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.
As a practicing architect since the early ’80s, I have dedicated my practice entirely to residential design/build. My first project was a fourplex which I financed at a whopping 18 percent interest, standard in those recession days. I had a blast...
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.