Choosing a Designer or Architect to Work With

All architects are designers but not all designers are architects. So what’s the difference between an architect and designer? The difference between the two comes down to schooling, accreditation, and the cost for their services.

To become an architect, one must pass his or her’s board of architects exam which indicates an understanding of the structural engineering principals that make a building structurally sound, something that is especially important in a timber frame home.

A designer, on the other hand, may be able to design an entire building but will need an architect or engineer to provide a structural set of construction documents to ensure it will be properly built.

When it comes time to hire an architect or designer for your project, Colorado Timberframe can help you build a team of design professionals who specialize in timber frame systems. Whether you choose to work with a Colorado Timberframe associated designer or not, it’s a good idea for your designer to work directly with the timber frame company as early on as possible to avoid duplications of service and to make sure everyone is on the same page. It’s also important that your design team shares the same vision and can communicate well with one another.

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