What is architectural design?

Sep 10, 2020

Architectural Design Explained


What is architectural design?

Architectural design is the art of planning structures with aestheticism and function in mind.


What is the difference between architecture and architectural design?

Architecture is the overall practice of designing structures–from initial designs to the construction process. Design for architecture is strictly the design aspect of the process.


What is the difference between an architect and an architectural designer? 

It is important to note that architectural designers are not the same as architects. Architects are required to pass the ARE (Architectural Registration Exam) administered by the NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards). This test measures critical and technical architecture knowledge–not of design, but of the health, safety, and welfare of buildings, their inhabitants, and the environment. Architectural designers, on the other hand, are not required to take the ARE, since they focus solely on the architectural design aspect. 


Why is it important?

Architectural design is an important phase of every project because it focuses heavily on the functionality and aestheticism of your project. Every design detail will make a difference in the day-to-day life of those who will be utilizing the space. When it comes to functionality, we know you want the most efficient and seamless space possible. When it comes to aestheticism, we know you want the space to meet your vision and create the most fitting environment to meet its purpose. Our design architects at Hagersmith will work with you every step of the way on your design project. Contact us to discuss creating the perfect design that works for you on every level.


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