An architect is concerned with aesthetic issues, manipulating
proportions, alignments, masses, volumes and materials to create a
sensible, pleasing building which can be enjoyed by the occupants as
well as the public.
2. Allow for your tastes and requirements.
An architect will try and get into the clients’ psyche to read what
they want and with that tailor the design to their unique style and
requirements in a sagacious way without trying to impose his or her
own taste and preferences.
3. Overall project understanding.
Architects that are involved from the start of the project are in
the position to gain a better understanding of your particular
requirements and develop unique solutions and propose ways to reduce
4. Cost efficient.
An architect is knowledgeable with good cost efficient products
available on the market and knows how to plan within your budget to
ensure you get best value for money and good quality fittings.
5. Building codes and laws.
Architects are familiar with local building codes and by laws and
your project will comply with all the building regulations and
neighborhood building zoning laws. He or she can also help your
project through the construction permitting process.
6. Contractor advice.
An architect can recommend contractors who might be well suited for
your particular building project. He or she might also be involved
in coordinating a team of specialist consultants to ensure the
overall well being of the final product.
7. Plan for the future.
An architect can look beyond your immediate requirements to design
your home to be able to adapt and extend if necessary to your
families’ changing needs.
Architects create homes that are pleasing and functional for those
who use or live in them. Such a professional tailors a design to
take into account particular needs and locations.
Houses designed by architects will be sensitive to its surrounding
environment and will use all natural elements, topography or views
to the best use of the site within the specific client
10. Project management.
Architects can manage your project from site selecting to
completions constantly providing you advice or solutions to the
choices you as the client face, saving you valuable time and provide
you with complete peace of mind.
Written by JB, architect & founder of
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