Residential and commercial architects are professionals who help the general public, builders and construction professionals draw up the best and most suited home, office or industrial plans for building projects.

Generally, the new architectural plans will enhance the aesthetic appeal of your home, office or building, at the same time complementing the rest of the décor to create a natural design flow.

Architects can also help trim costs through selections of the best materials for construction and renovation projects.  Using the help of a professional architect has lots of benefits, most common includes saving lots of time to get your project completed, money and selecting materials etc.

However, to make sure you have the best remodeling house, office or building plan, you need to work with a professional architect who know your area, regional and national construction laws, has close relationship with contractors, builders and structural engineers.  Here four tips to bear in mind before you decide:

  1. Reputation of Architect – reputation can easily be determined by online reviews and customers’ testimonials on previously completed projects in Google, Yelp, and Facebook.
  1. Look at expertise and experience of architect on their website and social media pages: the level of expertise will impact the results that you can achieve from your remodeling architectural plans.  Architect must be familiar with your town or city laws, well versed with modern designs and building structures
  1. Consider, compare and contrast your home, office or building construction budget with architect plans. Most architect will help you come up with a reasonable construction budget, the best construction material selections to even selecting contractor or builder that can help you complete your project
  1. Have a clear project timeline define and expectation – every homeowner and commercial building owner will have few plans of their own that they want to see integrated in to architectural designs. The main advantage of using an architect is to help turn those dreams into reality. Hence, it is important to communicate your needs and expectations to the architect so that he can incorporate it in the best manner possible.
  1. Finally, high a construction project manager, for bigger residential and commercial renovations, it’s always best to high the assistance of a construction manager to oversee all aspect of your remodeling project and to ensure that renovations are done as per local bylaws and code.

By choosing a skilled architect in Ontario and working closely with an architect and by making your remodeling expectations clear from the start, you can come up with the best architectural plans, best time lines and materials to complete your project in a timely manner.

Toronto’s Michael Beattie is a highly innovative and experienced construction professional with expert-rank as a Structural Designer and Project Manager. Michael is dedicated to producing results, completing construction projects with leadership and integrity.  Some of his most recent commercial projects include:

  • Construction Manager- Southcore Financial Centre Toronto Development
  • Construction Manager- Delta Toronto, a next generation, 45-story premium 4-star hotel.
  • Construction Manager- Art Gallery of Ontario—Transformation AGO project
  • Construction Manager- Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital