9 Reasons to Contact an Architect

Maybe you've considered making changes to your space, but have you wondered: "At what point do I need to contact an architect?"

Hiring an architect helps ensure your building project is successful, from initial concept to final design and construction. Below are nine indications you may need to contact one. 


Your team is growing. Is your company adding more personnel, but not adding more space?


Space isn’t functional. Does your space make sense for how work is currently being performed?


To increase production. Is demand for your product(s) growing, but your capacity to fulfill the demand is not?


To increase well-being. Is your space dark and worn down? A bright and fresh office has shown to decrease the use of sick time among employees.


Signs of moisture/ leaks. Are there visual cues of moisture on your ceiling, walls or floors?


Building is not up to code. Do you need to re-evaluate your space so it meets local, state and federal codes?


Re-branding. Is your company undergoing change that needs to be incorporated into your space?


A feasibility study. Do you have capital that you’re looking to utilize, but need to see some layouts before committing?


Project management. Need someone to take control of the entire project from start to finish?

Have you answered “yes” to any of these prompts?


Reach out and let me know how I can help with your next project.


Zach is an Architect in Origin Design’s Dubuque office. He has design experience on several different project types, including municipal, recreational, commercial and industrial facilities. He has a strong knowledge of Revit Architecture, Google SketchUp and Adobe Photoshop, where he has the ability to produce high quality renderings, giving his clients a sneak peek of their project before it’s constructed.

Zach Thielen, AIA, NCARB


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