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Architects and Architectural Design Part 3: The Final Stages of a Project

Part three of a series on architects and architectural design explores the final stages of a project.

The Architectural Process:  It’s All in The Details

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At this stage  your architect is bringing  the design concepts that he or she learned in college.  if it is a current building that is being remodeled, at this point maybe a feature can be improved on.  For example, let’s say you don’t have enough light in a room. This may be the time to add another window or a skylight.  All changes are checked, double-checked, and even modeled to make sure that they don’t adversely affect the structural integrity of your home or business.  After all the checking is been done, it enters into the permits process.

The reason that permits are put in place are to help with oversight, keep in compliance with building codes, and to protect public safety.  It’s all very well and good to make a building that is five stories high, but if the local jurisdiction only permits buildings of two stories, then the project will encounter snags.  There is also the aesthetics of your building project, both on a residential level and on a commercial level.  An architect has to have familiarity with the city’s codes.

Architectural Design and City Planning

A professional architect has to know the way the city works.  For example, in places such as Santa Barbara and Cape Cod at opposite ends of the country, there are only a handful of building styles that are permitted in each city.  Why?  Well, the city planners don’t want anything to disrupt the aesthetics of the city.  Multinational corporations such as Starbucks and McDonald’s had to learn the hard way about signage, building design and more when they tried to expand into these areas.

It makes sense if you think about it.  No one wants a bright neon sign in the middle of a quaint village, nor does nayone want a skyscraper in an area that’s all residential.  That’s why it’s always best to hire the right architect to help you with any remodeling projects, or designs.

This concludes part three of our series.  For more information on architects and architectural design, be sure to read part one and part two as well.

DesignLine Architects, LLC
470 E. Canyon Creek Court ,
Gilbert, AZ 85295
480-710-3861
http://www.designlinearchitects.com

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Custom Home Designs: It Really is About You

A custom home design helps you to be an individual.  Despite a lot of home builders attempts to change it, America is a land of individuals.  Our choices in our decor, our plants, our pets and even our spouses and partners are reflections on us.

Designing a Custom Home:  Another Home Buying Approach

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Let’s face it.  Finding the perfect home is a lot harder than we think.  We gravitate towards the homes we afford, while at the same time, we want this home to fit our needs.  We want to settle into a home, not settle for one.  If you like split level modern and you settle for a 1950’s ranch style, then no matter how you try to sugarcoat it, you will not be happy with your home.  That’s where a custom home design architect can help you.  First off, though, know what you want.

Maybe you need a split walk in closet or a game room.  Maybe you want a big kitchen, with an island in the middle.  Perhaps you’d like a private home office that is your space.  Whatever needs you have, it’s a good idea to have an idea of what you want before you call an architect.

Brainstorm Then Call in Your Architect

The first step you want to do is to dream when you are planning to design a custom home for your family. When you brainstorm, remember, that isn’t the time to criticize ideas.  You have nothing but options, and visualize what you want. Later on, after you have built up a good list of ideas, that’s when you start reviewing each idea.  Remember, you want something that will improve your quality of life, and be easy to keep up.

While the kid in you wants a castle complete with lookout towers and secret passageways, the adult in you knows about things like building codes and practicality.  Then after you winnow it down, you call in an expert with custom home design.

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470 E. Canyon Creek Court ,
Gilbert, AZ 85295
480-710-3861
http://www.designlinearchitects.com

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