You have a vision of what you want. It may be a new home, a whole house renovation or a small addition. Now you need to make that vision a reality.
Architects are specially educated to help you define what you want to build, present options you might never have considered, and help you get the most for your valuable investment. They don’t just design four walls and a roof — they create total environments, both interiors and exteriors, which are functional and exciting places in which to work and live.
While a builder, residential designer or home plan service may make some minor adaptations at your request, an architect will anticipate your needs and offer creative solutions. Architects are trained problem solvers. Need more room for your growing family? Architects can show you how to enlarge your home so you won’t have to move. Have a limited budget? Architects can propose ways to get more for your investment than you imagined possible.
Architects help you get the most from your construction dollar. Architects can reduce building costs, decrease your home’s energy needs, and increase its future resale value through good design.
Building is a long process that can be messy and disruptive, particularly if you’re living in the space while it’s under construction. Your architect can help smooth the process by assisting in finding qualified builders and visiting the worksite to answer questions and ensure that the work is being built according to plans and specifications.