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So you've decided to break ground on a new building and you've hired your first architect. A trained profession came down to view your landscape and designed a dream house to your specifications. This is a common scenario in residential architecture, and for the lay person it is a scenario riddled with challenging terminology. Without an advanced degree in architecture or design, you probably have no idea how to turn an undeveloped landscape into a beautiful house. The process of design and building is a very complicated one. If you want to be an active participant in the design of your new piece of real estate, you should start by studying these five popular terms of the industry. With some vocabulary under your belt, you'll be able to assist your licensed architect in designing the perfect house right down to the doors and windows.

  • Zoning Permit - Municipal permit dictating the kind of construction that can occur in a specified location. The permitting process can take years. Your architect should walk you through the process of getting your project permitted. If you are building commercially, you'll have to make sure your land is properly zoned.
  • Agricultural Reserve - Piece of privately owned land, specifically zoned for agricultural use by a municipality. Most zoning boards will not approve a construction plan that proposes building on an agricultural reserve.
  • Building Envelope - A section of property where building is approved.
  • LEED Certification - Sustainable building certification for modern green buildings. LEED certification is awarded for residential architecture that demonstrates leadership in the fields of sustainability and energy efficiency.
  • Scale Model - Most architects will present their final design in the form of a three dimensional scale model made out of foam board. In some studios, computer programs have replaced foam models.
    Find Residential Architects pre-screened  all over the Fresno area in our free directory. If you need a house plan, construction assistance, or custom design, our Residential Architects have the knowledge & experience you require for your project. We are your source for custom residential design.
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    Since 1857, The American Institute of Architects has been the professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals and allied industry partners.
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    Sim Architects
    7591 N Ingram Ave, Fresno, CA 93711
    (559) 448-8467
    Kubow & Associates
    7595 N Del Mar Ave Ste 102, Fresno, CA 93711
    (559) 446-0200
    Gage Lee & Associates
    7636 N Ingram Ave, Fresno, CA 93711
    (559) 439-2222
    Vincent Co. The
    1500 W Shaw Ave Ste 304, Fresno, CA 93711
    (559) 225-2602
    336 W Bedford Ave Ste 103, Fresno, CA 93711
    (559) 431-5737
    Weber Iness Associates
    6730 N West Ave Ste 111, Fresno, CA 93711
    (559) 276-0900
    Darden Architects Inc
    6790 N West Ave Ste 104, Fresno, CA 93711
    (559) 448-8051
    Cazaly Jeff Consulting
    759 W Alluvial Ave Ste 101, Fresno, CA 93711
    (559) 291-1889
    Armstrong Marvin Architect
    1640 W Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93711
    (559) 229-9950
    Taylor Teter Partnership LLP
    7535 N Palm Ave, Fresno, CA 93711
    (559) 437-0887
    Loye H Stone Aia
    1305 W Bullard Ave Ste 13, Fresno, CA 93711
    (559) 431-0555
    Delacruz Rogelio L General Contractor
    6222 N 1st St Ste 108, Fresno, CA 93710
    (559) 435-5445
    H Mc Architects
    1827 E Fir Ave Ste 103, Fresno, CA 93720
    (559) 322-2444
    Meyer Architecture and Planning
    90 E Escalon Ave Ste 123, Fresno, CA 93710
    (559) 435-6000
    John H Frost Architect Aia
    5477 N Fresno St, Fresno, CA 93710
    (559) 432-3830

    Many homes feature superior architecture, while others feature basic designs. Either way, a residential architect is responsible for the plan. Residential architects, professionals who design homes, must attend many years of school to obtain a license or permit in the field. Some specialize in contemporary designs, while others hark back to older times and come up with colonial designs. Some work in big cities and design modern, urban spaces, while others prefer to work with larger tracts of land and design mansions and large houses. Residential architects are valuable to any new construction or renovation project in that they provide supervision of all components of a building, from project planning and cost estimating to building and construction administration. Historically, architecture has provided us with cultural, artistic, and political symbols of the times. Just take a look at the Roman Colosseum, for instance, a lasting bit of architecture that has stood the demands of time since it was built in 80 AD. People continually look to a society's architecture style to define it, as these are ways of identifying with a particular culture and time period. That's why architecture as an art form is so important. It also has functional components as well, as homes must be designed in an efficient way. Modern times often call for environmentally friendly designs, with many residential architects utilizing sustainable materials and floor plans during construction to best make use of nature's gifts. Architects design the entire house, encompassing all rooms, doors and windows, foundations, and even the surrounding landscape. Some specialize in landscape design as well, molding the two interior and exterior components together. They often work out of a studio or within a firm. Licensed architects can make a large salary, depending on how much schooling and experience they have.
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