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So what the heck does an architect do anyway?

Thinking about renovating your house or building a new home? Learn about what an architect does and how an architect can help you with your next project.

It always surprises us when someone asks what we do and,after we tell them we're architects, they say "so you make the blueprints."

Well yes, an architect makes the "blueprints" but in reality an architect does so much more. An architect just drafting blueprints is like a doctor just performing the operation without doing a diagnosis or a lawyer just arguing a case without learning the evidence. Before getting to the blueprints,or more accurately the construction drawings, an architect collaborates with you to design the project.

This means that an architect must be a translator, guide, therapist, counselor,advocate, educator, engineer and more. Clearly, an architect must wear many hats.

And while you can make the trip a self guided one, the right architect can help make the journey from idea to reality an enjoyable excursion, helping you explore options and learn about yourself along the way.

So click here to learn more about what an architect does and how an architect can help you with your next project.

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