Architecture in Three Sentences

texas architectsAccording to the Texas Occupations Code, architecture is “a service or creative work applying the art and science of developing design concepts, planning for functional relationships and intended uses, and establishing the form, appearance, aesthetics, and construction details for the construction, enlargement, or alteration of a building or environs intended for human use or occupancy….” But architects can do much more than design. For example, they are often asked to administer a construction contract to: (1) ensure construction conforms to construction documents; (2) support the design intent; (3) lessen project risks; (4) identify and resolve construction problems early; and (5) supplement the client’s construction knowledge.

 In our Law 101 posts, we define terms, phrases, or concepts with the goal of conveying core information in order to set the stage for more complex discussions.

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