Knowing how the external facades of a proposal will look is another important aspect of a design that has to be designed appropriately.

Many can easily overlook the appearance of the elevations for a design, but it is imperative that the external look of a building fits within its surroundings. Through the use of elevations it is also easy to understand the proposed buildings relationship with other nearby buildings or vegetation, which might have a detrimental impact on the architectural style of a design.

As with the floor plans, well thought out and designed elevations can enhance the experience of the building user.