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Information on Architectural Services:

Myths about Architects 

3 reasons to hire connections architectural  

Guide to Architectural Services

Typical services 


Once you better understand the Owner/Architect relationship, you'll be ready to begin your project:

You and your Architect  

Three Reasons To Use an Architect

Reason #1: Architects save you money.

Architectural services are a wise investment because a well-conceived and designed project can be built more efficiently and economically. As ideas evolve, changes can be made on a computer screen much less expensively than when construction is under way. Other ways Architect designed projects save money include:

  • Designs that take full advantage of solar heat and natural lighting to save on energy needs.
  • Flexible design solutions that accommodate future growth and usage needs.
  • Accurate construction costs based on detailed drawings and specifications that result in quality materials and workmanship at a fair market price.
  • Materials, finishes, and design solutions that reduce maintenance and replacement costs.
  • Buildings and homes that sell faster and increase in value at resale. 

Reason #2: Architects solve problems.

The architect is the one professional who has the education, training, experience, and vision to guide the design and construction process. This broad knowledge helps the architect focus individual owners' needs to maximize their investment in livable square footage on time and within budget. We stay abreast of advances in roofing, brickwork, floor tile, paint finishes, and other building materials to ensure a smooth and cost-effective building process.

Reason #3: The Architect sees the big picture.

Few people realize how complicated it is to build until they find themselves lost in a maze of design options, building codes, zoning laws, and contractors.


Architects don't just design four walls and a roof; we create total environments, interiors and exteriors that satisfy specific needs and functions. If a project requires engineering or other construction services, we always coordinate the team of experts. We sort out complex building codes and zoning laws and can locate qualified contractors, as well as visiting the construction site to ensure that the project is built according to plans and specifications.

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