Architects Nixa MO

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Ben J. Goforth, AIA
(417) 848-4474
3405 N Fenwicke St
Ozark, MO
Membership Organizations
American Institute of Architects

H Design Group LLC
5051 South National,Suite 7A
Springfield, MO
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License
Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas
Membership Organizations
American Institute of Architects

Sapp Design Associates Architects, P.C.
3750 South Fremont
Springfield, MO
Membership Organizations
American Institute of Architects

BK Architects
940 E. Stanford
Springfield, MO
Membership Organizations
American Institute of Architects

Baron Design & Assoc.
1855 S Ingram Mill Rd Ste 201
Springfield, MO
Membership Organizations
American Institute of Architects

Associated Design Group Incorporation
P.O. Box 1785
Springfield, MO
Membership Organizations
American Institute of Architects

Marshall Waters Woody
1736 E Sunshine,Suite 311
Springfield, MO
Membership Organizations
American Institute of Architects

Pellham & Associates
1625 E. Primrose
Springfield, MO
Membership Organizations
American Institute of Architects

Esterly, Schneider & Associates, Inc.
1736 E Sunshine St,Suite 417
Springfield, MO
Membership Organizations
American Institute of Architects

Slone Architects, Inc.
1200 East Woodhurst Drive,Suite J-100
Springfield, MO
Membership Organizations
American Institute of Architects

What is the Best Way to Work with an Architect?

Have fun!

Although the architectural design process can be tedious, and it involves large sums of money (both in terms of design fee and construction costs), it can also be fun. After all, you are investing in making your home reflect your lie and dreams, and the things and experiences that bring you pleasure. Also, it's a chance to learn about what may be an entirely new area — that of design.

Keep an Open Mind

Hiring an architect means that you should end up with ideas that are better than the one you've arrived at on your own. So the first rule of thumb is to let the architect look at your project  with fresh eyes; do not dictate how you want the design to turn out. Instead, let him/her know what things you want to accomplish (and this can be very specific: I want a master bedroom of about 14 by 15 feet which extends off the back of the house). It's fine to let him or her know what solutions you've thought so far, and it could be that it is the best solution. But the architect needs to get their head around the problem before arriving at that conclusion.

Ideally you'll get at least three design solutions, even if some of them don't contain all the items on your list and if some are completely different than you discussed or expected.

During the design process homeowners typically become clearer about the details of what they care about. At the beginning of the project, it's difficult — if not impossible — for the homeowner to put in writing all the likes and dislikes they experience in their home. It is while reviewing the schematic designs that the architect and the homeowner refine their understanding of each other  and of the project requirements. It may not be until one of the schemes does not allow a view of the neighbor's canary island date palm that the owner realizes the importance of that view, and should be included.

Expose Yourself to Architectural and Interior Design

Expand your view of what's possible in home design in terms of room types, spaces, and materials. Go on home tours, check out books from the library on both domestic and international design, subscribe to design magazines, and start to notice buildings around you. The more exposure you have to interiors, buildings, and gardens the easier the design process will be, because you will have context in which to place the design ideas that your architect is proposing. Most schools in the United States have a dismal record of educating students in visual and aesthetic literacy, and so the gap between the training of an architect and that of a typical homeowner is often great.

Communicate What You Like and Don't Like to the Architect

At the start of the project it's important to communicate as best you can your design preferences. The best way, since an architect is a visual person, is to show pictures and tour local buildings together that strike your fancy.

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