The role of an architect is to plan, review and design buildings. The architect helps the clients who want to build their homes or building by designing the building and also giving them advice on it.
The array of architects that one can find is; residential architects, commercial or public architects, industrial architects, landscape architects, interior design architects, and green architects.
The services that one can get from architects includes coordinating other consultants, measurement survey and drawings, condition survey and analysis of zoning, interior design, sustainability advice and design, conservation and preservation skills, project management, master planning and urban design and lastly dispute resolution services, building design, development of programs, applying for construction permits, project supervisor design process, and administrating the building contract.
Realization of the client’s dream home or building is possible through choice of the right architect. Ways to source good architects includes ; do they listen to the client, budget for the project, research online for a good architect, look through design and construction magazines, getting a brief in place, recommendations, their experience in the field, previous works of the architect.
The client should make a short brief list of what they want the project to focus on and their expectations on the job. Feedback by the architect concerning the brief can be a good argument base to finding a good architect.
Reading construction and design magazines helps a lot in giving useful information on where you can get some of the best architects and has samples of their work.
Reviews and online presence of the architect can be seen through searching online. The website represents the brand of the architect so a well designed website shows the level of seriousness in which they carry themselves and also the reviews attest to their quality of work as per previous clients that they have worked with.
The experience of the architect in the field is also very important in choosing one as the ones with more experience give better results than start ups.
The budget for the project is also equally important in terms of the cost of the services for designing the building charged by the architect. Choice of the right architect will e one who understands the financial capability of the client and work around it without compromising on the quality of services that they provide.
The best architect will also listen to their clients and know what they want.
Evaluation of previous works completed and which were designed by the architects is a great way to see the quality of work and the services they claim to deliver and also helps one in making a decision on whether to trust them with their project or not.