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February 18, 2019
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The Best Architects in Austin TX Are the Ones Verified as Safe To Hire

Architects in Austin TX bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol are those architectural firms proven by our independent research to have exceeded the minimum Texas regulatory requirement. They are the ones that have passed the TOP 10 for competency and experience, carry liability insurance as protection for you the client, and for whom our staff has called previous clients to verify high satisfaction with them as architects in Austin TX, including residential and commercial architects.

 

The TOP 10 Architects in Austin TX

Gensler & Associates

(512) 867-8100
212 Lavaca St # 390
Austin, TX 78701

Areas Served: Austin TX, Wells Branch TX, Travis County TX, McNeil TX,…
Services: architects for residential & commercial design, new construction & remodels

Danze & Davis Architects Inc

(512) 343-0714
4701 Spicewd Spgs Rd # 200
Austin, TX 78759

Areas Served: Travis County incl Austin Texas, McNeil TX, Wells Branch TX,…
Services: architectural designs, blueprints, home design, commercial architects, civic, retail

Studio 8 Architects

(512) 473-8989
611 W 15th St
Austin, TX 78701

Areas Served: Travis County & Austin Texas, Wells Branch TX, Pflugerville TX,…
Services: commercial architects, civic architectural design, residential architecture

Cornerstone Architects

(512) 329-0007
7000 Bee Cave Rd # 200
Austin, TX 78746

Areas Served: Pflugerville TX, Austin TX, McNeil TX, Travis County TX, Del…
Services: architects, contemporary architecture, traditional architecture, green architecture

Kipp Flores Architects

(512) 335-5477
11776 Jollyville Rd # 100
Austin, TX 78759

Areas Served: Lakeway TX, Pflugerville TX, McNeil TX, Austin TX, Wells Branch…
Services: residential architects, commercial architects, civic architects, architectural designs

Mann & Mann Architects Inc

(512) 912-7994
103 Woodview Ct
West Lake Hills, TX 78746

Areas Served: Lakeway TX, Del Valle TX, Wells Branch, McNeil, Austin TX,…
Services: local architects for sustainable design, modern architecture, traditional architecture

KGA Architecture Inc

(512) 441-8200
1701 Directors Blvd # 770
Austin, TX 78744

Areas Served: McNeil TX, Austin Travis County TX, Pflugerville TX, Del Valle…
Services: modern architects, traditional architects, contemporary architects, sustainable designs

Architects Rabe & Partners

(512) 349-7173
4201 Bee Cave Rd # C201
West Lake Hills, TX 78746

Areas Served: Austin Texas & Travis County, Wells Branch, Del Valle, McNeil,…
Services: architects for all architectural design, residential architects, commercial architects

O’Connell Robertson

(512) 478-7286
811 Barton Springs Rd # 900
Austin, TX 78704

Areas Served: Travis County Texas, Austin TX, McNeil TX, Pflugerville TX, Wells…
Services: architects, residential architects, commercial architects for all architectural

The Best Architects in Austin TX Are the Ones Verified as Safe To Hire

Architects in Austin TX are required to be licensed by the state of Texas for your protection, which requires a degree, passing an exam adminstered by the TBAE (Texas Board of Architectural Examiners), and 6 months of internship.

Architects in Austin Texas are not required by state law to have professional liability insurance; however, all architects bearing The Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 designation do have that liability insurance coverage to reimburse you in the event of a loss due to errors, in addition to passing all other requirements for status as Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 such as our research phone calls to their previous clients, sufficient length of time in business, verified license, good complaint record, and more.

Questions to Ask Architects in Austin TX


Step 1: Describe Your Needs to the Architects
Explain your ideas  and goals for your building design to the architects, and how it will be used. Be consistent in how you explain everything to each architect so that each one is responding to the same information.

Step 2: Answer Their Questions & Write Down What They've Asked You
To personalize your project, good architects should have a list of questions about the purposes of the design, your living habits or working habits, and more. Part of an architect's job should be to produce a blend of your needs and taste preferences with the practical needs of the building code, and your budget. The particular questions an architect asks you will indicate their ability to do this.

Step 3: Ask the Architects Questions & Write Down Their Answers

Ask these questions about each architect's abilities, background , and experience:

• For how many years have they been architects in Austin? (Different regions have different soil conditions, temperatures, sunlight exposure, etc that the design should account for. How much experience they have designing in your location specifically demonstrates their likely ability to know these aspects and to design for them.)

• How many architectural designs have they done specifically in your city? (Different municipalities have different codes that must be adhered to, and different processes for permit approval. Previous experience getting plans approved by your local city shows their likelihood to give you a design that can get approved, and in a timely manner.)

• What permits will be needed? If so, will the architects be responsible for getting those permits? (Unpermitted work can prevent you from selling the property and even subject you to hefty fines and repair fees to get it to code.)

• How many other projects have they done that are just like yours? (Traditional architecture versus modern, green design, commercial design versus custom home design, etc.)

• How long would you have to wait long before they can finish your design plans?

• What is their education?

• Do they have a specialty that makes them unique or particularly valuable?

• Who at the architecture firm will actually be doing your design? (The principal architect might be impressive but what will that mean if they pass your project to mere draftsmen or less experienced junior architects on their staff?)

• Do they only do the architectural design or can they manage the whole project from start to finish?

• Will the architects provide names and numbers of clients you can call for references? (All architects  bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had client references called by our research staff so you don't have to.)

•How do they structure the fee?

• Do they carry professional liability insurance that can reimburse you for a loss due to error? (All architects in Austin bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had proof of insurance verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

When you've chosen the best architects in Austin for your specific goals and taste, make sure they are licensed by the state of Texas. (All architects in Austin bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had their state license verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)