What does an Architect do?

Architects are great designers, however their role involves much more than design. Through their professional education and experience, Architects are trained to help clients determine a project brief or list of requirements; advise on outline budget and expectations; provide guidance regarding planning and regulatory processes; issue and assess tender documentation; liaise with consultants such as surveyors and engineers; and administer the construction contract. As a result, hiring an Architect can result in cost savings, more effective project management, and a design which best suits your needs.

Architects may offer a range of services

They might manage a project from design to completion, or only be involved during certain parts of it. Together, you and your Architect will identify the service most appropriate for your project. An Architect’s fee will be subsequently dependent on the scope of their appointment and the scale of proposed works.