Simply put, architects design and oversee the construction of buildings. Whether you are planning to build a home from ground up, or thinking of doing a major, extensive renovation for your interiors, an architect is able to coordinate your project from start to finish. Most architects will usually offer services such as site planning, site feasibility studies, application of permits, design drawings, interior and landscaping design to project management.
All architects have to be professionally certified and registered by a local architectural authority, and have a set of codes or building practices they have to follow. This helps to ensure the quality and reliability of these professionals - considering architects also handle the safety and structural components of a project.
Wondering if an architect’s the right fit for you? If you answer ‘yes’ to the following questions below, architects are the type of interior professional you should go for:
- Are you planning to build a home/space from scratch?
- Does your home require any major structural elements to be made/changed? (For example, stairwells, additional mezzanine levels and lofts).
- Are you planning to make changes to your external facade?
- Are you looking for a design that’s structurally complicated?