How to Design a House

"I would like to design and build my own home.

I have taken several architecture classes and was wondering if I am allowed to design the house myself or if the plans need to be looked over by an architect or engineer before I build?


Brandon in Michigan"


Each state has their own regulations about who can design a house.

My sources indicate that Michigan will allow anyone to design a house less than 3,500 square feet in area. Larger houses must be designed by a licensed professional.
In some states, the rules vary by town, so you should always check with your local building department.

Good luck,
David Moore, AIA
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