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Finding the Right Architect The client-architect relationship is rather delicate, involving meetings about your habits and hobbies, your preferences, and even your most private relationships. Hence, you want your choice to be right the first time. The tips that follow will help you check the personality, design principles and communication skills of your prospects. In the end, you want to find the architect who best suits your situation, your preferences and your budget. Referrals Like most other professionals, architects get good portion of their business from the grapevine. Ask friends, relatives and coworkers for referrals. But don’t think you have to limit yourself within your community. In this day and age, it’s not surprising for an architect to work remotely on a project.
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An architect’s profile or website must provide complete information on their previous projects, as well as give you a vibe for the principles that govern their design practice. Sustainability? A neighborhood fit? Being bold? Talk to professionals in a related field. For example, general contractors and interior designers can be good sources of architect referrals. A contractor and an architect who work perfectly as a team is probably the single most important requirement of a successful project. The American Institute of Architects The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and other organizations also make good sources of prospects. Architects vs. Designers When looking for design help, you may encounter people who call themselves architects or designers. Here’s the difference. Licensed architects hold a degree from an accredited college or university, have done thousands of intern hours under a licensed professional, and have taken a series of eight rigorous exams with flying colors. On the other hand, designers are those whose experience may consist of a drafting class at a city college — or they may even hold a master’s in architecture from Harvard with decades of experience as a principal at one of the biggest firms in the country, except they didn’t get their license for some reason. Initial Consultation As soon as you’ve found a good prospect or two, interview them. This first meeting must cost you nothing, or go find another candidate. Ask as many questions as you think you need to. Do you have work samples I can see? How do you plan to approach my project? How much do I pay you and how? How long to completion are we looking at, from design to building permits to construction? Clearly, there are more questions to ask, but the above can be your starting point. Budget No matter how much you plan to spend, be upfront from the get go. A great architect can always create something great for your buck. Lastly, a great architect may be more expensive than your average one, but certainly, he’ll be worth it.