Why You Should Use a Professional Building Designer

When a new home or addition is in your future, a specialist in the discipline of residential design is your best choice to guide you through the design/building experience. Accordingly, it makes sense to secure design services from a qualified, experienced source-a professional member of the American Institute of Building Design (AIBD).
Since 1950, AIBD has provided building designers with educational resources, and has developed nationwide design standards and a code of ethics for the building design profession. Today, AIBD is a nationally recognized association with professional and associate members in 44 states and throughout Canada. AIBD California is active in legislative arenas and works to promote public awareness of the building design profession.
The best ways to avoid the pitfalls, whether you’re remodeling, making an addition to your home or building a new home, is to use a Professional Building Designer

Your Role on the Design Team

Hiring a professional member of AIBD was your best decision thus far, but work on your new home or addition has only just begun. As the project owner, you’ll play an important role in reviewing and approving design proposals and revisions. The materials selection process is equally important – cabinets, carpets, doors, plumbing fixtures, hardware, windows and much more. Don’t be overwhelmed. Your Professional Building Designer is there for advice and will guide you each step of the way.
Perhaps the most telling time spent with a building designer is in the first few meetings. Your needs, budget, taste, life-style and goals will be discussed in depth. The information garnered from these conversations will become the source inspiration from which a building designer will prepare preliminary design sketches. So, it’s a good idea for you, and others who will live with you, to do some “homework” first