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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 Shawnee Mission 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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    Sabatini Architects Inc
    730 New Hampshire St Ste 233, Lawrence, KS 66044
    We can help you plan any modern home design or landscape. Our architect builders service can help you in the construction of any residential or commercial building. We also offer interior and green design services as well.
    (785) 331-3399
    American College of Healthcare Architects
    14548 Po Box, Lenexa, KS 66285
    (913) 895-4604
    Design Build Team Inc
    5242 Foster St, Mission, KS 66202
    (913) 722-1443
    Peckham Guyton Albers Viets Inc
    1900 W 47th Pl Ste 100, Mission, KS 66205
    (913) 362-6500
    Faulkender Dean L & Assoc Architects
    7830 State Line Rd, Prairie Village, KS 66208
    (913) 648-5932
    Wendlandt & Stallbaumer
    7924 Floyd St, Overland Park, KS 66204
    (913) 642-9559
    Kevin Cowan
    7840 Conser St, Overland Park, KS 66204
    (913) 341-3288
    Brr Architecture
    6700 Antioch Rd Ste 300, Overland Park, KS 66204
    (913) 236-3300
    Rks Architects
    4011 Homestead Dr, Prairie Village, KS 66208
    (913) 384-0134
    Archetype Design
    8010 State Line Rd, Prairie Village, KS 66208
    (913) 341-2356
    Rebecca Riden Archtct
    2405 W 71st St, Prairie Village, KS 66208
    (913) 432-8282
    Mdc Architecture Inc
    7806 Foster St, Overland Park, KS 66204
    (913) 341-5053
    N Spj Architects Chartered
    3515 W 75th St Ste 201, Prairie Village, KS 66208
    (913) 831-1415
    Rundquist and Associates Architects
    6635 Edgevale Rd, Kansas City, MO 64113
    (816) 472-6006
    Axis Architecture
    6026 Mcgee St, Kansas City, MO 64113
    (816) 444-4360

    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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