Value of an Architect

Architects bring value to projects large and small. Our colleagues in RIBA and RIAI have advice on working with an architect and RSUA has produced this guide to understanding the value of an architect.

Why employ an Architect?

Changing the design of your home, whether building a new one from scratch, adding an extension or adapting existing space is probably the single biggest investment you will make in your home. An architect is well placed to guide you through this journey from the very outset.

Your home contributes greatly to your overall quality of life and is one of your your most valuable assets.   Undertaking a building project for your home is a personal and financial investment which deserves proper consideration along with the input and support of professional advice that an architect is best placed to offer.


How can an architect help you?

Guidance

An architect can support you throughout the building process from initial concept design to completion of your project.   An architect will take time to understand you and your family’s needs and explore your options with you.  An architect will work with you to provide invaluable guidance at each project stage; whether that is liaising with the planners or contractor on your behalf or helping to source the most appropriate fittings for your home.

Inspiration

An architect will look at all aspects of your home and how you live – often coming up with ideas you may never have considered.  Architects consider your requirements in the context of your house and in the light of your family routine.  They can visualise and explore potential design options with you at an early stage of the project to ensure the best outcome for your home.

Experience

Architects undergo extensive training and continuing professional development throughout their career to ensure they are best placed to meet the complex demands of a building project. We plan for a smooth building process and work with consultants and contractors to quickly resolve issues on your behalf when they arise on site.

Value

Employing an architect is a rewarding investment.  An architect can add value to your home through thoughtful insightful design.  Architects are also well placed to ensure expensive mistakes are avoided at the design stage and that any additional costs that may arise are kept to a minimum on site.

How can I find a registered Architect in my area?

Click here to find an architect in your area.