This short piece is about why anyone might want to consider engaging a Professional Building Designer to design a home for them.
What is special about a Professional Building Designer that makes them a value?
What values do they deliver to a project that makes them worth the investment?
Value of a Professional Building Designer #1: PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS: Professional Building Designers are experts at solving seemingly impossible problems with demanding design criteria. Professional Building Designers are some of the most experienced professionals available at designing homes and can be counted on to arrive at the most creative and effective solutions.
Value of a Professional Building Designer #2: ENERGY: your Professional Building Designer can provide enough upgraded insulation and other energy conserving features designed into your home to result in you saving hundreds of thousands of dollars over the life of your home. A Professional Building Designer knows best where the most efficient use of your energy dollar should go.
Value of a Professional Building Designer #3: BUILDING PERMIT REQUIREMENT: Most public buildings and some residential projects are required to have a Professional Building Designer or licensed architect prepare the design and construction documents in order to obtain a building permit. One day, it may be a must to have one or the other or no permit. It is odd that one of the most complex building types possible (residential projects) aren’t always required to have at the minimum a Professional Building Designer creating the design and documents. The public would be better served if that was a requirement. Not having a Professional Building Designer is one of the reasons most homes in the world are in such disrepair.
Value of a Professional Building Designer #4: DURABILITY: your Professional Building Designer can detail and specify the components and materials in your home to last longer, that will help you avoid as much maintenance as possible. The Professional Building Designer wants the best home possible for you.
Value of a Professional Building Designer #5: SECURITY & STRENGTH: your Professional Building Designer will provide details in the construction documents that will make sure your home is constructed as strong as possible, to meet the most recent industry codes for your zone of the world and so that it will help resist some worst things mother nature will throw at it. No one but your Professional Building Designer will be as concerned for your welfare and longevity of your project as they are.
Value of a Professional Building Designer #6: RESALE VALUE: these are very competitive times. The World has weathered a major Recession, which too many was a full-blown Depression. And the home ownership sector has been particularly hard-hit. Having the advantage of a more functional layout and more attractive appearance for your home created by a Professional Building Designer can give you a marketing advantage. In any real estate cycle, this can help provide you with increased resale value.
Value of a Professional Building Designer #7: AESTHETICS: Professional Building Designers program their projects in the beginning, listening to the needs, requirements, hopes and dreams of the owners. Then, as they design, they incorporate these features into the project, typically elevating the project into the realm of art, as well as function, making the design true “architecture”, a project that has a soul at its center, evocative of higher aspirations, symbolic of the positive aspects of the nature of the project, as well as function. The Professional Building Designer is one of the only tradesmen who can accomplish this blending of art, technology and function within the construction industry.
Value of a Professional Building Designer #8: CREATIVITY: Professional Building Designers are all very creative professionals. They have the ability, through training, experience and a built-in knack for creativity and to be able to see solutions that are missed by others.