Particularly, architecture involves building and designing of buildings by architects in order to come up with the best and most appropriate design. In this regards, architectural framework involves the set and agreed common practices by various stakeholders in the building industry. The framework involves various agreed ways of interpreting, creating, and describing an architectural structure. Therefore, the main function of the framework is to ensure uniformity in the construction industry (Albino et. al, 2015).
Significantly, the framework aims at maintaining the industry through having some guidelines that any architecture should apply in their designs. Mostly, the framework contains the minimum set practices that any architect should follow when designing an architectural structure. The various examples of an architectural framework include the open group architectural framework (TOGAF) and the Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework. Mainly, the framework governs the architectural description, provides the requirements for the development of architectural models, and views (Musil et. al, 2015).
In coming up with the best architectural framework, various stakeholders such as the users and developers discuss the key architectural aspects of the design. The aim is to come up with best architectural model for use in the design. Consequently, the aspects discussed enables the architectural framework used to create an acceptable system acceptable to all the stakeholders involved. Particularly, the framework allows some uniformity in the industry as it is the foundation of any design. Hence, the proper implementation of the framework enhances efficiency in the construction industry and promotes the architectural profession (Morris et. al, 2016)
Conclusively, the framework helps in protecting the stakeholders from faulty and substandard designs and promotes effectiveness. According to Lake, 2014, the architectural framework forms the basis upon which the stakeholders come into agreement on the architecture aspects involving the design. Therefore, the aspects create satisfaction and help in improving efficiency in the architectural works in question. In this regard, every design should involve the application of certain acceptable framework to create the satisfaction of all stakeholders for the project under implementation.
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