Many owners seek an architect to act as their representative during the design and construction process. An architect can offer technical expertise the owner may not possess, resulting in considerable savings of time and money. During design, the architect acting as the Owner’s Representative can offer a “second set of eyes,” critiquing the design architect’s work for feasibility, constructability, and cost (this function is also frequently performed by a contractor in the capacity of a Construction Manager). During construction, the architect acting as Owner’s Representative can ensure high-quality work, minimize change orders, and help maintain schedules. Perhaps most importantly, hiring an expert to oversee your design and construction process gives you one less thing to worry about.