What Should an Architect Do?
What should an architect exactly do? It is an interesting question and it varies from person to person. It will change from project to project depending on the capacity someone is engaged to complete. However, there are a few basic standards of which an architect should be able to achieve. So in theory an architect should be able to do the following key things:
- Firstly, they need to be able to understand your brief. This is the corner stone of your project.
- Prioritise the elements of your brief and organise it. Understanding the importance points and factors in the project.
- Know the various standards in planning, building codes and controls. This will help with Council submission and construction.
- Climate plays a significant roll in the most desirable building outcome, so architects need to be able to work with it.
- Should have a strong aesthetic ability. It should be said though, that the aim of architecture isn’t always based around aesthetics.
- Material understanding and knowing what materials work well together. To know how to use them and understand durability, strength and cost.
When researching an architect, pin point the services and abilities you require. Know what your end goal is to be able to manifest a person to do it who suits it best. As a firm, we understand that your process of renovating or building a home is a representation of your life’s work and saving. Take care with
your decision and ask the questions you need to ask to ensure a successful outcome. We hope the above basic outline aids you in your search.
For more information, refer back to our previous blog posts on how to choose an architect, including Finding the Perfect Architect. Stay tuned for more posts in the future on the standards of architecture.