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


Architects in Houston 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 Houston TX, including residential and commercial architects.

 

Updated November 4, 2016

 The TOP 10 Architects in Houston TX

Heights Venture Architects LLP
(713) 869-1103
1111 North Loop W # 800
Houston, TX 77008

Areas Served: Baytown Texas,Harris County,Bridgeland Community,Houston TX,Cypress TX,Alief TX
Services: local architects for sustainable design,modern architecture, traditional architecture

Kaim Associates Inc
(281) 358-0964
24080 Highway 59 N # 175
Kingwood, TX 77339

Areas Served: Houston TX,Pasadena Texas,Harris County TX,Baytown TX,Spring TX,Bridgeland Community
Services: architectural design, contemporary architects, traditional architects, blueprints

VLK Architects
(281) 671-2300
7915 Cypress Creek Pkwy # 214
Houston, TX 77070

Areas Served: Houston TX,Harris County,Atascocita TX,Baytown TX,Cypress TX,Alief TX,Pasadena Texas
Services: modern architects,traditional architects, contemporary architects,sustainable designs

Joiner Partnership Inc
(281) 359-6401
700 Rockmead Dr # 265
Humble, TX 77339

Areas Served: Houston Texas,Pasadena TX,Harris County,Cypress TX,Atascocita TX,Alief,Baytown TX
Services: architects for all architectural design, commercial architects,residential architects

Hermes Architects
(713) 785-3644
1177 West Loop S # 500
Houston, TX 77027

Areas Served: Harris County,Bridgeland Community TX,Houston TX,Channelview TX,Pasadena Texas
Services: architects, contemporary architecture, traditional architecture, green architecture

Goree Architects Inc
(713) 660-6102
4710 Bellaire Blvd # 105
Bellaire, TX 77401

Areas Served: Houston TX,Harris County TX,Bridgeland Community TX,Pasadena Texas,Cypress TX,Alief
Services: architects for all architectural design, residential architects,commercial architects

Insite Architecture Inc
(281) 955-5504
11830 Telge Rd
Cypress, TX 77429

Areas Served: Baytown TX,Harris County,Channelview TX,Pasadena TX,La Porte TX,Deer Park,Houston TX
Services: architects for residential & commercial design, new construction & remodels

Verret Group LLC
(281) 367-4311
10200 Grogans Mill Rd # 515
Spring, TX 77380

Areas Served: Harris County TX,Cypress TX,Pasadena TX,Alief TX,Houston Texas,Atascocita,La Porte TX
Services: commercial architects, civic architectural design, residential architecture

Arcon Architects Inc
(281) 316-6392
814 Hall Ave
Seabrook, TX 77586

Areas Served: Cypress Texas,Harris County,Alief TX,Pasadena TX,Houston TX,Atascocita TX,Channelview
Services: architects, contemporary architecture, traditional architecture, green architecture

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

Architects in Houston 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 Houston 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 Houston 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 Houston? (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 Houston 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 Houston for your specific goals and taste, make sure they are licensed by the state of Texas. (All architects in Houston 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.)

 

 

 

 

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Architects in Houston serving Baytown, Pasadena, South Houston, Bellaire, Humble, Katy, Galena Park, Jacinto City, Deer Park, Atascocita, West University Place, Marshall, Channelview, Spring, Hallsville, Cypress, La Porte, Bridgeland Community, Alief, Mission Bend, Tomball, Cloverleaf, Seabrook, Webster, Houston, Aldine and Waskom

 

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