How Architecture Has Changed Over Time

How Architecture Has Changed Over Time

February 10, 2015

Today, it has been 10 years since construction peaked in 2005, almost eight years since the United States witnessed the subprime mortgage meltdown, and nearly seven years since the recession began. Even though home construction has increased in the past couple years, it has accompanied major changes in the architectural climate. Architects who have learned how to adapt to these architectural changes have found themselves in a far better place than before.

Clients conduct their own research

Clients don’t just accept the opinion of their architect at face value anymore. Even though the architect is the expert in the field, clients take it upon themselves to research design information on Google. When they meet with their architects, clients share this research and give their own opinions and the best design options and choices. This is similar to the way patients now look at WebMD for health information before visiting their doctors.

Clients are more frugal

Even though people are building again, their hesitation to spend large sums of money is likely to remain. After the recent recession, people became more likely to buy products than to spend money on services.

Clients are greener

Compared to baby boomers, the younger generation is more concerned with sustainable building and living. As a result, they prioritize architectural designs that will help reduce energy costs and lower their carbon footprints. This means building with better insulation, improved ventilation, and environmentally friendly materials.

Call (520) 722-5079 to learn about the sustainable architectural design options available with Sears and Gerbo. Our Tucson architects are committed to creating designs that exhibit a sense of art and delight in form and image. When designing architecture in Tucson, our team emphasizes function, budget and schedule.

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