FAQs about architects:
What does an architect do?
An architect acts as a tool that can take conceptual design ideas that a client has and finding viable solutions to make them a reality.
Why do I need an architect?
An architect can ensure that a project design meets the needs of the client through collaboration. They act as a guide through each phase of the project from schematic design all the way through construction.
When should I hire an architect?
An architect should be approached as soon as a client is ready to begin the design and construction of a project, bringing a variety of ideas and goals that they would like meet throughout the process.
FAQs about the process:
What happens at the initial meeting?
In the first meeting, we discuss the ideas a client has and then breakdown the design process of a project. This allows for the clients to feel part of the process at every stage.
What is involved in the design process?
The design process involves multiple phases that helps guide the project meet the goals that are established. It starts with defining the initial scope of the project and continues through the development of the final construction documents and administration. Throughout this process, other professionals like contractors and engineers are brought into the process to move the project forward.
What happens during the construction phase?
Once the construction drawings are completed and distributed to the contractor, the project manager continues to oversee the development of the project during the construction phase. They serve as a means of communication to the client throughout this time.