So you’re ready to undertake a building project. Perhaps it’s your dream house or maybe something bigger. As you consider all that needs to be done and the costs involved, you may wonder, “Do I need a qualified architect?”
Well, people have gone ahead on building projects without architects but they usually end up regretting it. Architects are trained and experienced in driving construction from design to ribbon cutting. Here are the key reasons why you need to appoint a qualified architect if you want your project to proceed smoothly and yield the best possible end result.
You may have your dream design well mapped out already – and that’s great. However, rest assured that the contribution of an architect to that design can only be beneficial to you. We spend years learning the craft of building design so that we can not only execute your concept, but enhance it. You may have overlooked something or there may be a gorgeous feature that you had never thought of.
While we are creative by nature, we are also experts at handling the material requirements of construction.
From your dream design, we create a tangible blueprint with input from consultants and contractors. We consider all the possible variables – things that others would not be able to see. We are trained, not only to design beautiful buildings, but also to make sure that the design becomes a reality. While keeping the aesthetic considerations of your design in mind, we also know what to look for in terms of the material limitations. When such limits present themselves, we will find solutions to ensure that the original vision remains intact. An architect and/or their team can even project manage construction up until completion.
So you go ahead with your building project only to find that you’ve forgotten to apply for a particular permit. Everything comes to a standstill as you go and wait in queues at a municipal office to get the paperwork you need. This would never happen with an architect on the project. Before the sod-turning even happens, we know exactly what paperwork is needed and we have the staff to stand in those queues, while the rest of us (including you) get on with more important things.
In short, this is our business. Entrusting an architect with your building project is like letting a master chef manage your catering. A building project without an architect is like a film set without a director – there’s a loss of focus and a loss of vision. These always produce unnecessary costs and an unsatisfactory result. Only an architect can bring the perfect combination of creative flair and technical know-how needed to bring your dream to fruition.
Contact us to chat about your project.