An Architect is a term which strictly applies to a person who has undergone extensive training at university to achieve a high level of competency in design and construction matters. Additional supervised training with a registered professional Architect is a requirement for registration by the Board of Architects. The use of the term “Architect” is strictly protected by legislation to assure potential customers that their chosen Architect has adequate professional qualifications which differentiates their competency apart from a draftsman or architectural technician. Architects are well aware of local Council authorities and State Government legislation overlay regulations and legal requirements which will greatly affect your project greatly.
Architects are also highly skilled in all aspects of Thermal Comfort, Sustainability, Building Material Life Cycle Costs, Building Construction Systems and Components, Environmental Design Sensitivities and Interior Design. Architects are required to participate in an ongoing range of Continuing Professional Development courses which are a minimum requirement for yearly registration. Architectural practices are also required to provide for the security for their customers under consumer laws by having in place a yearly renewable Professional Indemnity Insurance policy and adhering to an Architect’s Professional Code of Conduct. As we are long standing members of our professional body the Australian Institute of Architects and the NSW Architects Registration Board we can provide some helpful links to specific aspects of architectural practice.