Q. Why hire an architect?

DEVELOPING IDEAS

An architect will provide informed and educated feedback regarding their client’s ideas and concerns about their building project.

 

DEFINING THE WANTS & NEEDS

An architect will help the client to clarify and articulate their desires as they relate to their building project.

An architect can offer their client ideas which a client will likely not think of on their own.

The architect can also offer informed solutions to problems regarding a building’s design.

The architect will work with the client to formulate an architectural design which is not only aesthetically pleasing but is also realistic, functional, of high quality and appropriate to the client’s budget all within a reasonable time frame.

An architect will develop the necessary drawings, specifications and instructions that will enable the building to be constructed.

 

MANAGING YOUR PROJECT

The architect can manage a building project on behalf of the client. They can assist with the selection and management of contractors and other consultants.

 

SAVING MONEY

A badly designed building is not only an eye-sore but is likely to contain flaws that can cause problems while it is in use. When these problems need to be dealt with, it will be at the further expense of the owner. An architect, on the other hand can design a building that is not only attractive, but thoroughly thought through. A well-designed building is less likely to present problems later on its life-span. The architect will also bring knowledge of materials and finishes to the table. The appearance, durability, quality and cost of all materials used will be considered by the architect. Their advice can prevent unnecessary spending, wastage of materials and even replacement costs.

 

A BUILDING IS WORTH MUCH MORE WHEN...

A well-designed building is worth much more than a badly designed building. If a client ever wishes to rent out or sell their building, it will be much more attractive on the market if it well-designed. Future modifications to a building may also be much easier if the original design is well conceived.

 

AN INVESTMENT WORTHWHILE

An architect can add significant value to your building project. They can ensure that your building makes sense both now and for the future.