1 – Knowledge
An architect has probably the most appropriate training and experience to design, co-ordinate and manage your building project. An architect’s education covers a number of areas, ranging from landscaping design to ergonomics, law, sociology, construction materials and techniques, etc. This diversity allows an architect to foresee many design options while analysing a wide range of requirements and restrictions.
2 – Conceptualization
An architect has the capability to take client’s abstract ideas and put them into an application that you can visualise and discuss and more to the point give to a contractor to build Read More.
3 – Creativity
A talented architect can make projects that aren’t only functional but aesthetical beautiful or interesting. Architects are trained to use their imagination to solve problems.
4 – Priority
An architect will prioritise your requirements and requirements. An architect will act in your absolute best interest at all times. He/she can look at the “big picture” and assist in determining your true needs and goals.
5 – Cost-effectiveness
An architect helps save you time and money. A well designed building is sustainably better and could have lower maintenance costs. This will also add to the value of your building. A skilled architect can enable you to avoid trouble spots and advise about how precisely to help keep costs down.
6 – Social Responsibility
An architect works for you and for the society. A building created by an architect will contribute to a much better standard of living of its occupants and also for a much better built environment. A good environment can contribute to a more harmonious society where citizens feel connected and heritage and creativity are reconciled.
7 – Exclusivity
An architect can help you to explore all the possible choices for your project. The finally result would have been a building that’s created specifically for the needs. If you had to dress exactly the same clothes for the rest of your life would you purchase them in a higher street shop or would you get a dressmaker to design them for the specific needs?
8 – Environmental awareness
A skilled architect can help you to reach an environmental sustainable building. An environmentally-conscious design will contribute to comply with today’s demanding energy performance requirements.
9 – Communication
A skilled architect has the capability to communicate ideas effectively – to clients, engineers, planners, contractors, etc. By communicating effectively an architect can assist with any unforeseen situations and solve problems creatively.
10 – Administration
An architect can help you to prevent unpleasant surprises during construction and also make the contract run more smoothly. An architect will act fairly and impartially when administering a contract.
With over 13 years of experience Isabel Barros is a fully qualified Senior Architect person in the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland and also a person in the Portuguese Association of Architects. She holds extensive experience in residential, commercial and leisure projects and also in Master Planning.