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Top Reasons To Seek The Services Of An Architect in Phoenix (Contd.)

An architect in Phoenix can do a lot where an architectural project is concerned.

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Tenant Improvement Architecture

Tenant improvement architecture is a big service that architects offer.  However, that is just one service.

Continuing the list from our previous article:

2. An architect in Phoenix oversees the entire project.
Once the design phase is completed to perfection, you may involve the architect in the actual construction process of the project. You can seek the services of a qualified architect to design the project and create all the required drawings. For an extra fee, an architect will help you manage the project. For instance, he or she will do the following to ensure that your project is completed to your expectations:
– An architect will hire qualified subcontractors for you
– An architect will assign schedules.
– He/she will confirm that your project is done correctly and precisely in accordance to the final set of plans.

You and the architect can work out the scope of the project as well as your involvement in it.  You can chose to let the architect have carte-blanche over all stages of the process, and only come to you when the job is done, or you can choose to be involved in each and every step of the process.  One important thing to realize, though, is that while the architect is working for you, he or she is very well educated.  So don’t micro-manage them.

3. To see the Big Picture
An architect sees more than  you do, in short, the big picture, or more accurately, he can see an architectural project three dimensionally.  He or she can tell you if the project will suffer if you make a change to the design or not.

However, what really makes an architect valuable is the capacity to create and refine the finished project in such a way that you can see and comprehend the changes and improvements. Furthermore, architects are highly qualified professionals at seeing not just the big picture, but they are also experts at seeing hundreds of tiny steps between concept and completion.

Your Phoenix Architect and a Successful Project

4. Architects can help hire other construction professionals
Other than a qualified architect, no one else understands the design of your project better. Therefore, an architect may be right person to direct the various construction services before the work begins in earnest. For instance, your trusted architect will meet with various HVAC techs or structural engineers prior to construction to deliberate on the matters of design, answer a couple of questions and to make sure that everyone at the site understands the job.

So remember, you want a successful architectural project.  You don’t want a fiasco on your hands.  It could cost you a lot, in terms of time lost and most importantly of all, your money.

So don’t be a lawsuit waiting to happen.  Call a professional Phoenix architect for your project.

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An Architect in Phoenix and Architectural Projects (Contd.)

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There are several more projects that an architect in Phoenix can help you with.

Commercial Architectural Projects

• Cultural centers – When designing cultural centers, it is important for the project architect to take into account what the site will be used for. A cultural center is usually a building which promotes culture, music and the arts so when designing the center; it needs to be in line with its purpose.

• Healthcare facilities – One of the main things to consider when designing a healthcare facility is ease of movement and adequate space. Healthcare officials need to be able to move quickly through the building in emergency situations and there needs to be extra space available for patients as well.

• Office & industry – Project architects who work on commercial buildings usually have training in this particular type of architecture due to the specificity and detail required. When planning to build a large building, it is necessary to look at things such as the stability of the ground, (possibility of earthquakes), and dangers faced due the length of the building. Safety also needs to be considered and the structure has to allow for ease of entry of emergency crew.

Architectural Projects: Some Final Thoughts

Architectural projects are in essence the core of any architectural process and should be comprehensive to prevent delays or accidents. The project architect, along with his team has a large role to play when developing the project plan and communication with the client is also necessary to successfully design and build a dwelling or a building.  However, they are more than that.

For one, these projects are guarantees.  They’re guarantees that you will be in compliance with the building codes of your city and/or your municipal area.  They are also guarantees that each and every permit, each and every purchase of materials, and all necessary personnel are hired in order to take care of the project to it’s successful completion.

Ultimately, hiring someone in this field is all about choices.  You can choose to save money by trying to sidestep the process completely, and end up owing several times more in fines and punitive damages than what you would have paid in the first place.  The choice is clear:  hire an architect in Phoenix.

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An Architect in Phoenix and Architectural Projects

An architect in Phoenix can help you with a wide range of architectural projects.

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An architectural project is not complete without the help of a Phoenix architect | 480-710-3861

What is an Architectural Project?

What is an architectural project? An architectural project is the end product of a process whereby designs are developed, construction plans are produced and specifications are set out for a certain type of structure to be built. The project deals with necessary aspects such as floor plans, zoning regulations, quality control and building codes. Who is in charge of an architectural project? A project architect is an employee in an architect’s office whose duty is to work specifically on the design aspect of an architectural project. They are in charge of working with the clients, designers and architectural staff to make a project plan. Another responsibility is to determine what construction materials will be needed to complete the project. The project architect must be registered as an architect before signing any contracts and they are often assisted by interns. Another key player in developing an architectural project is the project manager.

They are responsible for performing the duties involved in the entire project from budgeting to the final implementation. This means they monitor the project from conception until the end product is complete. It is necessary for them to know various building codes and laws, construction and design methods and certain engineering techniques.

Types of Architectural Projects

There are various types of architectural projects which are defined according to their function and can be either residential or commercial. Some types of architectural projects are: • Luxury homes – These are the more common type of project. One thing that defines luxury homes is the size and comfort. When designing the project, it is important for the project architect to define what kind of style they are working with, be it European, Prairie or Georgian. The design can also be completely unique according to what the client wants. They often feature big, airy rooms, custom made swimming pools and sophisticated interiors meaning project architects usually work hand in hand with interior designers.

