Building Designer Vs. Architect

What is the difference between a building designer and architect?

It is a question that I get asked on a regular basis.

Throughout the industry there are different levels of services and standards provided by building designers and architectural companies. Prices will also largely vary depending on the services and what you ultimately require for your project. However price doesn’t always tell the full story, the dearest price is not ultimately the best.

What is a Building Designer?

Well the name says it all, a building designer designs buildings. Services can range from entry level design and drafting input to a full architectural approach for all sizes of residential or commercial projects. The projects can range from small residential renovations and extensions to custom design new homes through to large commercial projects such as high rises and retail fit outs.

So what is the difference?

Many people are unaware Building Designers can perform the same scope of work as an architect and there is no real difference between the two. Building Designers hold the relevant licence with QBCC to the appropriate level of their education and experience in the design and construction industry.

Just like architects, building designers can design and document any project throughout Queensland and Australia. Not only can building designers design a practical and functional space, building designers can also give you that unique wow factor through great design.

Here at Synergy Building Design, we are passionate about creating a lifestyle through design for our clients. So much so we have won multiple awards for our designs and have successfully completed over 1500 residential and commercial projects in the last 8 years.

Find out if a Synergy Building Design is right for you. Contact me, Anthony Trevor, or our design studio today to see how we can help you with your building project. 07 3613 0030