Inside and outside Australia, many structures are built without the expertise of an architect or a building designer. It’s all well and good to flesh out your own plans and do your own construction, until problems arise due to lack of good design.
Good architectural design goes beyond aesthetics. It takes into account the building’s function and how its functionality adds to the property’s value. It’s important to note that money isn’t always the unit of measurement for value in this case. Value can also be seen in the quality of life of the property’s occupants, whether we’re talking about a family, employees, or an entire community.
We’re going to talk about how professional architectural design can add value to different types of buildings.
Good residential design can directly affect the homeowner’s quality of life. Aside from considering the home’s insulation and security features, an architect can also build with sustainability and energy performance in mind. They can help homeowners save money on energy bills, and they can ensure that the construction project meets State standards. Among such regulations include BASIX, a scheme initiated by the NSW government to regulate energy efficiency of residential buildings.
Studies show that the employee’s physical environment is the most significant factor of successful focus. A well-designed workplace could contribute to productivity and employee retention. Evidence shows that workers perform better in offices that are designed to minimise distractions such as noise, improve air quality, and let in more natural light.
Well-designed offices also keep employees happy. This is important, as satisfied employees tend to be healthier, more productive, and more likely to stay with their companies longer, which helps employers save on turnover costs.
Professional architectural design expertise is necessary for healthcare projects because of the many factors to consider during the planning stage. Factors include advances in medical technology, population age, and economical changes. And as these factors change a lot, hospitals and clinics are also highly subject to redevelopment, in order to meet their patients’ expectations.
Good design planning in healthcare facilities like hospitals and clinics can also help medical staff have more time to spend on caring for patients. A good layout can make a medical workplace more ergonomic, and it can lessen travel time from one patient to another. Designing the facility to ease medical work could lessen staff’s stress levels and fatigue, as well as chances of mistakes.
As Australia grows more urbanised by the day, maintaining high quality in public spaces is becoming increasingly important. Professional urban planning has become crucial for revitalising neighbourhoods, to attract visitors and to keep property desirable. It is also important for establishing sustainable methods of travel and transport.
Talk to us to find out more on how good design can add value to your next building project.