What to Expect When Working with an Architect

As you first begin thinking about designing a home, you may wonder what to expect when working with an architect. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

The first consultation generally is free.

You and the architect will discuss project goals and budgets during the meeting. As well as getting a sense of the architect's style, this is a great opportunity to learn more about their approach to design.

Thoughtful considerations define a home's design.

The architect will create a set of preliminary drawings, called concept plans, based on your input from the initial consultation. This is one of the most exciting times when working with an architect, as you get to dream big and think about how you'll live in your new space. These drawings are typically used to get feedback from you, discuss costs with builders, and choose finishes from material vendors, all before finalising the design.

Detailed drawings ensure build accuracy.

Your architect will prepare a set of construction drawings with which your builder will be able to construct your new home once the design has been finalised, reviewed, and approved. Depending on the complexity of the home design, this stage usually takes a minimum of four weeks, but accuracy is imperative.

Design expertise requires intimate knowledge of home construction.

Working with an architect doesn't need to stop at design. In addition to serving as a liaison between you and the contractor, an architect can also observe the building process to ensure that your home follows its design intention and plans.

By working with an architect, you can ensure that your custom design home is everything you dreamed it would be. The process design begins with you, conversations are the starting point to creating something uniquely yours.

Spectacular bathroom view achieved by working with an architect

Solek Architecture + Interior Design strives to create and refine modern residential architecture to meet your family's needs, sense of style, and lifestyle.

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