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WHY HIRE AN ARCHITECT?

Few people realize how complicated it is to build - until they find themselves lost in the maze of design options, building codes, zoning bylaws and contractors. A registered architect is the one professional who has the education, training, experience, and vision to guide you through the entire design and construction process, from helping you define what you want to build to helping you get the most for your construction dollar.

 

WE SEE THE BIG PICTURE

We don't just design four walls and a roof, we create total environments, interiors and exteriors, that satisfy functional needs and are exciting, dynamic spaces in which to work and live. Whether you are remodeling, adding on, or building from scratch, we can guide the way. Working with engineers, contractors and other construction professionals, we can help you end up with a well-designed project that meets your needs and works with your budget and time frame.

 

WE SOLVE PROBLEMS

As architects, we are trained to solve problems in creative ways. With our broad knowledge of design and construction, we can show you alternatives and options you might never think of on your own. An architect looks for ways to make your project cost effective.

ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES ARE A WISE INVESTMENT

Design services are not an added cost to your project. Why?

• A well-conceived project can be built more efficiently and economically.

• We work with your budget and help you select the appropriate

  materials and workmanship at a fair price.

• We develop the drawings and specifications to help you get bids for

  construction that are based on your requirements.

• We help you choose materials and finishes that are durable as

  well as beautiful, saving on frequent maintenance and replacement costs.

• Good design sells. A well-designed house has a higher resale value. A well

  designed store draws customers. A well-designed work environment attracts

  employees and increases productivity.

 

WE MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER

As your architect we look out for your interests and try to find ways to make your project go smoothly. If your project requires engineering or other design services, we can coordinate this team of experts so you don't have to. Working with provincial and local authorities, we sort out complex building codes and zoning bylaws. When it’s time to build, we can help you find qualified construction contractors based on your requirements. We also visit the construction site to help verify that the project is being built according to plans and specifications.