The duties of the architect. The architect hired by a client is responsible for creating a design concept that meets the client's requirements and that provides an adequate installation for the required use.

In this, the architect must meet the client and issues to determine all the requirements and nuances of the planned project. This information, known as a program or a summary, is essential to produce a project that meets all the needs and desires of the owners and also a guide for the architect in the creation of the design concept . It may be that the architect needs height limitations, parking requirements, transparency requirements (windows), and land use to comply with local planning and zoning laws, such as necessary setbacks.

Some established jurisdictions require adherence to design guidelines and historical preservation. Paper documentation The architect has the task and responsibility to document the design concept, in such a way that it provides the detailed plans and the information used by the different contractors, directly. In this, there is a transition that is required to convert the design language to the terms of construction and information, directions and instructions.

This work requires a large part of professional fees and ample time for production. The higher the quality of these documents, the more construction will be enabled and facilitated. This is a job that is inevitable and necessary. In addition, the working drawings must be accompanied by the appropriate construction specifications. The two sets of documents must be closely coordinated, supplementary and complementary, in order to be inseparable, that is, the project can not be built using a single set of documents. The reason for this is that some information is easily represented graphically, while other data can not be represented and must be presented in written form.