It is well known nationally that architects have been involved in the field of construction, they have even stood out in this field. But if I told you that the architect should not build, that as architects we are usurping a profession that does not belong to us, that our role, as architects, should only be limited to certain aspects within the construction environment, but never directly. Would you agree with this approach?


Let me explain it.

Throughout the architect’s professional academic preparation, training is received in concrete and metal structures, hydraulic, sanitary, electrical and mechanical installations, costs and materials. Subjects that allow you to acquire a deep knowledge of what is involved in carrying out a construction.

This is how the study plan for this profession is established, in such a way that all aspects related to construction are studied in all genres, which are: housing, commercial, industrial, health, educational and governmental. The purpose is to give the graduated architect the complete picture of what he must consider to design what is necessary, or better yet, solve the different needs of the client.

ARCHITECTS have been prepared to design under any scope and circumstance, as well as trained to know how to manage human resources, this means ordering the entry and supervision of the work carried out in the different stages of construction, as well as the completion and delivery dates. for scheduling future tasks.

In such a way that our obligations are subject to the fulfillment of our result as designers, that is, volumes, sizes, colors, textures, shadows, which create environments and spaces with purpose.

With everything learned throughout the degree in architecture, every colleague can argue that the architect does have the weapons to build, however, the knowledge acquired is not broad enough to carry out the construction itself, unlike civil engineers, who acquire extensive and sufficient knowledge to guarantee the structural safety of constructions, and then be able to receive the different coating materials that will give the appearance and view of the property.

“This leads me to establish that the role of the architect in construction is none other than that of directing and supervising it”

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The architect is the one who begins the creative process of conceiving the property (design), the architect is the one who decides its character (appearance and purpose), the architect is the one who establishes its territorial extension (size or surface), the architect decides its appearance and meaning (atmosphere and sensation), and the architect decides what the cost of the construction will be, all based on the needs and information provided by the client, in such a way that our job is to MONITORING that the design is carried out completely and with respect for the full satisfaction of the owner, therefore, fulfilling the purpose for which we were initially hired.

Which forces me to say that developing the construction directly as architects completely diverts us from the main objective of respecting the design due to the different circumstances and adversities that arise throughout the construction in order to resolve it.

In conclusion, I can only say that, justifiably, the role of the architect in construction is none other than that of the general direction of the work, finding in advance the different solutions that are required to resolve the obstacles that arise along the way. throughout the development of the work, as well as resolving adverse circumstances in the different stages of the work in a satisfactory manner for its overall success.

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