Why Architects Are Essential Business Partners

Often overlooked, the know-how of architects makes them privileged interlocutors for business leaders in their real estate projects.

Due to their competence in the profession, but also for their mastery of the challenges of construction in all its aspects, architectural offices are, in fact, able to bring professional real estate projects to life, from the elaboration of projects to the inauguration.

A company is a workplace that must be carefully designed and thought through.

Any company, with rare exceptions, needs a place to develop, a company is also a building, be it a store, a factory or offices. However, all businesses are different. The sectors of activity are not the same, the requirements of the trades are variable, the labor and the machines as well; artisans and merchants do not have the needs of industry and yet they all need facilities.

It can be a construction, a rehabilitation or a development of facilities, but in all cases real reflection is essential to define the project with precision. It is the role of architectural firms to study these projects as a whole, integrating all the necessary dimensions. These variables are diverse, from the engineering of the building to legal and urban issues, including, of course, the financial dimension of the project. This complexity is inherent to any real estate project, but it is even more so in a business project, where it is also necessary to take into account the constraints of each sector, each profession and each company. Indeed, a company has much broader needs than individuals, and adapting to these requirements is essential to allow companies to develop further.

A business real estate project integrates legal and urban dimensions

If they are not the first that come to mind, legal conditions are important during a real estate project, and this also applies to companies. It is indeed necessary to take into account the provisions made by the municipalities within the scope of the PLU, or the obligations that may exist during the rehabilitation of classified buildings. Architectural firms bring their knowledge of these specifics, these standards, to guarantee the companies that contact them the feasibility of their projects. Architects also integrate the dimensions of urbanism into their plans and construction forecasts, which are increasingly present under the impulse of public authorities and society as a whole, concerned with the harmony of the city, conceived both as a space for living and for living. to work.

Architectural firms, interlocutors for companies throughout real estate projects

As the main contractors of companies that use their services, architectural offices are the privileged interlocutors of executives and managers of companies throughout the duration of corporate real estate projects. This obviously involves the construction of buildings, but also the rehabilitation or development of pre-existing facilities. In all these cases, the architecture offices provide their clients with their know-how in terms of project design and work monitoring, in articulation with the various professions involved in the works. Architects are, therefore, the privileged interlocutors of executives and business leaders throughout the real estate projects, conceiving the works and supervising them during their progress. This involves choosing the materials used and the service providers to be engaged, as well as drawing up precise specifications. The architect is, therefore, at the same time an artist to take into account the aesthetic aspect, an engineer attentive to technical constraints and a manager who will know how to lead the work to completion. But above all, he is an advisor, who accompanies companies in complex projects, and to whom it is essential to call.

Architects, expertise capable of guaranteeing the financial viability of projects

A real estate project is truly a global project for companies, in which issues as diverse as legal, sometimes social, but also technical and, above all, financial, come into play. As real estate issues are complex, they are rarely resolved directly by companies, unable to take a global view and, sometimes, to arbitrate between what would be ideal and what is possible. That’s why architectural firms offer their clients diagnostics before starting each project, to ensure its feasibility and make a budget. Due to their transversal vision in carrying out work in the most diverse projects, their experience in project management, architecture offices are better able to help companies define the limits of their projects and quantify them with precision. Architects are also able to find and propose suitable solutions to respond effectively to unforeseen events that can always happen during construction sites and therefore help to meet planned budgets.

Designing commercial buildings with a vision for today and tomorrow

A building that houses a company, factory, shop or offices must, of course, be above all functional and adapted to the needs of the company located there. However, this should not prevent the building from being beautiful, and if the aesthetic consideration should not prevail over the others, it need not be totally absent from the reflections. If beauty criteria are essentially subjective, the aesthetics of a building can also contribute to the development of a brand image by the company. In addition, functional but pleasant facilities can help employees feel good there, increasing their involvement and support for the company’s project. Furthermore, while issues of CSR, ecology and well-being at work are increasingly present in our societies, the structure and aesthetics of facilities that house companies are of crucial importance. Architectural firms therefore have influence on these issues, through their achievements and the advice they provide to their executive clients and business leaders, because the projects they design tend to last in the long term. , which is that of CSR reflections.

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