been serving the Austin area since 1983. The business creates timeless designs for residential and commercial clients, and doesn't shy away from unusual projects. The firm's work has been featured in publications and media including The Wall Street Journal, Texas Architect, HGTV, and NPR, and the business has won more than 40 awards locally and nationally.

Austin, TX 78702

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The Austin architecture firm hatch + ulland owen architects has been serving the area since 1978. The firm works on projects including multi-family residential, community, education, hospitality, retail, office, historic preservation, and single-family residential. The founder won the John V. Nyfeler, FAIA Community Service Award in 2008 and is a member of the Fellowship in the American Institute of Architects.

Austin, TX 78746

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Jauregui specializes in architectural design, interior design, and construction. The Austin architecture firm has been serving the community for more than 30 years. The business has won multiple awards, including 2016 Best in American Living Award, 2016 Home Builders of Greater Austin Best Custom Home Product Design, and 2015 Texas Star Award for Best Architectural Design.

Austin, TX 78746

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4.7 (16)
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5.0 (7)

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Cornerstone Architects constructs residential and commercial buildings. Founded in 1989, the firm works in architecture, interior design, and sustainable design for clients all around the world. The company's work has been featured in Water Enjoyment, Austin Home, American Style Villa, Modern Home Tour Austin, and other publications.

Austin, TX 78703

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Barley Pfeiffer Architecture specializes in green, energy-efficient design and architecture. The Austin architecture firm's work has been featured in The Washington Post, Fine Homebuilder’s , VETTA Homes Magazine, The New York Times Homes, Austin Urban Home and other publications. Clients have given positive feedback for the company's respectful and inspired work.

Austin, TX 78759

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The team at Danze & Davis Architects, Inc. has more than 50 years of experience in the industry. The Austin architecture firm's services include design concepts, custom homes, multi-family residences, and commercial projects. The business is a member of the National Association of Home Builders, the Home Builders Association, and the American Institute of Architects. Clients have praised the architect for his good listening skills and quality execution.

Austin, TX 78704

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Stuart Sampley Architect is a full-service residential architecture firm founded in 2006. The business' founder is on the board of the Austin Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, meaning he has high familiarity with the city's building codes. The firm won Best of Houzz for Service in 2012, 2014, and 2015, and Best of Houzz for Design in 2012. Clients have given positive feedback for the company's organized, simple design process and creative architect.

Austin, TX 78745

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Fatter & Evans Architects, Inc. has been providing master planning, architectural design, remodeling, and city permit processing for residential and commercial clients since 1991. The firm's founders have more than 60 combined years of experience in the industry. The business has won Best of Houzz in Customer Satisfaction in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

Austin, TX 78703

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Established in 2000, Miró Rivera Architects has produced an innovative, refined, and imaginative body of work that blurs the line between art and architecture. The firm’s diverse practice weaves together a commitment to craftsmanship with a honed sense of materiality and space to create structures at once elegant, controlled, and pleasant to inhabit. Miró Rivera Architects has won over 100 design awards, including the Texas Firm Achievement Award and ArchDaily’s list of the World’s Best Architects. The studio offers a wide range of architectural services, including urban design; institutional, commercial, and residential architecture; sustainable design; and interior design.

FAQs

  • 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.