What can an Architect do for You?

Every building project involves a different site, different planning and zoning restrictions, different availability and cost of labor and materials, different financial considerations – and most important, different needs, aspirations and resources for the client.

Architects help you come out on top not only with the design but also on time and on budget. Whether it’s remodeling, renovation or new construction, an architect is a professional that helps you achieve your goals.

The architect’s license charges architects, in the name of public health, safety and welfare, to bring the same professional expertise to their work that lawyers and physicians bring to theirs. Only licensed architects may use the title “Architect” and their project drawings must bear their architect’s seal before construction may begin.

Architects regularly guide clients from the earliest feasibility study to the “last door knob” and beyond. Since architects also create construction documents – drawings and specifications – that define the work to be done, they are in the best position to understand the project as a whole, ensure quality execution, answer your questions, and let you know if you’re getting what you paid for.