A Building Designer is first and foremost a professional familiar with all facets of the building trade, whose plans and designs represent the particular needs, style and budget of the client.
Our work is varied and may consist of residential, both single and multi-unit, and commercial structures as permitted by the architectural statutes of each state. A Building Designer’s approach to any problem is based on the practical, functional and economical solutions that will best fulfill the client’s requirements, while translating these factors into a concept that is both aesthetic and utilitarian.
A qualified Building Designer offers a complete array of professional services. The Building Designer’s prime task is to furnish preliminary and detailed designs for the proposed structure, ranging from the initial concept to complete working drawings and specifications that will comply with all applicable building codes and regulations.
A Building Designer may supply or arrange additional services such as selecting contractors and overseeing construction. A Building Designer may offer recommendations regarding the site, interior and exterior layout, materials to be used, the range of services, and architectural and exterior treatments.
When retained to do so, a Building Designer may assist the client by preparing and publishing bid proposals for construction, and may also interpret and explain bid proposals to the client with any recommendations. As the client’s agent, a Building Designer may in some states conduct on-site inspections of construction, ensuring that all work meets the recognized standards and protects the client’s interests.
A member of the American Institute of Building Design has met the requirements of the AIBD By Laws and the wok experience standards deemed necessary to gain comprehensive knowledge of the profession of building design.
For more information regarding AIBD designers in your area, or AIBD membership information, please call or write to, The American Institute of Building Design, 991 Post Road East, Westport, Connecticut 06880, (800) 366-AIBD.