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How to Consult an Commercial Architect Part 3: Why You Should Hire an Architect For Any Improvements to Your Business

Part three of our three part series on commercial architects explores some final reasons why architects should be involved at several stages of your project.

Commercial Architects:  Navigating Red Tape and Paper Jungles

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A lot of businesses try to improve their bottom line, and try to leave out a commercial architect‘s involvement in their project, only to be surprised later on when they get a hefty fine from the city and/or the county. How can this happen?

It isn’t as easy as just knocking out a wall if you’re expanding.  Any time a business makes changes to the electrical, plumbing, or walls the work needs to be completely signed off and approved by usually two different levels of government: city and county.  For commercial projects it is specifically mandated by law  that the plans be sealed by a licensed architect and submitted for approval before construction can even start.   Sometimes, there are things that a business owner doesn’t know.  For example, knocking out a wall may also knock out a telecommunications junction box. Also, building a building without an architect’s sign off can lead to a structurally unsound building.  And there is also a vast difference between how something looks on paper and how it looks for real.

Commercial Architects: Image Does Matter

A well designed building has positive effects on your business, and gives off an image that both attracts customers and makes them want to bring their business to you. Inversely, a poorly designed building makes people want to avoid your business.  You want to get a commercial architect in as quickly as possible, before you break ground.  As a business owner, you’re trying to keep an image while at the same time keeping your costs down.

As you see, projects can be a bit more than you guess.  A commercial architect knows how to adhere to a budget, and manage the elements of a project.

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How to Consult an Commercial Architect Part 1: Commercial Architecture
How to Consult an Commercial Architect Part 2: Environmentally Friendly Design
How to Consult an Commercial Architect Part 3: Why You Should Hire One for Your Business


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