4 Things to Keep In Mind Before You Hire An Architect
Otherwise, a lot of times, we tend to hasten our decision to hire one – only to get our faulty work redone.
So here are 4 things you need to keep in mind before you entrust your project to an architect.
Amazing portfolio. Not all architects have an amazing stack of portfolio to showcase. As a result, the experience needed to take the project to the next level requires ample amount of confidence, versatility, and vision – which, to a large extent, reflects from your past credentials. So ensure that you study the past credentials and assess the work before you pick that architect.
Hire regardless of size. This one is crucial: look for an architect who has worked on multiple projects – big and small – categorically smaller projects, as this shows the architect’s sense of autonomy, entrepreneurial quality, and flexibility to work in small teams in a startup-kind-of setup.
Have an eye for Design. Of course, not all architects have a design-bent of mind. After all there are interior designers for that job, then why architects? Because you need to ensure that the architectural fee you are bearing needs to be in proportion to the construction cost. The answer is: it all depends on your project’s budget and skills requirement. And for that reason, you should never compromise with the design and its experience it renders for your project stakeholders. The overall look and feel of the construction site (though rests with your designers), also needs the architect’s eye to ensure that it meets the design intent that you initially set for you and your team.
Can be a multi-tasker. This one is warranted. Whether inspecting ongoing work or visiting the job site, or computer drafting, the architect needs to juggle many things at one go to never feel bored doing the same thing every day. Multi-tasking can never leave you at an impasse – and that is what you should be looking in an architect to carry out the project’s responsibilities effectively.
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