There are many benefits that come with hiring a residential architect. Some of the benefits include:

Schematic Design

This is also known as the preliminary design or the initial consultation and design. Here the professional will visit and analyze your construction site in order to gather information that will help him to come up with ideas, budget and the needs of your house. Here the architect will come up with sketches that will show the size, layout, and appearance of your building. The professional will also sit down with you in order to understand your needs.

Design Development

Once the professional has understood your needs and has visited the construction site, he will sit down and design the floor plan, roof design, interior and exterior trims of the house. All these are aimed at giving your house character.

Construction Documents

These are detailed drawings that are aimed at showing that your building is legal and safe. The documents also help the contractor to construct a house that is identical to the plan. The architect will advise you on the documents that you need to have. He/she will also help you in drafting the documents.


For you to find the best and most qualified contractor you need to ask a number of contractors to send you their applications. After the contractors have sent the applications, the architect will help you in screening the applications in order to settle on the best. The architect will also make recommendations of the best contractor to work with.

Administration of The Construction Process

If you don’t understand the construction process or you don’t have time to regularly visit the construction site, the architect will help you in doing it. The professional will visit the site and ensure that everything is done according to plan. In addition to visiting the construction site regularly, the architect can also do the following for you:

  • Prepare any additional drawings that might be needed
  • Approve the requests made by the contractor
  • Approve the changes made in the plan and prepare the necessary change orders
  • Resolve any conflicts that might have come up due to the plans


These are some of the advantages of hiring a residential architect. Before you hire the architect ensure that you do your research and settle on the best that you can afford. Always remember that architects are expensive; therefore, you should be prepared to part with a good amount of money.

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