Duties and Responsibilities of an Architect

An architect is a trained professional who is qualified to design conceptual ideas for buildings and structures along with providing advice for both aesthetic and technical elements on public or private landscapes. These concepts are then turned into the designs and plans that are used to guide the building process. Architects are trusted advisors who work holistically to merge diverse requests in a creative way, whilst always taking appeal, interest and health and safety into consideration. 

They are responsible for designing plans for a variety of building structures including homes, stores, churches and government buildings.

Continue reading “Duties and Responsibilities of an Architect”

Tips for Choosing an Architecture Firm

One of the most important parts of any building project is choosing the correct architect firm.

Ensuring that you have the right architect to design your building is essential. It is important that they understand the local planning rules and regulations and are up to date with the latest building regulations. If they don’t, regardless of how great their design is – if it cannot be built, your money will be wasted.

Before you search for a prospective architecture firm, make sure you know and fully understand what you want from the space you are creating.

Continue reading “Tips for Choosing an Architecture Firm”

Architectural Trends for 2016

The architectural trends that are set to dominate the leap year are to be modern, high-tech and efficient.

The idea is to use simple concepts when designing buildings. Architects believe that designs are transitioning into modern styles of home as global trends seem to be gravitating towards homes with cleaner lines and a lot of open space.

Continue reading “Architectural Trends for 2016”

Questions to ask an Architect before Hiring

Deciding on an architect to carry out a job is not a light decision.

You will be selecting someone who will be the mind behind the project, thus you will naturally want them to possess certain traits which you may want to enquire about prior to hiring them. Continue reading “Questions to ask an Architect before Hiring”

Birmingham architects: Abacus Architects

Abacus Architects is a RIBA Chartered Practice based in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter.

We hold over nineteen years of experience in architecture and source only the most reputable people for our projects across the UK. Our years in the architectural industry mean we are able to develop a client’s vision into a living structure. We pride ourselves on providing creative designs at high quality and maintaining our client’s satisfaction. Continue reading “Birmingham architects: Abacus Architects”