FAQ Part One: The Client Self-Assessment

Posted on
January 23, 2019

Before you can sit down with an architect, you need to understand your position as the client. Here are some questions to guide your research process and direct your preliminary architect interviews: What will your responsibilities be? What will the costs look like, and what factors will influence the final budget? You need to figure out what you don’t know.

  • Who do I need to speak with to realize my dream?
  • How does the process work?
  • What will my project cost?
  • How long will this take?
  • How do I prepare my project expectations? What do I need to specify?
  • How do I present an architect my project expectations?
  • What questions should I prepare for my first meeting with an architect?
  • Who else should I be talking to?
  • What else should I check or ask about before I commit myself?

For many of these questions, you can begin to build an answer for yourself through Internet research or consulting with friends or family. However, we recommend that you also give serious weight to the answers that you get from your candidate designers, as they are the experts and will be the ones executing the project.

To find answers to these important questions, please download our free “How to Hire an Architect” brochure.

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