What an architect does
An architect is more than a designer. An architect can manage the entire design and construction process. A minimum of five years’ university training, mandatory practical experience and a registration exam separates architects from other less-qualified building designers.
An architect will help you set a viable and realistic budget, guide you through the town planning process, obtain competitive quotes for the work, manage consultants such as surveyors and engineers, monitor the budget and administer the construction contract. Critically, your architect will inspect the work right through the construction period to assist you to get the quality and level of finishes you expect.
Architect-designed buildings are better investments
Building a new home or office, or even extending your house, is likely to be the biggest single expenditure you will make. Start by consulting a registered architect. Architect-designed buildings are highly sought-after in a market that is prepared to pay for the benefits and enjoyment of good design.
Design or Create ?
Architects don't merely design, they create environments, inside and out. Architects produce inspired solutions to often complex residential and commercial needs. Creative thinking, attention to detail and functional performance underpin everything an architect does.
An architect knows how to plan for best environmental performance; can advise about placing the building on your site to optimise views and aspect, to catch the sun, provide shade, promote natural cross-flow ventilation, and reduce and conserve energy.
Architect-designed buildings are more energy efficient, cheaper to operate and easier to maintain and adapt.
Vision 1 Architects is an A+ member of the Australian Institute of Architects and abide by the code of conduct. A+ membership provides our practice with specialist tools and ongoing professional education necessary to assist in delivering the best possible architectural services to our clients.