Why Hire an Architect?
When you are embarking on the journey of designing and constructing a new building the question of hiring an architect inevitably comes to mind. We, here at TALLstudio, wanted to break down a few of the MANY reasons to hire an architect and explain a bit more about what we do.
This one is pretty much a no-brainer. We've never met anyone who didn't want to save money when building and contrary to popular belief, hiring an architect can help you do just that. An architect will cut down construction time by properly detailing and scheduling the build, find new and innovative cost-effective materials and methods, reduce energy consumption, thereby reducing electric bills, the list goes on (and on, and on)!
Efficiency is key when designing any building, be it large or small. This doesn't mean the building has to be boring, au contraire! When a building is designed efficiently this allows both the architect and the owner to get a bit more creative in specific areas and decide where to spend the money most effectively.
When you want a "designer" building, you hire a designer! What this means is that an architect has been trained to test the limits and use their creativity and ingenuity to deliver the best solution and the most interesting project within budget and on time. By hiring a designer you are guaranteed to have a truly unique building that fits your specific needs and wants, and allows you, your family, or your employees to enjoy inhabiting the spaces created on a daily basis.
We have a lot of people who come to us and they aren't quite sure what it is they are looking for. It's our job to help narrow down the search by asking a series of specific questions, presenting the client with schematic models, drawings and concepts, and getting to know just what it is that makes our client tick, or what doesn't.
An architect will take a lot of the weight off of your own shoulders, doing a great deal of the heavy lifting, so to speak. We take on everyday problems that arise, interact with the contractor(s) and consultants, and allow the client to enjoy the process and in turn their new building.
Design is all about problem solving and coming up with the best possible solution. We, here at TALLstudio, enjoy testing our limits and coming up with innovative solutions to both life's everyday problems as well as issues unique to a specific building type, client, or location. Test us, we promise you won't be disappointed!
Would you rather have one well crafted, detailed, finely tuned, efficient building or a large mammoth building that has no character, is an energy hog (oink, oink!), and will need constant repair and maintenance? If you balked at the mammoth, then quality is what you are after, and we are here to deliver. An architect will help pare down the building by removing unnecessary moments, tightening the connections, refining the details, and planning accordingly.
So, next time you are considering hiring an architect, ask yourself what exactly you are looking for and if any of the above ^^^ fit the bill, consider giving us a shout! Until next time guys, and if you happen to be in the neighborhood swing by for a cup of coffee and a laugh!