Luis Jauregui, AIA, has been a member of the local and national chapters of the American Institute of Architects for more than 20 years. He is an active leader with the Homebuilders Association of Austin, Texas. Send email to
The importance of good design in the home is pushed on television and online, which is increasing the power and influence of residential architects
A custom home or remodeling project can come in on time and at budget by including the home technology contractor early in the design process
The design, planning and construction of a custom home can be tied together by working with an interior designer in the early stages of a custom home project
iPads and smartphones allow fingertip access and control of good design, and have raised the appreciation and awareness levels of design among homeowners
The design/build process is alive and kicking with residential architects in the housing market
Take a proactive approach to provide builders with more details and information
Paul Lamb, AIA, and Fern Santini discussed the importance of working as a team during AIA-CRAN meeting
Architects discussion at the CRAN Symposium often centered around design/build
Contemporary homes are nice to look at, but any architect connected to clients knows they desire sustainable, livable design for their home.
Residential architects can add value and grow their business by earning their Realtor license. We already appraise property value and evaluate potential, so why not get paid for it?
Custom residential architects can find a suitable home with the CRAN subgroup of the AIA. Those doing custom residential work are welcome in the housing market.
Architects, builders discuss pros, cons of cost-plus and fixed-cost construction methogs.
An architect must keep home buyer clients focused on big-picture issues and not get caught up in the details. Architects have the skills to work out the finer points, so use them.
Get the wording right in your contract documents and construction jobs and revenue will follow.
Luis Jauregui says launch a design/build firm to survive the economic downturn.
Architects need to focus on designing to cost with the help of CBUSA to succeed in the down market