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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 Houma 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.
    American Institute of Architects
    Washington, DC 20006
    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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    Chauvin Arkhitekton Inc
    131 Nursery Ave, Metairie, LA 70005
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    (504) 833-8582
    User Review: "Best craftsman in the city. Expensive, but a perfect product!"
    Collegiate Advisory Placement Service LLC
    2736 Dalrymple Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
    We believe that one of the most important decisions a family can make during the admission search is to find the school that is just right for the individual student.
    (225) 928-1818
    Shumacher Home Inc
    11112 Airline Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70816
    Schumacher Homes is an on-your-lot custom home builder. Since 1992, we have built over 6000 custom homes. We build homes from 1100 sq. ft. to over 8000.
    (225) 291-0033
    Matherne & Matherne Drafting Services Inc
    1538 Polk St, Houma, LA 70360
    (985) 868-0358
    Gse Associates LLC
    991 Grand Caillou Rd, Houma, LA 70363
    (985) 384-2521
    Richard G Weimer Architect Aia LLC
    504 W 1st St, Thibodaux, LA 70301
    (985) 447-9931
    Thomas J Boudreaux Architect
    504 W 2nd St, Thibodaux, LA 70301
    (985) 449-1222
    Weimer Richard G Architect Aia LLC
    307 Canal Blvd, Thibodaux, LA 70301
    (985) 447-9931
    Duplantis Design Group PC
    314 E Bayou Rd, Thibodaux, LA 70301
    (985) 447-0090
    Hodnett Malcolm
    322 E 2nd St, Thibodaux, LA 70301
    (985) 447-1709
    Carl P Blum Aia
    900 David Dr, Morgan City, LA 70380
    (985) 385-3296
    Murray Architects Inc
    131 Ormond Center Ct, Destrehan, LA 70047
    (985) 764-7275
    Carroll Clyde Architect
    11 James Blvd, Saint Rose, LA 70087
    (504) 467-1160
    General Construction Services
    918 Industry Rd, Kenner, LA 70062
    (504) 468-8308
    Francisco Alecha Architect
    1536 Sams Ave, New Orleans, LA 70123
    (504) 734-7437

    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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