Residential architecture, also called domestic architecture, is the design and building of residential properties. These projects include multi-unit residential buildings, single-family homes, renovations and remodels. Residential architects differ from commercial architects, who use their architectural skills and education to design workplaces.
Residential architects approach heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) and electrical systems differently than other architects. Their designs tend to be focused on aesthetic appeal, and they might have more creative freedom with projects. Zoning regulations, building codes and materials are other differences in residential architecture. Professionals work for construction and architecture firms, real estate developers and homeowners. Some residential architects are self-employed. More information here.