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The Value of Design
Transcript of The Value of Design
ARCHITECTS AND THE VALUE OF GOOD DESIGN
What they do
professionals must be registered with relevant organizations
Why an Architect ?
You have a of what you want to do.
...now you need to make that vision a
Advise and guidance
Structural engineers and other consultants
Estimate the value of a project at an early stage
Architects can reduce building costs
Decrease your home’s energy needs and increase its future resale value through good design.
Powerful computer drafting software
Large knowledge libraries
What people know about architects
but first ...
(YouGov survey taken in July 2012)
What people don't know ?
don't know architects negotiate planning permission with local authorities.
Know that Architects design buildings
don't know architects apply for planning permission
don't know architects select, negotiate with and manage contractors used on building projects.
don't know architects prepare detailed specifications of materials and workmanship to be used for building projects.
What is an architect?
An architect is a person trained in the planning, design and supervision of the construction of buildings. In the UK and most of the world's jurisdictions, the professional and commercial use of the term "architect" is legally protected
Help to avoid pitfalls and costly mistakes
Where do you find the right one?
43% would ask friend
(ie word of mouth)
37% would search the internet
10% don't know
7% would look in a printed directory
whether small or large, if looking to,
create from scratch
use and Architect to avoid your dreams turning into nightmares...