An architect has the most appropriate training and experience to design, co-ordinate and manage your building project. An architect’s education covers a variety of areas, ranging from landscaping design to ergonomics, law, sociology, construction materials and techniques, etc. This diversity allows an architect to foresee many design options while analysing a wide range of requirements and restrictions.
An architect has the ability to take client’s abstract ideas and put them into a form that you can visualise and discuss and more importantly give to a contractor to build.
A talented architect can create projects that are not only functional but aesthetically beautiful or interesting. Architects are trained to use their imagination to solve problems.
An architect will prioritise your needs and requirements. An architect will act in your best interest at all times. He/she can look at the “big picture” and assist in determining your true needs and goals.
An architect helps save you time and money. A well designed building is sustainably more efficient and will have lower maintenance costs. This will also add to the value of your building. A skilled architect can help you to avoid trouble spots and advise about how to keep costs down.
6- Social Responsibility
An architect works for you and for the society. A building designed by an architect will contribute to a better quality of life of its occupants and also for a better built environment. A good environment can contribute to a more harmonious society where citizens feel connected and heritage and creativity are reconciled.
An architect will help you to explore all the possible options for your project. The finally result will be a building that is specifically designed for your needs. If you had to dress the same clothes for the rest of your life would you buy them in a high street shop or would you get a dressmaker to design them for your specific needs?
8- Environmental awareness
A skilled architect will help you to achieve an environmental sustainable building. An environmentally-conscious design will contribute to comply with today’s demanding energy performance requirements.
A skilled architect has the ability to communicate ideas effectively – to clients, engineers, planners, contractors, etc. By communicating effectively an architect can assist with any unforeseen situations and solve problems creatively.
An architect will help you to avoid unpleasant surprises during construction and also make the contract run more smoothly. An architect will act fairly and impartially when administering a contract.
Posted by Isabel Barros June 18, 2009