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your architect options


Do I have to hire an architect?

A lot of projects require an Architect’s stamp, but some don't and you will have options.  While we feel that a quality architect is still the best choice, it is possible that your project goals align better with someone else and we don't want to get in the way of that.  If we feel you would be better served by a different profession we will let you know.

 

Listed below are some of the options we know of and common qualities we have found in them.  (Obviously written with our architect bias so take that for what it is worth). 

 

 

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your architect options


Do I have to hire an architect?

A lot of projects require an Architect’s stamp, but some don't and you will have options.  While we feel that a quality architect is still the best choice, it is possible that your project goals align better with someone else and we don't want to get in the way of that.  If we feel you would be better served by a different profession we will let you know.

 

Listed below are some of the options we know of and common qualities we have found in them.  (Obviously written with our architect bias so take that for what it is worth). 

 

 

 

ENGINEER

Sometimes you may find that you can get by on a project with a structural engineer in the designers seat.   Keep in mind that an engineer is all about the calculations and making the structure work economically.  Often these designs will be without much of an aesthetic consideration.  We have found that even in industrial design, it can be beneficial to have a little interest built into your project. 

DESIGN BUILD CONTRACTOR

If it is a small project such as a house plan the contractor may have these design services in house.   On larger scale projects the contractor may hire out the work to an architect they hire directly under them.   Either way, the contractor will be calling the shots in the design of the project and the areas they specialize in will come through in the design.   While there are different types of contractors out there and some appreciate design more than others we have found that many can be more concerned with costs, constructability, and schedule than with providing a great design.     

DRAFTING SERVICE OR ONLINE PLANS DATABASE

So you found a plan that you like online and you can buy the plans for almost nothing, or maybe there is a local home drafting service that will get you a set of plans together real cheap.   We live in a world where much of the built environment is made up of these highly budget driven plan sets that ultimately lack much design other than some minimal effort in wall layout. We have found with that being the case that a lot of people are unaware of the many design and aesthetic options that are truly available, not to mention the benefits of designing a quality space that will lend to a better experience with the building.  We would be glad to explore with you some of what architecture can offer to see if you are interested in investing in a higher quality living experience.  

On the other hand, while a more standard home builder design may be what you are after in the end, one of the common pitfalls of online plans is the lack of being tailored to your jurisdictions requirements.   In order to obtain a building permit, your plans will need to meet specific requirements and you may find yourself paying for your plans all over again to have someone make these changes for you.

 
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How do you find the right architect for you

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How do you find the right architect for you

 

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