Why Hire a Licensed Architect?

Becoming a practicing, licensed architect is a long process that takes several years to complete even after graduating from an accredited college program. Becoming an architect is a hard, time-consuming path and not everyone that completes a degree in architecture, be it a Bachelor's or a Master's degree, decides to become a licensed or registered architect. To become a licensed architect, in addition to receiving a degree, an architect must complete almost 2,000 hours of on-the-job training under direct supervision of a licensed architect.

Phases of Architectural Design

So you're finally getting that dream home or building an ideal space for your business. But you're not quite sure what that process is actually going to look like and what it all entails to make your dream a reality? Here's what it looks like from an architect's perspective.

Home Reimagined: Rebuilding After the Northern California Wildfires

Authors: Eric Rogers & Katherine Salazar

How does a family rebound from a catastrophe such as the wildfires in the Santa Rosa, Sonoma, and Napa areas? The aftermath of any disaster, while devastating, provides an opportunity for communities to reimagine their future and start anew. 

The Client/ Architect Relationship

As professionals we have a responsibility to coach our clients about the architect's role and responsibility as well as the design and construction process. Cultivating an environment of education fosters trust, creates good communication, relieves frustration, and builds successful relationships with our clients. A good working relationship between the architect and client is crucial to the success of any project. When working with an architect, the value is there from the start in terms of time and money saved during the project.

What is a Principal Suite?

Wagstaff + Rogers Architects considers shelving the Master Bedroom as a room name.

Energy use, conservation and home energy audits

Wagstaff + Rogers Architects are passionate about Green Building. So, as a side effect, energy consumption, conservation is a goal to not only create great sustainable buildings, but will also directly impact your utility bill.