WHY DO YOU NEED AN ARCHITECT?
"You can use an eraser on the draughting table, or a sledgehammer on the construction site" - Frank Lloyd Wright
Architects are chartered professionals. Like doctors and lawyers, we have completed university degrees and diplomas and lengthy practical experience, and we have passed a series of rigorous exams set down by SACAP (South African Council for the Architectural Profession). No other building professional is trained in design and construction to such a level of expertise. Our minimum 7-year training covers many areas, ranging from design to structural engineering, contract law and building science.
HOW IS RAA DIFFERENT FROM OTHER ARCHITECTURE FIRMS?
Architecture should be both functional and aesthetically pleasing. We are committed to excellence in flow and design. We are passionate and committed to our clients’ vision and a sustainable built environment. We aim to design buildings and spaces that excite our clients and serve a purpose. Richter & Associates Architects value quality over quantity and each project receive the individual attention it deserves from start to completion.
HOW TO WORK WITH YOUR ARCHITECT WHEN DESIGNING YOUR BUILDING:
Have your own ideas before meeting with an architect - This will help your architect formalize your ideas and guide them toward what you envision. Collecting images, floor plans, materials and even inspiration from nature, fashion, buildings and everyday lifestyle pictures will help your architect when meeting with you.