Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Why Hire an Architect?

A common question is what does an Architect offer to the process and final product of designing my home?

Architecture affects people every moment of every day. We reside in homes where we sleep, cook, eat and spend time with our families; we typically travel to a building to work or a school to learn. These buildings, and many others, inhabited during those functions are essential to our lives and our health and Architects are ethically bound to continually better that built environment. The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards defines the role of an Architect in their Mission Statement as, “…the primary building professional qualified to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public through the enhancement of the quality of the built environment and the richness of space and form”.

Architecture is also more than just a physical object. Architecture involves correctly interpreting a dream or vision, exploring all possibilities, studying and responding to the site and environment the building will become an integral part of and delivering a product that will exceed expectations.

An Architect will enrich the process and the project through integrity, conscientious design, environmental awareness and the application of skills specific to their trade. When you involve an Architect you are ensuring that your welfare and vision are paramount.

Bonin Architects & Associates PLLC

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