Architects are licensed professionals. Like doctors and lawyers, they have completed university programs and lengthy internships, and they have passed a series of rigorous exams. Their training covers many areas ranging from landscape design to structural engineering.
By the means of a diverse education, architects can see possibilities and find solutions. While a builder or a home designer may make some adaptations at your request, a good architect will anticipate your needs—even if you are not sure how to express them. For example a homeowner might automatically assume that to yield more space in his home he needs an extension or addition. But an architect may see some other possibility, like taking down a wall, or extending the house with a bay window, or switching the room’s function. Problem solving is his or her business.
Whether working on an addition, remodel or renovation, or a new home, architects usually wear many hats. They may create the design, do the drafting, select the materials, and supervise the builder throughout the entire work process. For an addition, remodel or renovation, your architect will visit your home and observe how the existing space is utilized, listen to your wants, and discuss what you hope to accomplish through the project. If you are interested in building a new home, your architect will want to discuss everything that you want the new home to accomplish and will also visit the construction site to observe the direction of the sun, the placement of trees, and the location of the best views.
What makes Winklemann Design & Construction unique is that we offer you the services
of a trusted architect, already in-house. Before designing your remodel or new home, we will spend time talking with our clients, seeking to answer the following questions:
- What is that you hope to accomplish with your project, what do you really need?
- What would you do if you could have a few little extras in your project?
- What would you do if budget was not an issue…if you could dream a little?
Even if you are working within a tight budget, it does not make good economical sense to cut corners on design. A talented architectural professional will help you avoid costly mistakes – and can assure that the home you build or the remodeling you desire is ideally suited for the way you live. You may even be able to squeeze in a few extras that you didn’t think you could afford.
An architect is a design professional that will work with you to get exactly the project you want and need, and will help you get the most for your dollars.