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Residential Architect

A residential architect plans and designs individual residential spaces, such as homes, apartments, and townhomes. Residential architects capture obscure concepts and turn them into workable designs.

What is a Residential Architect?

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  Architects design buildings. Architect residential designs are living spaces. The architect will compile feasibility reports and environmental impact information, make project proposals, estimate and manage the budget, determine a project timeline and oversee the construction process. They are collaborative and creative professionals. The best residential interior designers will deliver safe and stylish residential spaces within budget and meeting codes. Frank Lloyd Wright was a famous North American residential architect whose home designs are still considered a treasure.
  Architects design buildings. Architect residential designs are living spaces. The architect will compile feasibility reports and environmental impact information, make project proposals, estimate and manage the budget, determine a project timeline and oversee the construction process. They are collaborative and creative professionals. The best residential interior designers will deliver safe and stylish residential spaces within budget and meeting codes. Frank Lloyd Wright was a famous North American residential architect whose home designs are still considered a treasure.
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What is the salary of a Residential Architect?

The questions: “how much do residential architects cost? and how much do residential architects charge?” don’t have straightforward answers. A residential architect’s salary depends on several variables, including experience level, responsibilities, and the firm. Location is the primary driver of wages for the residential architect. Urban areas of highly developed countries will typically have the highest salaries.

What is the average salary for a Residential Architect?

While salaries vary, we have established an average salary for a residential architect in several countries. The table below compares wages in these countries with those in the Philippines. The salaries shown for all the countries except the Philippines fail to include any extra costs such as insurance payments or government fees. However, the salary figures provided for workers in the Philippines include all these additional charges and ShoreAgents fees.
The average salary of a Residential Architect in Australia
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$124,246 AUD
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$28,166 AUD
based in the Philippines
The average salary of a Residential Architectin New Zealand
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$112,326 NZD
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$31,716 NZD
based in the Philippines
The average salary of a Residential Architect in United Kingdom
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£54,222 GBP
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£16,458 GBP
based in the Philippines
The average salary of a Residential Architect in United States of America
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$95,286 USD
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$19,688 USD
based in the Philippines
The average salary of a Residential Architect in Canada
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$101,573 CAD
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$25,623 CAD
based in the Philippines
The average salary of a Residential Architect in Singapore

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$94,992 SGD
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$26,841 SGD
based in the Philippines
As you can see, the salaries of residential architects in the Philippines are significantly less than they are in other countries featured in the table. For example, you could hire four or five Filipino residential architects for the price of one in Australia, Canada, or the United States. You could employ about three residential architects in the Philippines for the price of one in Canada, New Zealand, or Singapore.
ShoreAgents is a real estate staffing solutions firm based in the Philippines. We provide cost-effective virtual staffing solutions for all property development positions.

Can a Residential Architect work virtually?

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The role of a residential architect can be handled virtually with preparation. You’ll need the following:
  • Reasonable expectations
  • A clearly defined job description
  • Task management software
  • Team buy-in
  • A day-to-day supervisor for the architect
ShoreAgents can help you define expectations, write a stellar job description, choose task management software, and gain team buy-in. We can also provide advice and coaching to ensure your virtual relationship works effectively.

Local Residential Architect Vs. Virtual Residential Architect

Our director grew his own real estate business by using virtual employees, so the ShoreAgents team believes a virtual residential architect is a better option than a local residential architect. However, you need to make the decision for your own firm. Here are some primary benefits of partnering with ShoreAgents to hire a virtual residential architect.
The cost of living and wages is significantly lower in the Philippines than in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Singapore. The salary differential is extensive because architects do professional jobs. ShoreAgents, based in the Philippines, can help you take advantage of these lower labor rates for quality residential architects.
You’ll also save even more money because you don’t have to equip a workstation for the virtual residential architect. We’ll provide a desk, computer, monitors, webcam, and headset in our modern offices.
Hiring can be a drawn-out process that takes a lot of time from your core business. However, if you partner with ShoreAgents to hire a virtual residential architect, we’ll do most of the work. We’ll do all the recruiting and background checks for you. We’ll also help you with the job description. All you need to do is sign up, tell us something about your firm, and tell us what you’re looking for. Then you’ll receive finalists to interview and select your virtual residential architect.
Staffing is our whole business at ShoreAgents. We have a vast network of real estate and property development professionals from which to recruit. We can provide you with an excellent residential architect.
We know retention is critical to your bottom line, and we provide several benefits to keep our architects engaged. Employee engagement results in lower absenteeism and better retention. One benefit we provide is a collegial and supportive environment. Your architect will work in a modern office with others in similar roles for other companies. We also offer continuing education. Learning opportunities also foster engagement.
Although the benefits of working with ShoreAgents to hire a virtual residential architect are significant, you will have to be willing to tweak your processes and expectations if a virtual residential architect is to succeed in your company. If you haven’t already, you’ll need to become accustomed to using task management software and have realistic expectations.
Ultimately, you decide whether a virtual residential architect is for your firm. If you want the benefits of a virtual architect — better retention, a highly competent professional, lower costs, and time savings — ShoreAgents can help you overcome any challenges.

