How Do I Find A Certified Home Designer?

How do I find a certified home designer? Be sure to check to see if your designer is not posing as an architect. There are some very talented house designers. We work with some publishing designers but we...

There are some very talented house designers. We work with some publishing designers but we are architects, which is a legal status with the State of Texas. We are professionals. We have a professional college degree, then an internship and then you pass a rigorous state exam. Texas is a practice law state which means to practice architecture you must be a licensed architect. In the field of residential design, it is not a requirement to be an architect. Somebody could be out there posing as an architect, but it is illegal. They don't have the education or the experience that architects have. Now there are architects out there that only design hospitals or prisons or schools, and I wouldn't want one of them designing a house; like I wouldn't be as qualified to design a hospital or prison. But I believe an architect is the best choice- and an architect who does residential work just because of the scale of the work and the materials used, they are more familiar with how to do that. Architects have to continue education that is required by state law and we maintain that status throughout our professional tenure. So it is a legal status to be an architect and licensed by the state.

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