An architect is trained and licensed in planning and designing buildings, and participates in supervising the construction of a building. They are introspective, abstract, informative, and attentive.

Their primary interest is to determine how things are structured, built, or configured. Architects are designers of theoretical systems and new technologies. Rearranging the environment to fit their design is a distant goal of Architects.

They have the greatest ability to analyze the world in depth. They prefer to quietly work alone and they may shut other people out if they are focused on analysis. This, coupled with the fact that Architects are usually shy, makes it difficult for other individuals to get to know them.

Architects in practice

Architecture is a business wherein technical knowledge, management, and an understanding of business are as important as design. An architect accepts a commission from a client. The commission might involve preparing feasibility reports, building audits, the design of a building or of several buildings, structures, and the spaces among them. They participate in developing the requirements the client wants in the building. Through out the project, an architect coordinates a design team. Structural, mechanical, and electrical engineers and other specialists, are hired by the client or the architect, who must ensure that the work is coordinated to construct the design.

Design role

Architects deal with local and federal jurisdictions about regulations and building codes. They might need to comply with local planning and zoning laws, such as required setbacks, height limitations, parking requirements, transparency requirements (windows), and land use.

They prepare the technical documents (construction drawings and specifications), usually coordinated with and supplemented by various engineers, that are filed for obtaining permits that require compliance with building, seismic, and relevant federal and local regulations. These construction drawings and specifications are also used for pricing the work and in the construction.

Construction role

Architects typically put projects to tender on behalf of their clients, advise on the award of the project to a general contractor, and review the progress of the work during construction. They typically review subcontractor shop drawings, prepare and issue site instructions, and provide construction contract administration.

With very large, complex projects, an independent construction manager is sometimes hired to assist in design and to manage construction.

So, we hats off to all Architects for their brilliant mind, thoughts and work.

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