Architects solve problems
Architects can assist you through the maze of design options, building codes, zoning laws, contractors, and permitting requirements. The architect is the one professional who has the education, training, experience, and vision to guide you through the entire design and construction process, from helping you define what you want to build to helping you get the most for your construction dollar.
Architects can save you money
Architect services are a wise investment for the money, not an added cost to your project because a well-conceived and designed project can be built more efficiently and economically and increase your property value. Architects avoid oversized rooms and wasted space and can help you select materials within your budget and at a fair price.
Architects can make your life easier
Architects look out for your interests and find ways to make the process go smoothly and help you find a qualified and reputable contractor. They visit the construction site to help verify that the project is being built according to the plans and specifications.
Working with an Architect
Clients often have questions on how to select an architect. Your decision should be based on your confidence in the architect’s technical competence, professional service and design ability. Here are some suggestions on how to proceed in the selection process.
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