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 email@example.com.
Good residential architecture surfaces when form and function carry equal weight, creating harmonious design balance. Society has latched onto residential design, but unfortunately only what TV shows and magazines like Dwell display, which is contemporary...
As AIA changes is structure, residential architects have an opportunity to create positive housing market change. Architects who design custom homes can take a lead role in shaping the future role they play in the construction of new homes.
When architects and builders respect each other’s roles, success is practically guaranteed. It’s up to the residential architect to produce complete construction drawings so builders are not required to interpret design intention.
Residential architects must embrace BIM technology and regain their status as mastery of home construction. 3-D rendering is here to stay, and designers of custom homes must use it to control the building process.