frequently asked question
Every project has a unique time. Your project physical site condition, size, complexity, and
your aesthetic preferences are just a few of the elements that make your project unique and
therefore the time required to design your project can vary. In many cases, a standard duplex
on a plot will take up to 4 months, and a hotel can take up to 8 months for completion.
However,we always plan to complete a project before the agreed timeline.
It depends largely on the Type of project, its complexity and aesthetics. Hotels are approximately 2
months and Duplexes are Approximately 1month.
The workload of the architect may also influence the time, nonetheless, we always put in the work to
ensure fast and accurate delivery
Read your construction cost carefully before you build or renovate your home, make sure you read your construction budget on your own and with your architect to see if the overall project is documented to reflect all the work shown in the drawings and specifications.
b. Avoid making changes during construction. Once the general contractor begins building,
resist the impulse to make changes to your project or be prepared for the implications. A
simple request to move a wall one foot further might require revised structural engineering,
new unforeseen consequences to other spaces, permit revisions, additional construction
time and more fees to your architect and general contractor.
c. Managing unforeseen costs. When new costs are added to a project, make sure your
general contractor has a system in place for quantifying these added costs and obtaining
your approval prior to implementation so that you will not be faced with cost overruns at the
end of the job.
d. Be involved in your project. By staying on track with decisions and participating in the site
meetings, you will make meetings more efficient and productive. When outstanding
decisions are on the table, someone on the team is not moving and that could result in
unanticipated delays to another player on the team.
Your architect will depend on you to communicate about your design preferences, functional
requirements, and budget. Your timely response to questions and design submissions will help
keep the project on track. It is also important for you to raise any concerns you have as the
project proceeds, so they can be addressed in the earliest stages. Working in partnership with
your architect, you will help achieve a successful outcome for your project.
1. Employing an architect to provide you with professional design services can help
you in numerous ways. First and foremost, custom design and construction
projects are complex problems to solve due to the level of personal attention &
creativity that goes into each job. Let’s review a few areas of design expertise
that architects provide:
a. Your architect will analyze the zoning and land use codes where your
project is located and determine if the project you envision is permissible
by code. By identifying limits early in the game, you are able to move
forward with creative ideas that respect boundaries and efficiently utilize
the knowledge that your architect is providing.
b. Your architect will be able to work with you on creative solutions that
address such topics as style, proportion, light, balance and rhythm so that
your new design is pleasing to the eye and unified with regard to the
overall composition. If you are renovating an existing structure, there
might be elements in place that will impact the design. And, if you are
building new, you’ll have the site to inform you of guiding principles for
your design. One example of how the site is directly linked to the design
is taking advantage of the view, whether it be to the water, a beautiful
landscape or towards a significant landmark.
c. Your architect has the knowledge to synthesize the functional needs of
your project into the overall design in a pleasing style and efficient
d. Your architect will have the technical knowledge required to document and
submit your building design to the building department in order to obtain
your building permit.
e. Your architect will have access to consultants, and professionals who will
provide specific services that may be needed on your particular project.
f. During construction, your architect will be able to visit the site and observe
if the building is progressing according to the design on your behalf and
provide any answers to the General Contractor as the structure is being
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