Architects are problem solvers, who will ensure that you address the core needs of your project to get to a solution that meets those needs. An architect will work closely with you to hone your ideas into a brief, and will also be able to identify solutions and opportunities that you may not have thought of. An architect will be able to suggest layouts, materials and products that go beyond the conventional to truly meet the needs of the project and maximise returns. This is what we are trained to do – to think creatively about a problem to come up with solutions that are not always obvious.
An architect will also anticipate the unintended consequences of any decision. An 8m deep extension on the back of your detached house may sound great in terms of the additional space, but what about the natural light and airflow in the middle of the plan?