Residential architecture is a discipline within the architecture field that focuses on the design of residences, ranging from single-family homes to apartment complexes. There are a number of concerns that are unique to residential architecture, and skilled residential architects can be in high demand. Some of the most famous architects in the world are noted for their work on residences, including Frank Lloyd Wright, an architect noted for his innovative, distinctive, and totally unique home designs, many of which continue to be highly treasured decades after their construction.
Fundamentally, residential architecture is about designing and building homes that are functional and safe. Residential architects must think about prevailing building codes, safety issues, and functionality matters such as floor plans, placement of outlets, and other issues. They must also be able to work with their clients to develop homes that meet needs and expectations, and each client usually has a slightly different list of needs and requirements for a home.