Ultimately, an architect works in a lot of different capacities.  He is one part administrator, and one part project management professional.  He is also someone that can help you avoid the pitfalls of building, such as lack of permits, or zoning restrictions.

You want to make sure that when you’re starting a project that may affect the structure of your building that you hire an architect in Phoenix.

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Commercial Architecture Part 3

Part three of our series on commercial architecture explores some final points to consider.

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Why Should You Hire a Commercial Architect?

Why should you hire a commercial architect?  It is very rare to find someone that can balance your business needs while protecting you from damages and trouble with municipal authorities.  It all starts with the process of consulting.

According to the site WISEGEEK.COM: “Work with the client to either visit the proposed site location or discuss the space requirements for the type of building required. Look at the other buildings in the area to get a sense of local style, height, physical presence and use of color. For example, a building designed for a location with a large number of office towers will be very different from one designed for a park-like setting.

Create the concept drawings and designs for the client to review. Focus on the exterior of the building, main floor and office work spaces. Many commercial architecture firms employ model makers to create a scale model of the design. This process helps the client to visualize the final product

Once the conceptual design has been approved, the technical and costing aspect of commercial architecture begins. Prepare detailed project plans, time lines, costs and decision points. This project plan forms the basis of the quotation and must be approved by the client before any work can begin.” [READ SOURCE ARTICLE]

Commercial Architects Consult and Design

First off,  an architect is a consultant.  He or she will work with you on your project and help you to both realize your vision as well as fulfill your business needs.

So remember, if you’re doing any sort of architectural project, it isn’t only recommended that you call an architect, it is required by law.  So call a commercial architect today.

For more information on commercial architectural design, be sure to read part one and part two as well.

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Hire an Architect to Remodel Your Home Part 3

Part one of a series on home remodeling with the help of an architect explores some very good reasons why you should get one rather than trying to do it yourself.

Hire an Architect for Home Remodeling

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Why should you hire an architect to remodel your home? Isn’t it cheaper to do it myself? The answer to both of these questions is “it depends on the scope of your project.” For example, if you are adding bathroom fixtures, it is kind of silly to hire an architect for something like this. However, if you’re considering a large scale remodeling job, that’s where the line blurs a lot.

What’s at stake? Well, you could either get your dream home

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If you’re considering a large-scale, once-in-a-lifetime remodel, the expert help of a licensed architect may help you achieve the home of your dreams.

This concludes part two of our series. For more tips on how to improve a commercial property, be sure to read part one and part two of this series as well.

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Hire an Architect to Remodel Your Home Part 2

Part one of a series on home remodeling with the help of an architect explores some very good reasons why you should hire one rather than trying to do it yourself.

Aren’t Architects Expensive?

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Call a Professional Architect for Home Remodeling | 480-710-3861

We get that a lot. A lot of people think that architects are only for the super rich who are building a mega mansion somewhere. The truth is though, architects are well worth the fee they charge because they know tricks including how to prepare a budget that you may not be aware of.

In fact, calling in an architect may the only way the project’s going to happen. Otherwise instead of being a unified and perfectly fitted project, you could have a piecemeal patchwork of clashing design elements, price overruns, and headaches. Why should you hire an architect to remodel your home?

Why Should You Hire an Architect to Remodel Your Home

Two words: skill and training. Architects don’t just happen you know. They go through years of training and apprenticeship before they can be listed as an architect. Want a design that has all the details in place? Your architect can give it to you. See remodeling your home isn’t just going from point A to point B, it is also a bunch of baby steps in between the start and the finish of your architectural project.

The right personnel can transform your living space.  The best person to hire first?  A residential architect of course.

This concludes part two of our series. For more tips on how to improve a commercial property, be sure to read part one and part three of this series as well.

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470 E. Canyon Creek Court ,
Gilbert, AZ 85295
480-710-3861
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The Process of a Phoenix Architect Part 2: The Practical Side

Part two of our series on the process of a Phoenix architect explores the more mundane side of a project.  Be sure to read part one of this series as well.

An Architectural Project:  Plans and Dollar Amounts

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As a professional architect, I get asked one question above all others:  how much will this architectural project cost?  The best way to answer this depends on one’s approach.  The cost question must be answered quickly so that the project can proceed.  First off, you must know the answer to some questions.

What’s your budget?  What about your design goals?  How flexible are you regarding your budget as well as your architectural design goals.  If you identify both your budget and design goals, an architectural firm can provide you with  a low cost conceptual design package. If you need a building that holds 400 people, and your design goals will comfortably fit 200, then you need to expand your design, which in turn will impact your budget.  You must be willing to have up to 20% flexibility on your budget at this stage.

Once your conceptual design and budget align, the project enters into the final phase of the design phase.  At this stage, you must allow up to 10% +/- the cost. You must also start looking into materials and finishes at this point.

An Architectural Project:  From Design to Reality

Before the project is complete, everything must be in place.  There should be no technical issues, and nothing should be out of place on whatever level, be it mechanical, structural, electrical, geo-technical, or civil.  An architect is more than a designer, he is also an administrator, and someone that communicates with the city and/or county governments. He is your representative to the appropriate government entities.

So as you see, the design process is more than just blueprints and budgets.  It is a complex trail that involves a lot of paperwork as well as patience.  And who is  your guide?  Your local architect of course.
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480-710-3861
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