1. Dream Home

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Architects see the big picture.  A skilled architect can help you develop and integrate your list of requirements with the other complex factors to create a unique home just for you by prioritizing your needs.

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2. A Licensed Professional

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Architects are educated, trained, and tested in large range of areas including aesthetic design, ergonomics, sociology, ecology, law, building codes, construction materials and technology.  This breadth of knowledge allows foresight when evaluating competing requirements and restrictions.

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3. Problem Solvers

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Architects are trained to make buildings both functional and beautiful.  An architect will be able to show you alternatives that you might not have considered as possible.

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4. Trained in Communication

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An architect has experience effectively communicating through written word, drawing, and verbally with the key members of project including clients, contractors, engineers, and authorities in the manner best suited to the situation.

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5. Experience

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Most architects consider architecture a passion more than a vocation.  They draw on past experience.  They are an integral part of the design/construction community with contacts in all the fields.

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6. Makes your Life Easier

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Architects can bring pictorial suggestions to the table and assist in decisions for space planning, materials, and finishes transforming your abstract ideas into a form you can visualize.

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7. Cost Effective

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A well-conceived, designed, and coordinated project is more economical.  Changes made on paper in the design phase are much less expensive than those made during construction.

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8. A Good Investment

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Great design sells from consumer products to cities.  A well designed home has a higher resale value.

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9. Environmentally Friendly

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Skilled architects work with the environment to create spaces that are sustainable and comply with ever demanding energy performance requirements.

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10. Advocate

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An architect will be able to assist with every aspect of a project from choosing a site, city permitting, design review board submittals, to construction administration.  Whether you choose to start a project from the ground up or remodel an existing space, an architect will be able to help the project run smoothly during each stage avoiding disruptive surprises.

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Why Hire an Architect?

Why Hire an Architect?

 

Architect: [ahr-ki-tekt] noun. 1. A person specifically trained and licensed to work on the planning and design of buildings, and in many cases, also supervises their construction.

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In a world of HGTV and DIY projects, it is easy for an individual to think they can design and build their home or spearhead their home’s remodel. Not only does the prospect seem easy, but it looks like a lot of fun. It’s not until you get started do you realize you’re in way over your head. There are more design options then you thought possible, building codes, zoning laws, HOA restrictions, contractors and so forth. In a matter of moments, the whole endeavor can become overwhelming.

This is where an architect can save the day. They have the education, training, experience, and vision to help you navigate through the building process. An architect is not only able to take your dreams and turn them into a reality, but they are able to make sure you stay on budget (even save you money!), help you find building professionals, and have building structures meet all requirements.

Your home isn’t solely about functionality; it’s about celebration and renewal. One shouldn’t ever associate their place of rest with stress and aggravation. There are professions at your disposal to aid you in keeping your project peaceful, who want to make your life easier. The question shouldn’t be, “Why should you hire an architect?” but rather, “Why haven’t you already?”

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