Your aspiration of building a dream home will only succeed if you work with an architect who has the necessary qualifications and credentials of working in similar projects. The credentials of an architect are essential because it demonstrates his or her capabilities and is one of the selection criteria. The architect not only converts your dream by giving it shape but also adds value to it. The quality of construction and design together with the aesthetic appeal are the value elements that an architect contributes to the project. Had it not been for architects, no construction would be worth enough to become pieces of architectural excellence.
What to look for in an architect
Regardless the size of projects, the selection criteria remains the same for architects, at least the minimum requirement. You need a chartered architect for all practical purposes because the label itself denotes how capable the person is in discharging the duties and responsibilities of an architect. To become eligible for becoming an architect, one must possess the basis qualification in architecture that needs completion of a seven-year educational and practical course. After that, the person is entitled to enlistment as an architect by the Architect’s Registration Board or ARB and becomes eligible to use the title architect for professional purposes.
Having gone through the initial listing, the architect must become a member of one of the two professional bodies – Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS / FRIAS) or Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). This is when the architect is entitled to use the term chartered along with the title.
Why you need an architect
Architects do much more than preparing drawings and giving ideas. By using the knowledge and skills related to the project, they translate the ideas and aspirations of clients into reality. Their experience helps to add value to the project. The guide clients through the entire design and construction process and also get involved in the administration of the project.
Lifting the project above the ordinary
The biggest contribution of an architect is his or her ability to make projects rise above the ordinary by using imagination and creativity. They can extract the full potential of a project by using their flair of style based on their creative instincts blended with experience and skills. Whatever you expect from the design of the project, from bold to subtle and from traditional to modern, the architect can fulfill your expectations with confidence.
Bringing value to the project
Architects add value to projects by paying attention to every detail. From the type of finish to selection of materials and proper use of space, they have an eye on everything that demands attention. They also suggest how to generate extra cost benefits as they take measures in making projects safe, energy efficient and environment-friendly. Architects also know the ways of keeping maintenance costs low.
They give complete peace of mind to clients by taking them through the process of complex regulations that accompany any construction work.