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 many different 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 variety of requirements and restrictions.
2 – Conceptualization
An architect has the capability to take client’s abstract ideas and put them into an application as you are able to visualise and discuss and more importantly give a contractor to build Joe macdonald architect.
3 – Creativity
A talented architect can make projects that are not only functional but aesthetical beautiful or interesting. Architects are trained to make use of their imagination to fix problems.
4 – Priority
An architect will prioritise your needs and requirements. An architect will act in your very best interest at all times. He/she can go through the “big picture” and assist in determining your true needs and goals.
5 – Cost-effectiveness
An architect helps save you time and money. A properly designed building is sustainably better and could have lower maintenance costs. This may also increase the value of your building. A talented architect can allow you to avoid trouble spots and advise about how exactly to keep costs down.
6 – Social Responsibility
An architect works for you personally and for the society. A building created by an architect will contribute to an improved standard of living of its occupants and also for an improved built environment. A great environment can contribute to a far more harmonious society where citizens feel connected and heritage and creativity are reconciled.
7 – Exclusivity
An architect will help you to explore all the possible alternatives for your project. The finally result is a building that is specifically designed for your needs. If you had to dress the exact same clothes for the rest of your life would you get them in a high street shop or would you get a dressmaker to design them for your specific needs?
8 – Environmental awareness
A talented architect will help you to accomplish an environmental sustainable building. An environmentally-conscious design will contribute to comply with today’s demanding energy performance requirements.
9 – Communication
A talented architect has the capability to communicate ideas effectively – to clients, engineers, planners, contractors, etc. By communicating effectively an architect can benefit any unforeseen situations and solve problems creatively.
10 – Administration
An architect will help you in order to avoid 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 totally qualified Senior Architect member of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland and also a member of the Portuguese Association of Architects. She holds extensive experience in residential, commercial and leisure projects and also in Master Planning.