Hiring an Architect:
In conversations with fellow professionals and former clients I have heard many times over: "I wouldn't have been able to do this without you!".
I wanted to know what that meant in real, quantifiable terms.
When it came down to it the most important thing I kept hearing from those who had gone it alone, and then later in life decided to hire an Architect was that the introduction of the Architect made the process exciting and it took the stress away. This answer made sense.
We study architectural design, proportions, building systems and building technologies. We continue our education throughout our careers to understand and improve our buildings. When choosing to hire an Architect you are hiring someone who studied to do this. An Architect has an intimate knowledge of what it takes to make your building be yours.