Why Hire an Architect? If you’re planning for a home renovation or addition, or building a new home, an architect, architectural technologist, or a home designer can provide you with invaluable help.
Any time you are tearing down walls or changing the “footprint” of your home, hiring a professional may not only be a good idea; law may require it.
Asking a contractor to give you ideas or suggestions how your house will be better after the construction, is like asking a dentist to do a heart surgery for you.
It is important to get advise and hire the right people for any services. Specially the professionals who are accredited by Architectural institute of BC are your best choice. Remember to as your designer if they are affiliated with AIBC.
Some engineers (structural engineers or mechanical engineers) promise to offer architectural design and work as well. This is illegal and against their work ethic. They are not trained for these type of work and as a result what would you get is not a professional design, but a drafting service. Would you expect your electrician to do a plumber’s job? Why an engineer should do an Architect work?
Any penny you spend in your home is valuable and should be appreciated. By planning it right, you will make sure your money won’t be wasted. Most important message in this article is, if you won’t go to a dentist to check your blood pressure, why a contractor, an engineer, a framer or an electrician can make a decision for your project? Choose the right team for your next project! More info can be found in AIBC website.