Architects have the qualifications, professional training, vision and experience to manage the entire architectural design and construction process. A minimum of five years of university training separates architects from other, less qualified building designers. More than a designer, an architect works with clients on an intensive exploration of their requirements.
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 like surveyors and engineers, monitor the budget and administer the construction contract. Critically, your architect will inspect the work right through the construction period to ensure you get the quality and level of finishes you require.