Value of a Licensed Residential Architect is about the value that an Architect brings to the design of a home.
First, ArCH would like to share with you this video entitled:
VALUE OF A LICENSED RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECT
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This video, in a brief 6-1/2 minutes, explains 10 benefits (or values) of having an Architect design your new home.
Value of a Licensed Residential Architect
1. HOW DOES MY ARCHITECT INCLUDE WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO ME IN MY HOUSE PROJECT?
This is accomplished through Programming, which is the first step your Architect will follow, in which he or she listens to you tell them what you want, and during which they analyze your property.
VALUE of a licensed residential Architect: priceless: when you finally obtain your residential project to live in, that fits you like tailor-made clothing, made to order.
2. I’VE HEARD ARCHITECTS ARE EXPENSIVE; IS THAT TRUE?
VALUE of a licensed residential Architect: Architects can include enough energy saving features into your new house to result in that alone saving more than the entire cost of your home, over the life of the house. And there are many other economic benefits involved in having an Architect designing your residential project, that more than offsets the cost of their services.
3. I’D LIKE TO DOWNSIZE, BUT STILL FEEL LIKE I HAVE A SPACIOUS HOUSE.
Sounds impossible! It’s not. Your Architect can use open space planning principles to result in you building a more compact house that feels much larger than it really 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 ARE ARCHITECTS THE BEST DESIGNERS? Because they are trained to be, during intensive courses over years, at major universities and while under the internship of other experienced, licensed Architects for many years, before they start their own practices. Architects’ main focus for their entire careers is DESIGN. It is their main activity, so of course, they become very good at it.
VALUE of a licensed residential Architect: avoiding a disaster and savings tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of dollars on your project.
5. WHAT ABOUT DURABILITY?
Architects use time-tested materials and systems that last longer and that need less maintenance.
VALUE of a licensed residential Architect: avoiding tens of thousands of dollars in maintenance and replacements each year, not to mention the savings in your time and fewer headaches to resolve.
6. HOW CAN ARCHITECTS HELP ME DEAL WITH ISSUES?
Your Architect is in your corner; there to help you accomplish your objectives. Your Architect has society’s best professional education and experience combining both technical and aesthetic knowledge to result in situations being resolved in the best manner.
VALUE of a licensed residential Architect: having a licensed Architect representing your point of view in difficult situations can be priceless and help you save tens of thousands of dollars and also hopefully help you obtain the results you are after.
7. WHAT ABOUT THE INCREASING SEVERITY OF STORMS HAPPENING THESE DAYS? I’VE HEARD THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ARE DYING IN POORLY DESIGNED HOMES WHEN THEY COLLAPSE.
Architects focus on designing tougher connections and details that better resist the fiercer storms that seem to be getting worse every year, which just might save you and your family under dire environmental circumstances.
VALUE of a licensed residential Architect: priceless: the value of your life and that of your family’s. not to mention your house standing tall and strong.
8. I’VE HEARD ARCHITECTURE CAN AFFECT YOUR HEATH AND IMMUNE SYSTEM.
Nearly every year, more materials and products are discovered that negatively impact our health. Architects tend to be more informed about the products in their projects than many others, resulting in products being used that in general, might be healthier for you and your loved ones.
VALUE of a licensed residential Architect: priceless: improving your spouse’s COPD, preventing your new baby from ingesting dangerous substances.
9. I WANT A BEAUTIFUL HOME. HOW DO ARCHITECTS MAKE THAT HAPPEN?
Architectural beauty is not accidental. Architects are taught artistic principles at major accredited universities, through apprenticeships under other licensed and experienced Architects and through painstaking work during their professional careers.
VALUE of a licensed residential Architect: can be deemed priceless, if the mere act of living in your house raises your spirits.
10. I’VE HEARD OF PEOPLE BEING HIT WITH EXPENSIVE CHANGE ORDERS WHEN THEY DON’T HAVE DETAILED PLANS. HOW DO ARCHITECTS HELP AVOID THAT?
Architects provide Construction Documents, which consist of detailed Working Drawings and Specifications. This eliminates many questions from the Contractor. Less questions = more stable pricing and swifter project construction, due to the better documentation.
VALUE of a licensed residential Architect: possibly tens of thousands of dollars saved from possible change orders.
BOTTOM LINE VALUE:
Potentially more than the entire initial cost to build your home, your life and that of your family’s, your health and that of your loved ones, peace of mind, price stability, priceless.
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