FIND AN ARCHITECT

Ready to find an architect? Architecture firms with AIA Cincinnati members are listed here and you can sort them by specialty. Looking for a residential architect, check our Custom Residential Architecture Network members. You can also search AIA’s national database online to find an Architect by name or zip code.

When should you hire an Architect?

Early involvement is key. By helping you define the building project, architects can provide meaningful guidance for design. They can conduct site studies, help secure planning and zoning approvals, and perform a variety of other pre-design tasks. Plus, when architects are involved at the earliest planning stage, they gain more opportunities to understand your needs, develop creative solutions, and propose ways to reduce costs. 


AIA Ohio has online tips on how to hire an Architect, including the types of services Architects can provide, an explanation of the design process, and suggested questions you should ask before engaging services. AIA National’s site includes information on how to work with Architects on projects ranging from your home to a hospital.

Why hire an Architect?

Your building project represents a major investment. The way to maximize such an investment begins with consulting an architect. Architects have the education, training, experience, and vision to maximize your construction dollar and ease the entire design and construction process.

Architects are specially educated to help you define what you want to build, present options you might never have considered, and help you get the most for your valuable investment. They don’t just design four walls and a roof — they create total environments, both interiors and exteriors, that are functional and exciting places in which to work and live.

Architects are trained problem solvers who can propose ways to get more for your investment than you imagined possible. Architects help you get the most from your construction dollar. Architects can reduce building costs, decrease your energy needs, and increase future resale value through good design.


Building is a long process that is often messy and disruptive. Your architect represents you, not the contractors. Your architect looks out for your interests and smoothes the process, helps find qualified construction contractors, and visits the worksite to help protect you against work that’s not according to plan.

Ready to find an architect?

Architecture firms with AIA Cincinnati members are listed here and you can sort them by specialty. Looking for a residential architect, check our Custom Residential Architecture Network members. You can also search AIA’s national database online to find an Architect by name or zip code.


In addition to meeting professional standards for licensure to practice architecture, AIA members adhere to the AIA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, assuring clients, the public, and colleagues of their dedication to high standards of professional practice. AIA members must also fulfill annual continuing education requirements to maintain their professional standing and to stay current in the profession.