What is a Building Designer?
The simple answer is that Building Designers design buildings, but in fact there is much more to what has become the profession of building design.
BDA estimates that 75-80% of residential work is currently designed by Building Designers. These figures appear to be consistent with the findings of other groups.
Building Designers have “grown up” from the drafting services, which served the building industry so well in the 1970s and 1980s. These people had gained a reputation of providing practical designs. They were known to “listen” to the client and design what the client actually wanted.
The Building Designer has changed over the years. Since the 1980s they have become more professional and organised, both individually and as a group, but have still maintained the practical qualities that have always proved attractive to clients.