Architects are trained and experienced in the design of buildings and the coordination and supervision of all aspects of the construction of buildings. A designation reserved, usually by law, for a person professionally qualified and duly licensed to perform architectural services, including analysis of project requirements, creation and development of the project design, preparation of drawings, specifications, and bidding requirements, and general administration of the construction contract.
Harris, Cyril M., ed., Dictionary of Architecture and Construction, McGraw-Hill, 1975.
An architect has a variety of tasks during the course of a project
- The architect talks to the client about expectations, project requirements and budget. This information forms the design brief.
- The architect analyses the building site conditions, and determines the best location and orientation for the building.
- The architect develops ideas through rough plans, sketches and models. These ideas are brought together into concept design drawing
- The architect develops the technical detail for the project with the project team. Detailed drawings and specifications are prepared for the builder
- The drawings are submitted to obtain local authority building permits. The method of engaging a builder for the project is determined.
- The architect works with the builder and other project team members to ensure that the project is constructed in accordance with the drawings and specifications.
- The architect follows up any outstanding work with the client and the builder to ensure all deficiencies are corrected during the warranty period.
Architects responsibilities and tasks vary depending on the complexity, type and size of project, please contact our office if you would like to discuss your particular project.
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