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Hiring a Commercial Architect in Phoenix (Conclusion)

A commercial architect is a licensed professional who can help build your business to your specifications, whether that business is a new building or an existing one.

As we covered previously, to get a building built, by Arizona law, your project must involve an architect. This is to help protect public safety, as well as code compliance and other vital considerations. An architect also knows about structural limitations, and what will or will not work when the building is completed. Without an architect, you could end up with a building that has a lot of glare from the sun, making seeing a computer screen or keeping your building cool a distinct challenge.

An architect in Phoenix can help you with a wide variety of architectural projects either big or small. | 480-710-3861

An architect in Phoenix can help you with a wide variety of architectural projects either big or small. | 480-710-3861

What About Remodeling an Existing Building? Call a Commercial Architect For That Too

Why do you need an architect when all you are doing is remodeling your existing floor plans?  Well, here’s an example of what can go wrong.  Let’s say you want to get rid of all of the high-walled cubicles and even some of the office space so you have a big open floor, essentially an open office.

Well, as the Washington Post article “Google got it wrong. The open-office trend is destroying the workplace.” by Lindsay Kaufman shows, open office design is a really bad idea:

“Despite its obvious problems, the open-office model has continued to encroach on workers across the country. Now, about 70 percent of U.S. offices have no or low partitions, according to the International Facility Management Association. Silicon Valley has been the leader in bringing down the dividers. Google, Yahoo, eBay, Goldman Sachs and American Express are all adherents. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg enlisted famed architect Frank Gehry to design the largest open floor plan in the world, housing nearly 3,000 engineers. And as a businessman, Michael Bloomberg was an early adopter of the open-space trend, saying it promoted transparency and fairness. He famously carried the model into city hall when he became mayor of New York, making “the Bullpen” a symbol of open communication and accessibility to the city’s chief.

A 2013 study found that many workers in open offices are frustrated by distractions that lead to poorer work performance.” [READ SOURCE]

Employee feelings aside, let’s say you get a bit too happy with the open office, and accidentally cut into a wall that is load bearing.  You have just damaged the structure of your building, and it could come down. An architect could stop that from happening.

Avoid Dangerous Changes:  Hire a Commercial Architect Instead

All of this could easily have been avoided during the consultation process.  A commercial architect would tell you what could go wrong.

So choose carefully.  Remodel the smart way, your employees are happy, and you’re happy.  Remodel the wrong way, and any illusions you have about efficiency vanish as your employees start deserting your company.  How do you remodel the right way?  Call a commercial architect in Phoenix.

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