If you’ve ever looked into the history of construction, you’ve likely come across the term “master builder.” While you don’t see that term tossed around very much in today’s construction world, this doesn’t mean that master builders have disappeared.

Historically, the master builder was considered the central figure that ensured that quality construction work took place. He had an in-depth knowledge of how to use various construction materials; he also crafted designs, directed the work, and often participated in the manual labor. In other words, he was the precursor to modern architects and engineers.

Granted, the modern-day architect no longer has the scope to cover design, engineering, and on-site construction. However, the knowledge and skills obtained by an architect still live up to many of the “master builder” principles of old.

Though a modern architect may no longer perform on-site construction work, they lay the groundwork for a project’s success by developing designs, and then translating those designs into models and specifications. They help determine which materials should be used in the work. They examine and address any engineering concerns that may be relevant to the property. In other words, an architect guides much of the building process.

While your project may not have a “master builder” assigned to oversee the work, you can rest assured that with a quality architect on your side you’ll see masterful results.