Architect's glossary


A qualified person, whose job is to design the plan of a building and to direct its execution. The profession of architect requires both technical and artistic knowledge. It is now regulated and validated by a state diploma.


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The vocation of the architect is to participate in all that relates to the development of space and more particularly to the act of building.

The architect is involved in the construction, rehabilitation, adaptation of landscapes, public or private buildings, for residential, professional, industrial, commercial use, etc. Its competition is compulsory for the establishment of the architectural project subject to a request for a building permit (except for the exceptional cases provided for by article 4 of the law on architecture). The architect meets the expectations of each user by ensuring respect for the collective interest.

The architect is charged by the client, called the client, to design the architectural project.

This project defines by plans and written documents the location of the buildings, their composition, their organization and the expression of their volume as well as the choice of materials and colors.

In addition to establishing the architectural project, the architect is competent to intervene at all levels of a project, from design to completion of the work:

The architect can fulfill his missions all the better if he takes charge of the operation from start to finish.

Close and available, the architect is in the best position to assist you in all site monitoring operations.

It guides you through the building process and helps you turn your ideas into reality by getting the most out of a site.

Its complete service is a factor of quality, performance and savings over time.

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