Just by listening to you they are able to transform your needs and wishes into an architectural expression that also complies with local codes and the construction best practices
They can deliver a more interesting and creative design work, a better relation with the site, and a superior functional floor plan
Architectural designers have design experience, so it's a good idea to let them handle the design process because that's what they are trained to do
For instance they can find the right strategies and materials to make the project cost effective according to your budget, while still bringing an interesting design to the table
Preparing greatly detailed and accurate drawings significantly reduces design mistakes. Changes on drawings a lot less expensive than field ones (materials, manpower)
Good designers can show you different materials options with the use of extremely realistic computer generated images
They will follow the building, orientation, location and layout good design practices. This means optimizing the amount of natural light and heating from the sun and in turn make you save on electric bills over time.
The architect can be your agent that takes care of your interests throughout the project with the other professionals involved (cont4ractor, engineer, consultants, etc...)
The architect can handle the tough aspects of contract negotiations on your behalf, allowing you to maintain a friendly, cooperative relationship with your contractor.
Hiring a designer pays back special as it helps toward keeping a piece of mind by making sure that the design and building process go smoothly.
The architect can coordinate all the professionals involved (Engineer, Interior Designer..) in order to keep drawings and ideas shared and consistent and to avoid conflicts