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Reasons to hire an architect when building your new home

An architect has the most appropriate training and experience to design, coordinate and manage your building project. An architect’s education covers a variety of areas, ranging from construction and materials to landscape design, law, sociology, planning, and even marriage counseling.

1. Conceptualization

An architect has the ability to take your aspirations and translate them into a form that you can visualize and is able to transform your needs and wishes into an architectural expression that also complies with building and city codes and more importantly gives to a contractor to build.


2. Creativity

Architects are trained to use their imagination to resolve problems and create beautiful solutions. A talented architect can create projects and deliver more interesting and creative design work, a better relation with the site, and a superior functional floor plan.

Depending on the situation you may need to submit plans with a licensed architect’s seal before breaking ground.

3. Architects avoid design errors

Preparing highly detailed and accurate drawings significantly reduces design errors common in the plan or with inexperienced designers. As mentioned before architectural designers have design experience, so it’s a good idea to let them handle the design process because that’s what they are trained to do.

4. Cost-effectiveness

An architect helps save you time and money. A well-designed and sustainable building is more efficient and will have lower maintenance costs. This means optimizing the amount of natural light and heating from the sun and in turn makes you save on electric bills over time.

This alone will also add value to your building. A skilled architect can help you to avoid trouble spots and advise about how to keep costs down.

5. Good design is a profitable investment

A home designed by an architect will contribute to a better quality of life of its occupants and also for a better-built environment. Good design adds extra value to your building: well-designed homes have a greater resale value.

6. Exclusivity

Your architect will help you to explore all the possible options for your project. Your chosen design will be based upon your lifestyle and will prioritize your needs by looking at the “big picture” …….and help determine your real needs and goals.architect

Also don’t forget to read our previous blog about 7 things to consider when building your new home.

7. Communications

Your architect can handle the tough aspects of contract negotiations on your behalf, allowing you to maintain a friendly, cooperative relationship with your contractor, Engineers, Landscape Designers, and Suppliers. An architect can also assist with any unforeseen situations and solve problems creatively.


8. They will make your life easier

Construction is a long and complex process. Hiring a qualified team can benefit you especially as it helps toward keeping peace of mind by simplifying difficult decisions.

Whether you choose to start a project from the ground up or remodel an existing space, an architect will be able to assist with every aspect of a project from choosing a site, city permitting, and design review board submits, to construction administration.


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