When you have to make sure that your office space is somewhere your team will thrive, you need to call in the experts. Architectures aren’t just ideal for the outside of buildings – they also have an incredible vision that can be used in the interior too. 

Choosing the right architect for your project isn’t always easy, though – it can take time to get it right. Look for leaders in the field with a long reputation for quality, like David DeQuattro.

Here is how to find the right person or team for the job. 

Research 

You need to know your budget, the space you have to work with, and what you want to do with it. With some research, you’ll find firms that are local to you and the range of people they have in their team. Review each team member’s profile to understand what they’d bring to the project. 

Chats 

If the architect is difficult to get hold of, or they never seem to have time to talk to you – this is a sign that they aren’t the one for you. You’ll need to discuss your needs face-to-face and how they can cater to them. 

The interaction between you and the team will matter because almost all projects like this will hit some snags. Working well together is a must. 

It is also during these discussions you can get an understanding of a practical timeline and costs. 

Keep these things in mind: 

  • Can they work with your budget, or were they keen to increase it – did they respect your boundaries
  • Where they are interested and excited by the project
  • How many similar projects have they completed
  • Did you meet everyone that will work on the project

Check out past work. 

The right architects will want to show off their projects and will be more than happy to take you to visit their other completed works. While looking at photos is great, looking at the work in person can give you a real sense of what they can do. Considering how they have used the space and the material used, you can even ask if they were under budget and stuck to the timeline. 

Use this as an opportunity to dig. 

Process

One of the most important things you’ll need to consider is how the firm works. How do they work, and how will that work for you? Ask them to take you through a typical project process so that you can get a feel for it. 

Even if their portfolio is impressive, you might find that you are uncomfortable or perhaps don’t understand the logic behind their process – and the relationship can’t go further. 

Basic Service

The AIA outlines architects’ basic services, frequently mentioned in architecture firms’ proposals. However, you might require assistance from an architect to create a precise project brief before Basic Services start. 

Pre-Design, a feasibility study, or a needs analysis are the must-take steps here. 

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