WHY DO I NEED AN ARCHITECT?

Why do I need…

An Architect

This is a common question to many developers. Must I have an Architect in all my projects?

The answer is NO.

You shall need an architect only if:

  1. It is a legal requirement.

In most Urban areas in Kenya, county authorities require Architects (and other building consultants) to be involved within designated urban precincts. It is helpful to always check with the county administration for their requirements. You can avoid this…….

 

 

  1. You shall need an architect if the complexity of the project in your judgement needs the input of an Architect. You need an Architects if you are keen on any of these:
    1. Artistic Imagination and creativity in your project. Architects are specifically trained and practice to deliver this unique need to your project. It helps your project to stand out
    2. Practical and technical knowledge. Architects shall advise you on the material to use, the other consultants that you need, the need, identification and employment of a contactor as well as supervision and making sure you operate under the law.
    3. Satisfying the bigger goal. There is need for your project to be ethical and satisfy the social good; think of ensuring you don’t develop on public land or riparian. The architect is able to reconcile these needs with the more obvious need for profit……

……and get this

From,

Architect Gathogo Githatu’s Desk

12th March 2019

Arch-Link International Ltd

THE ELYSIAN HOTEL- RUNDA

The proposed Elysian hotel is a 4star hotel located in runda off kiambu road.The hotel when complete will have conference halls that can accommodate up-to 800 people,restaurants,coffee bar,140 room capacity,children playgrounds,swimming pool,gym and spa

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THIKA GREENS GOLF ESTATE

THIKA GREENS GOLF ESTATE is a premier gated community located along Thika super highway.It comprises of 3 phases, where phase1 and 3 entails approximately 1800 residential plots whereas phase 2 is a golf course estate.Arch-link international was involved in the master-plan of the estate and currently provides architectural plans for plot owners.

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PROPOSED 3GR Bunyala Complex

The proposed 3GR Tower is a mixed used development project comprising of 3 floor underground parking,4 floors of commercial stalls,1 floor of restaurants and eatery and 8 floors of 100 bed 3star hotel overlooking the city centre.

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PROPOSED MUA HILLS SUNSET VILLA

The proposed Mua Hills Sunset Villa is a residential cottage located on the slopes of Mua Hills.The steep slope landscape and vast view of the Hills provided an opportunity to design a house with views and topography in mind.

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PLANNING

The above are some of the projects we were involved in master planning.They include Thika Greens Golf Estate,Twin Rivers estate,Sunlakes Estate Thika,Kisima Park Lukenya and Lukenya gardens Estate.

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SAGANA HOTEL

The Sagana Hotel located in Kirinyaga County is a 4 star hotel comprising of 3 restaurants,6 conference halls,an amphitheater,swimming pool,lavish wedding grounds and wellness center.

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FOUNTAIN SCHOOLS, MWEA and TIGONI

The fountain schools in Mwea and Tigoni are private schools comprising of kindergarten,lower school from class 1 to 3 and upper school from class 4 to 8.Our task was planning ,design and implementation of the schools.

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ULTRA MODERN LIBRARY- BURUBURU

This project,which was sanctioned by the Kenya National Library Service(K.N.L.S), is an ultra modern library located in Buruburu Nairobi.It comprises a 5 floor library block,a 2 floor commercial block and a service block.

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NANYUKI GOLF VILLAGE

The proposed project is set on an 80 acre land and envisages an 9 hole golf course with cottages around and within the golf course.The cottages are designed to take full advantage of the scenic view of the golf course and refreshing outdoor experience.

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