In a previous blog we wrote about if a architect is a useful hire, and who specifically may want to consider hiring an architect. You can read more about that here in our blog Should You Hire An Architect? Once you decide your project requires the skills of an architect, your next dilemma may be […]
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Once you decide your project requires the skills of an architect, your next dilemma may be “how” to hire one.
Architects usually have a degree from an accredited college, but they also must complete a certain number of intern hours under a licensed professional, as well as take a series of exams.
Ask family and friends first for referrals, and if you see a house you like you may even want to ask the homeowner if they used an architect.
Architects are usually generalists, yet some firms specialize in certain project types. Each project offers distinct different sets of challenges, and each architectural firm offers a blend of skills and experience.
The most successful architect and client relationships are born out of compatibility. Patience in taking time to select the right architect for you and your project will guarantee the project runs as smoothly as possible with the outcome as close as possible to your vision. Keep in mind you’ll spend a great amount of time working with your architect, and you want to enjoy the relationship.
Once you’ve compiled a list of potential architects for your project set up interviews.
Here are some questions to start with when interviewing your potential architect:
As with anything it often comes down to a gut feeling, knowing if the architect is the right fit for you and your project.