How architects add value


In these days of HGTV , Architectural Digest, Architectural Record, Dwell, and countless other shows and publications, it is easy to determine that today’s society puts a real value on good design.  Architects add value not only in their experience and expertise in their craft, but also in their raw talent.  The first two can be learned, earned, and taught, while the third is either there or it isn’t.  As a potential client of ours it is important that you realize that David Balber, managaing principal of Balber Architecture, Inc., is a “hands-on” owner.   Mr. Balber has garnered numerous accolades for his work.  What this means to you is that when you come to us for a project, Mr. Balber will personally design your project.  He will personally walk you through every step of the project so that there is never any confusion or anxiety as he brings 16 years of experience to the table and along with his trusted team of consultants brings over 90 years of combined experience.

good design How architects add valueThis is highly unusual in that most of the time when you go in for a consultation with an architecture firm, you may be extremely lucky to meet the principal architect once at the meeting…but that is usually it.  From then on your project will be cast down the pipeline to a series of draftsman and designers.  Not that there is anything wrong with that, but I think it goes without saying that if you could choose, you would choose to have the owner be by your side throughout the somewhat daunting process of designing and constructing a building no matter how big (or small) it may be.  This personal touch is one of the many things that differentiates Balber Architecture from other architecture firms in the Tampa area.

Each project has the potential to be something great.  Each house has the potential to be a great house.  Each office building has the potential to be an amazing building where people find it a joy to work in.  Going back to this being a design-oriented society, a properly designed building adds enormous value to a project.  Great design is achieved by great architects.  When comparing one house to another, with similar sites and similar costs of construction, the house that is beautifully designed will always demand a premium.  People are willing to pay more for a beautiful building it is just that simple.

In terms of commercial buildings, there aren’t enough billboards in the world to advertise your company like a fascinating building can.  When people drive by an intriguing building, their first thoughts will be, “wow I wonder what it looks like inside”…quickly followed by, “I bet whatever company owns that building is quite good at what they do”.  It is all about image.  A building is a company’s calling card.  It shows potential clients that not only is your business a winning business, but you apply that credo into every facet of what your company does.  Buildings can make inhabitants feel calm, they can make the owners appear prestigious, they can install a sense of trust in potential clients.  Not only that, but via the internet these buildings can be showcased on the company website for the entire world to see.  If you have any questions or concerns or would like to set up a free consultation to discuss your project, please click here.