Your Architect, Your Advocate
Construction on a new property or an old one has the potential to be disruptive to your life in many expected and unexpected ways. An architect is an advocate who represents you—not the contractors—in the design and build process.
The role of an architect is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public. An architect is trained to solve problems and is able to see the big picture. An architect’s services are a wise investment for the money—not an added cost to the project—because a well-conceived project cannot only be built more efficiently and economically, but increase a property’s value.
A well-designed project can help you eliminate expensive design options up front in favor of more economical ones. It can help you determine the cost of all the material in advance in case any budgetary adjustments need to be made, and it can ensure building codes, zoning laws, and permitting requirements are followed.
A great design can only achieve these results when there’s an architect willing to stand behind it. The details that come with any new construction project mean things are about to become more complicated. At Marshall Sabatini, we believe a well-thought-out plan upfront is a necessity to any construction endeavor.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) says on its website: “Hiring an AIA architect could be the best decision you’ll make for your residential or commercial design project.” The AIA goes on to state that if you’ve never worked with an architect before, you may have a lot of questions. For this reason, the AIA has put together a great resource in the form of an electronic brochure. Follow this link to their website to access a copy of the brochure entitled You and Your Architect.