For years, architects and interior designers have done an impressive job for homeowners, commercial and office spaces, dedicated to delivering their client’s wants and needs. However, in this digital age, much has changed. Audiovisual technology has revolutionized the way building spaces are imagined and designed, creating a new paradigm that requires architects, interior designers, and AV specialists to work together from the initial stages of any construction project.
Here is why it’s of utmost importance this trio should work together:
Maintaining the Aesthetics of the Design:
Most clients prefer to conceal AV technology in their homes or offices. They want a design that is functional yet beautiful. Designers benefit by having an AV specialist know a room’s layout through their vision. They will be able to locate any hidden-behind-the-wall impediments that may affect special lighting features, sound systems, or designated entertainment areas. They are also vital in creating and designing quality technology systems that achieve seamless integration within a space both aesthetically and efficiency in performance.
Some home improvements can cost a lot of money while adding no significant value to your home. On the other hand, an efficient climate control system not only lowers your bills but also provides a strong selling point if you ever decide to part with your home in future. Because most buyers weigh the cost of energy bills, HVAC repairs, and replacement while looking for a home to buy, having an efficient climate-control system in place will attract potential buyers.
Keeping The Overall Vision:
By partnering with an AV specialist, architects and designers can rest assured their vision for the look and feel of the space will be maintained, as well as the timeline of installing these components.
Maintaining Architectural/Structural Design:
When it comes to the construction phase, architects should consider any AV technology system that is within the plan. Designing and specifying all AV systems at the initial phase of any architectural project will ensure that the systems get the necessary financial plan. Unfortunately, audiovisual technology is often overlooked, leading to further complications down the line. AV is an expensive technology to retrofit if it’s not incorporated in the initial phases. When working together with architects, AV specialists ensure that all the necessary elements are included in the construction phase.
Coexistence of Devices:
Installing different AV technologies is not as easy as it seems. There is a lot to consider before various technologies become functional. Different devices have an impact on each other. To mitigate the challenges that come with the multiple devices coexisting, coordination from the interior designers, architects, and AV specialists is crucial.
The risk of not involving an AV specialist in the architectural and interior designing process can drive extra costs and trigger other challenges for building owners. AV technology is expensive to retrofit when not incorporated in the initial design phase.
Staying Current on Technological Trends:
As an architect or designer, it can be challenging to stay current about other aspects of the job that aren’t directly related to your specialty. Because technology is continually evolving, few architects and designers are aware of all the technical aspects of the latest technology. Partnering with an AV specialist will ensure you are working with someone who is up to date on all the most recent home technologies, trends, and products.
Summing it Up:
Today, many people want their space to be creatively planned, comfortable, and intriguing. For overall success and to suit the client’s requirements, the collaboration of architects, interior designers, and AV specialist is necessary.