What is an ARCHITECT?
All sorts of people plan their perfect home or building project of any type. The ideas
they aspire to are usually a reflection of their basic living requirements,
recreational lifestyle, long term aspirations, corporate identity and any special needs they may
Architects are the most highly trained and thus accomplished creative force
within building projects and are responsible for transforming dreams,
aspirations and lifestyle plans into reality for their Clients.
Architects are responsible for the design of external and internal spaces which
meet the requirements of their Client’s brief. They bring to any project, a wide
range of pertinent skills not possessed by any other group. Architects can and
should be involved from the very early stages of even site selection through the
design, management and construction of your project.
To legally participate in their vocation Architects must be University qualified
and Registered with the Board of Architects in the State where they undertake
work. The term ‘Architect’ is reserved by Law for use only by individuals with
established qualifications which give them the skills, experience and
independence to create designs and fully manage the procurement of building
projects on behalf of their Clients.
All architects are accredited by relevant government authorities to meet minimum
standards in providing building design, project and contract documentation and
contract administration services.
What ARCHITECTS do
Architects interpret the individual requirements of their Clients and assess in
depth, the attributes of many other factors which will influence the design.
These include the site, climate and local issues. They do so within
predetermined budgets, time frame and in accordance with regulations established
by governing bodies and industries.
The services of an Architect include -
Assistance in selection of the ideal site for your project
Creation of design briefs
Creation of a custom design for your individual project
Project documentation to facilitate accurate tendering,
Direction of the project team as the agent of the Owner
Contract administration throughout and after construction
Ensuring the Client gets what has been contracted