Why Hire an Architect?
Architecture differs from the other major art forms in that services are provided in response to a need.
If you are contemplating the construction of a building, the architect is the professional who is equipped through training and experience to guide you through the entire process. The need to retain an architect is not only a matter of good business, but may be a legal requirement as well. One of the ways this province protects the life, health and safety of citizens is to require that design drawings for new buildings or renovations of certain size and type be prepared by and bear the seal of a licensed architect.
Architects Act PDF*
AAPEI General Bylaws PDF*
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Besides the legal requirement, there are many other positive reasons for hiring an architect. An architect is a specialist who knows how to translate your dreams into reality, blend the ingredients of your requirements, manage the restrictions of your budget, applicable building codes and the site conditions, and add his or her creative abilities, into the design of a three-dimensional building.
Architects are trained to help you realize your objectives and guide you through the planning, programming, design, construction process, and if desired, provide project management services.
When to hire an Architect
Recommended for the design of any type of building or for renovating an existing structure.
It is an accepted fact that any building construction process benefits from the presence of a specialist, an Architect.
Your Architect - will serve as an advisor, a coordinator, and a technical manager - and can design and administer a project that is completed on schedule, within budget, and to a high standard of quality.