Secondly, in last two decades, the profession that comes up with growth and innovation. This profession has been fractured into many sub specialties. These include: real estate brokers, interior designers, municipal expediters, construction managers and on site inspection providers. I believe today's architect must be able to perform most of the above services in house or create a team to meet the client needs. However the central duty of an architect remains the same, which he is performing continuously through the ages. Once the landowners looked to the architect as the 'Master Builder', responsible for the selection of the building site, aesthetic appearance, construction technique, material strengths, bureaucratic mastery and cost control. Today landowners, business leaders and developers still demand the same qualities from the architectural profession. Many clients have gain confidence in the profession's ability to solve complex construction issues. As a result, many clients seek out persons willing to provide these services, which continue to be vital in the successful completion of a construction project. Most clients have achieved success by taking a proactive instance in their own businesses and have the right to demand the same from their architect, as well as mastery in skills of controlling the design and construction process.
Today, we all are fortunate to hav...
we all are fortunate to have a few beacons in positions of leadership such as project managers who is trying to restore people's confidence in the profession by restating state law that the architect is the person ultimately responsible for the built environment, thereby, allowing the architect more control over the process. To achieve successful completion of a construction project the client looks to his or her architect to develop the project's program, supervise and prepare construction documents, and know how and when to recommend, seek out, and organize a team of professionals and use their many diverse talents wisely. Today's local region for some businesses spans the globe. The site may be in Europe, the contractor from the Far East, the owner in South America and the designers and architects in New York. The architect needs to control the flow of information which, at times, travels at the speed of light.
An architect's role and obligations
Architects are obliged to abide Architects Code of Professional Conduct. The Code details the standards expected of architects in their professional practice, and relate to general ethical standards, dealings with clients, insurance coverage, continuing professional education, alternative dispute resolution dealings with the public and professional relationships with other architects.
As the client, you are entitled to rely on the skills of your architect; but you do have an important role to play alongside the architect. Depending on your agreement, your architect has a number of obligations and services to provide.
Duties of architect will be:
Provide written terms of engagement or a client/architect agreement before any work is done for you and give you a copy of the
Develop a design solution appropriate to your needs