Value of a Licensed Residential Architect involves the value that licensed Architects bring to residential design.
An international professional organization called ArCH: Architects Creating Homes just released this video:
VALUE OF A LICENSED RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECT
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This video, in only about six minutes, explains 10 VALUES that Architects provide during the design of a residential project.
Value of a Licensed Residential Architect
1. HOW DOES AN ARCHITECT INCLUDE WHAT I WANT IN MY RESIDENCE?
Architects do this by creating a Program for your project, understanding and documenting your Lifestyle, during the first step your Architect takes, in which he or she documents what you tell them what you want, and they also analyze your land.
VALUE of a licensed residential Architect: priceless: when your house fits you like tailor-made clothing, customized to your every wish.
2. I’VE HEARD RUMORS THAT ARCHITECTS COST A LOT; IS THAT REALLY TRUE?
VALUE of a licensed residential Architect: Architects can design-in enough energy conservation features for your residence, resulting your saving more than the whole construction cost of your house, over the life of the built project. And there are many other financial benefits involved with an Architect designing your house, that more than saves the cost of their fees.
3. I’D LIKE TO DOWNSIZE, BUT FEEL LIKE I HAVE A LARGER RESIDENCE.
Architects can use open space planning techniques that create a physically smaller house that feels more spacious than it literally is.
VALUE of a licensed residential Architect: This saves the amount of square footage unbuilt multiplied by the cost per square foot, which can save tens of thousands of dollars in capital expenditures.
4. WHY IS AN ARCHITECT THE BEST DESIGNER?
They are trained to be, during exhaustive courses over many years, at accredited universities and while apprenticing under other trained, licensed Architects for years, before they begin their own firms. Their entire careers are focused on DESIGN. That is their main effort, so naturally, they are very good at design.
VALUE of a licensed residential Architect: Creating a better quality design and saving tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of dollars on your house.
5. I WANT A LOW-MAINTENANCE DURABLE HOUSE.
Architects use proven systems and materials that require less maintenance and that last longer.
VALUE of a licensed residential Architect: preventing thousands of dollars in maintenance each year, and saving your time and having less problems to deal with every year = peace of mind.
6. HOW DO ARCHITECTS HELP ME MANAGE PROBLEMS ON MY PROJECT?
Your Architect is your advocate; there to help you reach your goals. Your Architect has the world’s best professional education & experience combining technical and artistic know-how to result in circumstances being resolved in the best way for your project.
VALUE of a licensed residential Architect: having a licensed Architect representing your perspective in difficult situations can be priceless and help you save many thousands of dollars and also hopefully help you reach the results you want.
7. WHAT ABOUT STORMS BECOMING MORE SEVERE EACH YEAR? I HERE THAT THOUSANDS ARE DYING IN POORLY DESIGNED HOUSES WHEN THEY FALL DOWN.
An Architect focuses on creating stronger connections & details that better resist the stonger storms that are happening these days, which could save you and your family during dangerous environmental events.
VALUE of a licensed residential Architect: priceless: the value of your life and that of your family’s; and your house still standing after a storm that may have leveled others.
8. ARCHITECTURE CAN AFFECT YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM & GENERAL HEALTH.
More materials and products are discovered every year that can impact your health. Architects tend to perform more research about materials in their projects than others in the construction trades, resulting in systems being specified and used that might be healthier for you and your family.
VALUE of a licensed residential Architect: priceless: your spouse’s COPD falling into remission, preventing your child from ingesting dangerous materials.
9. I’D LIKE TO HAVE A BEAUTIFUL HOUSE. HOW DOES MY ARCHITECT DO THAT?
Architectural beauty is not accidental. Architects are taught artistic principles at major universities, through internships under other experienced & licensed Architects and through detailed work during their professional careers.
VALUE of a licensed residential Architect: can be priceless, if the simply living in your residence lifts your spirits.
10. I’VE SEEN CONTRACTORS HITTING PEOPLE WITH EXPENSIVE CHANGE ORDERS WHEN THEY DON’T HAVE DETAILED CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS. HOW DO ARCHITECTS HELP PREVENT THAT?
Architects create detailed Working Drawings & Specifications, which can drastically reduce the Contractor’s questions. Less questions = more faster project construction, due to the better documentation, = price stability.
VALUE of a licensed residential Architect: perhaps tens of thousands of dollars saved on possible Contractor change orders.
FINAL TOTAL VALUE:
Potentially more than the total initial construction price to build your house, your life and your family’s, your health & your loved ones’ health, price stability, peace of mind, priceless