Architectural design is an investment, not a cost.

When it comes to building their home, most people see the architectural design as a cost. In this article, we’ll show you why working with an architect and drawing up a good architectural design is not a cost, but an investment. Whether your project is for your own use or for investment, from the get go the architect should help you define your investment strategy.



Through years of training and professional qualification, architects acquire the knowledge to materialise their aspirations. They design projects with creativity and talent, always paying attention to your wishes and needs, and as such, the earlier they are involved in the process, the better the results will be.

In this way, the architect will save you money because a well-designed and well-constructed building has numerous advantages and will be an excellent investment in the medium to long term.

The Importance of a Well-Structured Architectural Design for the Successful Construction of a Space

Architectural design plays a fundamental role in the creation of spaces, as it guarantees that they fulfil all your fundamental needs.

The design is made up of several phases and each one is dedicated to supporting you in each challenge, whether it’s defining the divisions and functions of each space, detailing construction systems and finishes, calculating costs and deadlines, choosing the builder, and finally supporting you in the materialisation of all the work, in the execution of the work, accompanying you with the right choices and decisions and, above all, with sound reasoning.

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In short, an architectural design goes beyond simply creating physical structures, it shapes the way we interact with the environment around us, influencing our daily lives in diverse and profound ways.

Functionality, aesthetics, safety and sustainability are just a few of the interconnected aspects that must be carefully considered in any architectural development. By investing in a solid design, you are investing in the present and the future, inspiring and raising the quality of life.

Find out a little more about Ana Timóteo

Ana Maria Timóteo was born in Lisbon in 1982. She grew up in Almada and has always been connected to arts, having studied Arts and Crafts at secondary school and attended various courses and classes in Arts and Crafts, materials and recovery. She graduated in Architecture at the Faculdade de Arquitetura of the Universidade (Técnica) de Lisboa in 2006. She began her professional activity in 2007 and in 2009 founded Atelier ProjectoArte – Arquitectura, mainly dedicated to housing and service projects, in the areas of licensing, but also with a lot of work carried out in the area of execution and detail design. She has attended various training courses related to Architecture, Heritage Rehabilitation and Conservation, and learning about traditional portuguese materials and techniques