What are the duties of an a Residential Architect?

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OK. So, what do residential architects do? Although the residential architect job description might vary slightly depending on the firm, there are some typical responsibilities, as follows:
  • Meet with clients to determine their needs.
  • Manage design projects from the concept development stage through to completion.
  • Develop and present project proposals, then adjust them as necessary to meet client needs.
  • Prepare drawings, blueprints, specifications, and construction documents.
  • Research and compile feasibility and environmental impact reports.
  • Ensure design projects meet safety standards and local planning regulations
  • Develop and manage budgets and timelines.
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the construction team.
  • Manage the project.
  • Do basic interior design, if needed
  • Monitor projects to ensure they comply with specifications.
A residential architect also has to possess specific characteristics and qualifications. Often these include:
  • A bachelor’s degree in architecture or a similar field and previous experience.
  • A relevant architectural specialty such as new construction, preservation, or renovations.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent technical drawing skills.
  • Good project management skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and architecture-related platforms such as AutoCAD, Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, and Newforma.
  • The ability to work well with others.
  • The ability to work quickly and accurately and meet tight deadlines.
  • Knowledge of codes and standards.
  • Excellent creativity.
  • Strong attention to detail.

Residential Architect Role

Many residential architecture duties can be performed virtually from any global location.
The table below demonstrates how many typical responsibilities a residential architect can perform virtually. If the duty can be completely performed from a remote location, we’ve marked it with a tick. If only an in-person team member can perform the duty, we’ve marked it with a cross. If a responsibility can mostly be fulfilled virtually but requires some in-person help, we’ve marked it with both a tick and a cross.
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Manage design projects from the concept development stage through to completion. check circlecancel circle
Develop and present project proposals, then adjust them as necessary to meet client needs.check circle
Prepare blueprints, drawings, specifications, and construction documents. check circle
Research and compile feasibility and environmental impact reports. check circle
Ensure design projects meet safety standards and local planning regulations. check circle
Develop and manage budgets and timelines.check circle
Work collaboratively with other members of the construction team.check circle
Manage the project.check circle
Do basic interior design, if needed. check circle
Monitor projects to ensure they comply with specifications. check circle
A virtual residential architect can complete most tasks without the help of an in-person team member. Client meetings depend upon the client’s preference, but many can meet using technology. Also, another team member will need to do on-site management.
If you want the benefits of hiring a virtual residential architect, we can help you write a job description that your virtual architect can do entirely from our Philippines office. We also can coach you and your architect to ensure your relationship blossoms.

Where to hire a Residential Architect?

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Local or Virtual?

Local

Hiring a worker from your community’s workforce is one option that probably seems familiar to you. Think about it, however. You probably don’t really want to spend your time recruiting and sorting through applications. You probably don’t want to have to find and equip a workspace. And, you may well be facing worker shortages in your community anyway, which means you’d have to settle for less than an excellent architect.

Hiring at ShoreAgents in the Philippines

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ShoreAgents handles the time-consuming details associated with hiring your virtual residential architect. We fine-tune your job description and manage all the recruitment through our vast networks. We present you with finalists, and you make the final decision on the architect that will best fit your firm. We do all the background checks and ensure all hiring regulations are met.
We also find a workspace in our comfortable, modern offices near other employees fulfilling similar roles.
ShoreAgents is based in the Philippines. Outsourcing to the Philippines is an excellent option for several reasons.
1. The country has a large workforce of 45 million people.
2. The people are well educated and work hard.
3. The BPO infrastructure is firmly established in the Philippines. It represents a large part of the economy, and the government supports its health.
4. English is one of the official languages of the Philippines, and every Filipino speaks English fluently.
5. The Spanish occupied the Philippines for several years. U.S. occupation followed. Because the United States and Spain were so prominent in Filipino history, the culture is similar to that of most European and European-originating countries.
6. The cost savings of hiring a virtual residential architect in the Philippines are significant. Some firms will find that they can employ four or five Filipino architects for the price of one local architect. Yet the quality of the work is the same.
ShoreAgents is a real estate staffing firm based in the Philippines. It is the only BPO managed day to day by a director who owned his own real estate firm. Our real estate and hiring expertise ensures you have the best residential architect possible.

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