Architects work as designers, coordinators and owner advocates.
Sometimes it’s challenging for architects to concisely describe what exactly we do and the services we provide. That’s because building design and technology, as well as code compliance, are complex and ever-evolving. Architects design the aesthetic look and function of a building in accordance with client and governmental requirements, coordinate engineering consultants, observe construction and work as an owner’s advocate to ensure the successful completion of building projects. In the following video, the American Institute of Architects explains: