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 variety of areas, which range 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 capacity to take client’s abstract ideas and put them into a form that you could visualise and discuss and more to the point give to a contractor to build Read More.
3 – Creativity
A talented architect can produce projects that are not 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 time and money. A well designed building is sustainably more effective and could have lower maintenance costs. This may also add to the value of your building. A skilled architect can allow you to avoid trouble spots and advise about how to keep costs down.
6 – Social Responsibility
An architect works for you personally and for the society. A building designed by an architect will contribute to a better quality of life of its occupants and also for a 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 of the possible options for your project. The finally result is a building that’s specifically made for the needs. If you had to dress the same clothes for the others of your lifetime would you get them in a high street shop or would you obtain a dressmaker to design them for the specific needs?
8 – Environmental awareness
A skilled architect can help you to attain 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 capacity to communicate ideas effectively – to clients, engineers, planners, contractors, etc. By communicating effectively an architect can help with any unforeseen situations and solve problems creatively.
10 – Administration
An architect can 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 fully 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.