most successful projects combine the skills and abilities of the right
Architect and Interior Designer. Together, with the right contractor
they have the ability to ensure a trouble-free renovation or addition
that exceeds your expectations.
The main differences between an interior designer and an architect lie in their education and training. An architect is trained in creating a structural building that meets national, state and local building codes.
The interior designer is trained in creating a functional and quality interior environment. Architects
are more focused on the technical requirements, interior designers on
the human psychology and emotional aspects of spaces.
has the ability to build from the ground up, creating new structures.
They are knowledgeable about the mechanics of finishes and materials,
the how and why things structurally work the way they do, and the
surrounding environment’s relationship to their creation. Architects
work closely with their client to make sure that projected designs match
their needs and are functional, safe and economical.
often control a project from start to finish and work with a number of
construction professionals, including surveyors and engineers, producing
drawings and specifications that the construction team works from.They
are not trained and customarily not interested in the finishing of a
space; that is the area that the designer handles.
deal with form and function, space and aesthetics. They are
professionally trained to create pleasing environments through interior
space manipulation and planning. Qualified through education and
experience, an interior designer can identify, research, and creatively
resolve design issues. They can reconfigure interior space to make it
workable, meeting the specific needs and wants of the client.
also provide various services including developing documents and
specifications relative to interior spaces in compliance with applicable
building and safety codes, creating illustrations and renderings and
selecting and specifying furnishes, fixtures, products, materials and
colors. In addition, interior designers also design lighting and
its specification (cove lighting, down lights, etc.) monitor and manage
the construction and the installation of the design.