Good architectural design is art, a form of “inhabitable” three dimensional art. Our relationship with our architectural surroundings and our understanding of form, space and light informs how we live our lives. This can improve our outlook, increase our efficiency, and generally improve our quality of life. If you feel your “built environment” is letting you down, you might ask yourself “should I hire an architect?”
Why should you hire an Architect? Hiring an architect elevates your design process. A sensitive and seasoned design professional has the ability to utilize the skills learned throughout their education and professional experience brings new and exciting ideas. An architect can also work closely with you to develop and maintain your schedule. This is an important piece to ensure that any interruptions to your existing space are minimized, and the new work is completed on time. We can also work with you to develop and maintain your budget, selecting materials and building systems that are appropriate and economical.
When you work with an architect your project benefits from the full range of creativity and talents the team of design professionals bring with them. Our team including visualization specialist, interior designer, and architectural detailing, can provide you with insights and innovation that you might not otherwise include in your project. Each of these skills can help make the design easier to understand. As design professionals, architectural design is what we do all the time. This allows us to focus on the design principles of form, space and order in a way that can bring depth and meaning to your project.
At Teitsch-Kent-Fay Architects, P.C. we utilize a holistic approach. This involves employing synthetic thinking regarding design concepts. Through accessing the issues from different, often contradictory, perspectives and combining them, actualizing new possibilities. In this way, we can focus on your current needs and wants, without losing sight of the project's broader goals.
In the architecture industry it is usually the goal to stay within the box, ensuring that a structure fits over its foundation. Despite this, architectural strategizing is sometimes best achieved when thinking outside the box. An architect can often provide a fresh perspective, or offer a different insight that might not occur to a client who has been operating in the same way for a long time. All such insights are offered, and discussed to see if they are applicable and desirable to the proposed usage.
An architect can help guide a client through the labyrinthian maze of codes, permits, and other approvals that may be required during the building process. Additionally, we often can make suggestions for contractors, builders and suppliers that could be well suited to the project under consideration.
When you are ready, partner with our team of experts to create an architectural project that will elevate what you do and inspire the occupants to be their best. We can assist in the very early stages, helping clarify and focus your thoughts. From there, we can develop design concepts to meet the needs identified, as well as providing visualization materials to help you understand the solution prior to construction. Preparation of documents, acquisition of permits, and construction itself are the final steps leading to your realizing your dreams.