An architect is a person who designs plans for buildings and houses. An architect can help design exactly what you want, making your house feel like a home. Often architects work with builders who construct the house or building. You can use an architect for a new home design, or for remodeling projects. Learn more about what an architect can do for you on this page.
Finding a good architect doesn't have to be hard. You can find a good architect on the Internet or by asking around your own neighborhood. Once you find some architects you like there are a couple things to consider before you hire. Architect Sarah Susanka offers advice.
Architect and author Sarah Susanka offers tips on home remodeling and the home design process. Susanka's home design process tips can help you get what you want out of a remodeling project or new home design. The home design process tips involve communication with your architect.
Architect Sarah Susanka describes sustainable architecture. To achieve sustainable architecture people should live their values including following their passions and choosing sustainability.
When you're designing your home you should design the garden at the same time. Architect Sarah Susanka talks about the interplay between home and garden. Often people consider home and garden separately but they should be treated as one unit.
Green home design used to be popular because of tax credits. Green home design includes energy efficiency and designing for your climate. Green home design is sustainable and can be a reflection of the self. Learn more about green home design from author and architect Sarah Susanka.
Architect Sarah Susanka talks about her inspiration for the Not So Big House concept. Susanka says she gleaned inspiration from living in an affluent Los Angeles suburb as a child. She also finds inspiration in making space work in a Not So Big House. Learn about Sarah Susanka's inspiration for the Not So Big House here.
Watch this video to find out how to prepare to meet an architect. Sarah Susanka, architect and author of the Not So Big House, tells you how to prepare. Susanka says you can prepare by looking at books and magazines and getting a sense of what you like in a home and why. How can you prepare to meet an architect?
Architect Sarah Susanka discusses the home design process and money. When you're doing a home design with an architect you should discuss money at every meeting. Home design includes balancing dreams against the money you have to spend.
Architect Sarah Susanka described manufactured or prefab housing. Manufactured housing is built in a controlled environment by craftspeople. A manufactured home may be of higher quality than a home built on site.
Architect Sarah Susanka describes what a Not So Big House is and is not. A Not So Big House does not mean cheap and small. Creating a Not So Big House means stretching your design dollars to meet your needs including beauty and well-being.