There are plenty of different types of building, all of them requiring different types of construction. Commercial buildings are used for everything except for private housing. That is left to residential construction, the exception being high rise apartment buildings. Take a walk downtown and every building that you see other than private residences were built by commercial construction companies. Museums, government buildings, office buildings, churches, you name it were all commercial construction projects. There are plenty of specialist involved in commercial construction industry including an architect. Architects and commercial construction go hand in hand. Here are some of the roles of an architect.
The Commercial Architect
No matter how complicated the project is you’re going to need the services of an architect. It is the architect who creates the layout and the overall shape of any new building. They provide the framework for other specialist to work, they are the cornerstone of the building project and they decide how the building will function along with the overall look. Once they put together the plans it is the masons, plumbers, carpenters and electricians who take over from there.
If you look at public buildings like parks, museums and public spaces will have lots of open space with creative use of space. It may look like that this was easy to design but they aren’t. It is putting together the perfect aesthetic appeal with the functionality that you need for these types of spaces. Many different specialities go into making these spaces look as good as they do. There are commercial contractors, interior designer and landscape architects that all make that magic happen. Remember that all of this began with the vision of an architect. They often draw inspiration from the natural surrounding and work in benches and walkways to make the space usable.
It takes hundreds of professionals to bring a commercial building from the planning stage to completion. However the architect is where it all begins, it is the responsibility of the architect not just to design the look of your commercial building but they are the one who decides what materials are used in construction and how the overall space is going to look.
Architecture is far more complicated than simply putting together building designs. It is design and finding all the technical elements necessary for the construction project to be a success. Next time you see a building that you admire…thank an architect.