Need to know

Why you need an architect / technologist

Are you aware of what an architect / technologist can do for you? We take you step by step through the process of finding an architect / technologist and paying for their services.

What is architecture?

We are surrounded by architecture. It gives shape to the environment in which we live. From our homes to our schools, offices to places of relaxation – the list is as endless as our capacity to build. One of humanity’s oldest inventions and ten against one of the most striking of art, architecture, is a constant companion in life. A well-designed building can provide as much inspiration as a poorly constructed house can cause precipitation.

What does an architect / technologist do?

An architect / technologist is someone who received study at a tertiary institution, received practical training and then passed a SACAP exam and passed it. In South Africa, all professional architects / technologist is regulated by the Law of the Architecture Profession of 26 January 2001. If it sounds a bit “dry road”, think of an architect / technologist as the person who can transform the space around you into something. A good architect / technologist can convert an open piece of yard or concise space into a well-lit, spacious style zone.

Why do I need an architect / technologist?

Because not everybody sees the potential of a gloomy space or possesses the ability to transform the potential into a reality. Architects / technologist do both. Perhaps you plan to enlarge your house so that you do not have to sell it if space is low. Perhaps you want to transform your empty attic into a solder; or get rid of the courtyard, or even a new home of late design, and more. Extensions, additions and building plans are all handled by an architect / technologist. If something is well designed and executed, you save money in the long run. This will increase the value of your property, more importantly, it offers a place where you will feel at home.

What role do I play?

You are the customer. You are important in the architecture process. Making something according to style, whether it’s a piece of clothing or a piece of furniture, offers a certain excitement. The personal attention you receive from the designer or professional will ensure that the final product meets your needs. An architect / technologist designed for your personal style based on your ideas. So be sure about what you need and what you’re looking for and remember to work with an architect / technologist whose work you love. Changing your home is a big step that can cause stress if it is not managed correctly. Give it the time. Do not make a hasty decision. Be informed. Read as many books and magazines as possible until you’re sure about what you want. Then carefully consider what you want to reach and clearly inform the architect / technologist. It’s a time-consuming process, but it helps keep the goal in mind – you will eventually have a unique, quality space at your disposal, designed with you in mind.