Why You Should Work with an Architect to Complete your Next Construction Project
When you’re planning to renovate your home or build an entirely new home, working with an architect will streamline the process and enable you to bring your vision to life. Architects hold degrees in architecture, which means they are educated about engineering, project management, and design theory. An architect’s job is not just to design an aesthetically pleasing home, but to design a home that uses space and energy efficiently while meeting its owner’s needs. Architects are familiar with the relevant zoning laws and permit processes for the areas they serve and in many cases, work within specific niches to provide specialized, custom work for their clients.
The importance of working with an architect to complete your construction project depends on the size and scope of the project. For a small addition or basement remodel, an architect can certainly help, but their input is not as critical to the project’s success as it would be with a substantial renovation or a new construction.
An architect is not a contractor. The architect designs the building and the general contractor actually builds it. The architect and the builder need to communicate with each other to develop and complete a project. Think of the architect as the visionary and the general contractor as the creator who brings that vision to life. Your architect will draw upon their design skills and engineering knowledge to create a space that provides what you need from a home, then your contractor will transfer that space from paper to reality.
To learn more about how working with an experienced architect can help you, contact Beer Architectural Group, L.L.C. today to speak with a member of our team.