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Architectural Resources

Interior design and decorators work within architectural communities and as such are often working closely with the services offered by those communities. A designer isn’t able to complete the full design of a home or commercial building but is often responsible for the interior and layout to the extent that they cover a majority of the services that are required for the building. Some also like to employ the help of professional graphic designers or CAD specialists to produce presentation drawings and images and often working drawings as well. While they may be capable (and should be capable) of producing 3D images and working drawings there are often companies that offer this service and are much more efficient at producing that sort of documentation. The designer may also wish to employ cost control through a quantity surveyor or to have a professional project manager put the project together while the designer concentrates on the design.

Architectural services can also include specialist lighting where a lighting designer is able to design not only to great effect but with efficiency in mind in a commercial building. They will ensure that lighting levels, sources and types of fittings meet code and also the create the desired effect that the designer or decorator requires. While ultimately the designer will be responsible for the aesthetic effect and light effect they want within that part of the interior.

Other specialist architectural services will include HVAC or heating ventilation and air conditioning. While this is a luxury in a smaller home its extremely valuable inside a commercial building where ventilation is critical. Many if not all new commercial buildings are often sealed and airtight by design and require specialist ventilation systems. This is often done generically before the fit out of the building including the known occupancy. When the interior designer plans the interior layout especially in a high occupancy office building then all areas that are habitable require ventilation and heating and cooling to code before the building can be occupied and used. A specialist in this area will advise the designer and more often than not check and confirm the capacity of the system for its intended use. The same with lighting services, fire detection and prevention services and electrical and data if the system is to carry hundreds if not thousands of users.

Architectural Company Resources

House Plans

America’s Best House plans offer an extensive collection of home plans and garage plans from the nation’s best home designers and architects.

Find Architects Searching for Architects, Landscape Architects

Which meet your project criteria on Domain Design, Australia.

Architectural Illustration Arts

Sketch-plus provides architectural illustration services for architects, homeowners, realtors and builders.

3D Rendering and

We provide a full range of 3D rendering, animation, modeling and conversion service including design development and modeling for the construction & design industry.

GreatCad, CAD Drafting, CAD drafting Services and CAD conversion

GreatCAD is your greatest source for CAD drafting services. We provide a full range of cad drafting services including design development, building plans, construction documents, as-built drawings, and mechanical, electrical and plumbing drawings.

Cabinet Shop Drawings, Cad Shop Drawings, Casework Shop Drawings, Millwork Shop Drawings, Cabinet Engineering.

Cabinet shop drawings for custom commercial, institutional and residential cabinetry and millwork, and commercial, institutional, and laboratory casework. High quality, cost effective and timely.

Home plan drafting, House plan drafting

House plan, Home plan Get your house plans done by professionals

Autocad drafting service, drafting service, autocad drafting, Cad conversion 2D-3D Drafting AutoCAD

Drafting Service provides architectural drafting services including design development, construction documents, as-built drawings, and mechanical, electrical and plumbing drawings.

Custom House Plans, Custom Home Plans, Home Plans, House Plans

Custom Home plans, custom House plans for your dream home, full set of construction drawings ready for permit submittal, custom home plan and house plan are our specialty.

Designer Doors Your direct source for exceptional doors and fine architectural hardware.

Design Forward Straw Bale House

An architectural design firm promoting the use of straw bale construction, sustainable and green building, renewable energy, and modern architecture.

House Plans

American Gables, Inc. is a residential design firm specializing in single family home designs for builders and home buyers.

Architectural Plans preparations, submission for Local Authority Planning & Building Control approval, information on Planning and Building Regulations approvals to advice on hiring builders

Shopfitting Eureka Display Limited

Shopfitting manufacturers of slatwall panels, counter & display units, retro wall systems and shopfitting slat wall accessories. See our slatwall displays today.

Urban House Plans Online

Collection of innovative North American house plans designed by top European-trained house designers. Visit us to browse our house plans.

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Lee Brown is the co founder of, she has worked in the Interior Design Industry for over 23 years, specializing in commercial, hospitality, high end architectural homes and retail design. Over the past 13 years Lee and Chris Brown have been collating their wealth of design knowledge to provide free interior decorating education to the world. Make sure you register for your free ecourse today. Free Interior Decorating eCourse