building Who should I choose for my project?
You can get equally show-stopping results from both architects and building designers, and the cost for the services of each are actually very similar. Less expensive and smaller projects are probably more suited to building designers. In general, an architect has more experience, is qualified and is more capable of providing a better level of detailed design when compared to a building designer. Architects are recommended for larger projects and buildings that will be more than three stories tall.
When choosing between an architect or building designer, you need to do research into their past projects and experience and understand their personal design style as these will factor greatly in whether or not the end result of your project is a success. Also take into consideration the size, scale and difficulty of your project. If you’re looking to build something incredibly large, bespoke, with experimental or difficult design features or fittings, it may be best for you to consult an architect. However, if you’re looking for a well-designed, functional and beautiful small to medium project, you should look into a building designer.