Residential architects specialize in designing and planning homes. They work with clients to create functional, aesthetically pleasing, and personalized living spaces, considering both interior and exterior aspects.
The level of client involvement varies, but architects typically collaborate closely with clients. They seek input on preferences, needs, and style to create a design that aligns with the client's vision.
Timelines vary based on project complexity, size, and other factors. Architects work with clients to establish realistic timelines, taking into account design development, regulatory approvals, and construction phases.
Architects assist in setting realistic budgets for projects. They help prioritize design elements, select cost-effective materials, and advise on ways to achieve the desired results within budget constraints.
Yes, architects can assist with renovations and additions. They assess the existing structure, work with clients to understand their goals, and design solutions that seamlessly integrate with the original design.
Yes, architects can play a role in project management during the construction phase. They collaborate with contractors, oversee the construction process, and ensure that the design is implemented as intended.
Sustainable design focuses on minimizing environmental impact and maximizing energy efficiency. Many architects are well-versed in sustainable practices and can incorporate eco-friendly elements into your project.
Architects engage in mandatory continuous education through workshops, conferences, and industry publications. They also stay current on technological advancements, using tools like CAD for efficient and precise designs.
While both architects and designers work on the aesthetics of a space, architects are licensed professionals with a broader scope and greater liability. They can handle structural elements, navigate building codes, and oversee the entire design and construction process.
Fees vary based on the scope and complexity of the project. Architects may charge a percentage of the total construction cost, a fixed fee, or an hourly rate. We always discuss fees and payment structures upfront. Fees usually are within the range that a real estate agent would charge to sell a house (3% - 6%).
See our gallery for the various types of projects that we have completed.