Complementary Relation: Architects and Designers

Architect and DesignerCongratulations on finally deciding to venture into building a new commercial property. Apart from getting the necessary funding, such as a mortgage and other types of loans, to get your dream building going, the expertise of skilled individuals is also needed. But, how do you know which ones you need and which ones you want?

Here is a quick rundown between an architect and a designer, two professionals who are both integral in completing a project:

What does an architect do?

Contrary to popular belief, an architect also studied the basics of designing. But their field of work is more inclined on designing everything from houses to corporate buildings and other public structures. An architect is trained to draw up designs that incorporate function, form, safety and needs of the property owner. Once done, they can also be responsible for rounding up people (i.e. contractors and subcontractors) to get the job done.

Architects in New York and in other parts of the world also specialize in different fields (i.e. landscape architecture). Landscape architects at MPFP, for instance, are responsible for drafting up plans for the design and function of a property’s outdoor space.

What does a designer do?

Like architects, designers also value the aesthetic and the functionality of the space. Designers are responsible for maximizing the space of a property (i.e. garden, lobby etc.) in order to enhance its functionality without compromising its aesthetic side.

Both an architect and a designer work in a myriad of spaces. The difference, however, lies in how the spaces are worked out. An architect focuses on the exterior and interior design of a property, placing primary focus on how spatial relationships are laid out. A designer, on the other hand, works on the interior spatial dimension by maximizing its function, safety, and beauty.

By knowing the difference between the two professionals, it would be easier for one to determine which one to call. As mentioned, both of these professionals complement each other and are integral to the completion of the project.