Building or renovating is a daunting process and it can be difﬁcult to know where to start. With all the options and decisions, you can end up overwhelmed before you even begin! One of the questions we hear a lot is, 'why use an architect?' The simple answer is, because architects are highly-trained and experienced building and design professionals
Working with an architect means you have an expert on your team who can help guide you through the entire process of building or renovating, so you don't have to face it alone.
You wouldn't undertake something complex like surgery without a surgeon (we hope) or defend a half million-dollar court case solo, so why would you build or renovate your biggest single investment in your life – your home -without engaging an expert?
An architect's role goes far beyond simply drawing up plans for you new home or reno. Architects work with you to understand what you want and need out of your project and determine how to achieve all this within the budget you can afford. After working with you to develop a design, your architect will also help obtaining approvals from council, engaging a builder and managing the build of your home to ensure it is built to speciﬁcation with quality and longevity in mind. These are the kinds of tasks architects handle on a day-to-day basis, so they're prepared to calmly and efﬁciently deal with any curveballs, saving you the stress and the learning curve!
Working with an ArchiTeam member means you can be conﬁdent you're working with a qualiﬁed and registered architect, with up-to-date insurances and access to regular professional development opportunities.
FURTHER INFORMATION AND RESOURCES FOR WORKING WITH AN ARCHITECT
FIND AN ARCHITECT
Search through our database of members to find yourself an architect here
ARCHITECTS' REGISTRATION BOARD
Each State and Territory of Australia it is a legal requirement that any person using the title ‘Architect’ or offering services to the public as an Architect, must be registered with the Architects’ registration board in that jurisdiction. It is the registration boards role to protect the consumer. Read more...
ARCHITEAM MEMBER PROFILES
Lunchbox Architect Brodie Norris is our newest contributor, providing us with member profiles - meet some of our members and find out more about the benefits of working with a skilled professional when building your new home or renovating your existing property. Read more...
THE NAKED ARCHITECT SERIES 1
a guide to commissioning and working with a residential architect
Are you looking to renovate or build a new home and have considered using an architect but don't know where to start?
Supported by the Architects Registration Board of Victoria (ARBV), Open House Melbourne and ArchiTeam have produced a series of workshops that will arm you with everything you need to know about commissioning and working with an architect. Read more...
THE NAKED ARCHITECT - SERIES 2
Are you looking to renovate or build a new home and have considered using an architect but don’t know where to start? The best way to truly appreciate the benefits of engaging an architect is to hear straight from the architects and clients themselves, and in the homes they’ve created together. This is the premise of The Naked Architect. Read more...
THE NAKED ARCHITECT - SERIES 3
Series 3 of The Naked Architect Series is now available to watch. Read now...
RAsP - The Results
RAsP’s first research topic was: “Do small practice architect designed renovations improve capital gains in the Melbourne residential property market?” Examining the financial impact small practice architects have on the properties they transform. Read more...
WHY ENGAGE AN ARCHITECT
ArchiTeam Director and co Director of Mihaly Slocombe, Warwick Mihaly provides a breakdown on the parts of the process of why using an Architect is so important. Read more...
ArchiTeam Director Warwick Mihaly explains the way an Architect can charge for their work. Read more...
Home Truths - the fact + fiction of reality reno shows
As part of the Open House Melbourne - Open Weekend in July 2020, ArchiTeam and Sounds Like Design presented this panel discussion on the 'real' story about home renovating and not what is feed to us on TV. It's now available to watch at your leisure. Watch Now