Architecture services have becoming increasingly popular in the past few years due to increased demand for housing in the United States. As the housing recovery and overall economic recovery continue to paint a more upbeat picture, more architecture services are being contracted. Architecture services allow for home building, home redesign, and more. Typically, if architecture is becoming increasingly in demand, that economy is usually on a upward swing.
Most architects offer both residential and commercial architecture design, as well as structural engineering services. For residential services, architects will work to come up with a design that meets all your needs, while working to meet your construction budget. Residential services typically include preliminary design, construction document preparation, interior design, landscaping design, energy efficiency calculations, and construction administration.
Other areas architects specialize in include custom residences, renovations, additions, new construction jobs, historic preservations, multi-family units, apartment complexes, condominiums, and even property development. Architects can generally even create three dimensional renderings to help show you your plans, elevations, sections using exclusive and modern design software. This allows for increased efficiency, easy planning, and helps to reduce costs and miscommunications. Commercial services typically include pre-design feasibility studies, building evaluations, programming, surveys, preliminary design, three dimensional modeling, and more. Construction administration and architecture designs are also available. Most architects are adept at construction documentation, code analysis, energy code compliance, and design development, among others. Construction administration services include: assisting in bidding and negotiations, permitting, project management, site preservations, and more.
3 Dimensional Renderings: Architects experience their environment in 3D while plans, elevations and sections are printed in 2D on flat paper sometimes creating difficulties interpreting designs. Many will even craft your project in 3D within the computer on the latest CAD and 3D software to provide you with a model that may be easily understood. This improves design efficiency, reduces project costs and results in highly effective communication.
Be sure to look for an architect that responds to your needs with thoughtful, individual designs to create inspired architecture that is both artful and intelligent. Architects must believe their design solutions will elevate the spirits of the user, but also balance value and economy while expressing the client’s ideals. Look for Nationally Accredited (NCARB) Architects as they tend to offer a higher level quality of service and design.
Many architects tend to specialize in housing, restaurants, retail, banking, offices, hospitality and historic preservation sites. Additional services could potentially include structural design and analysis, shear wall designs, insurance claims, framing plans, code compliance reports and more. Be sure your architect will be able to integrate your structural requirements into the process effectively and efficiently, in order to ensure for a beautiful and safe building upon completion.