When it comes to building construction and renovation, selecting the right architecture firm to work with is one of the most integral steps to guaranteeing a successful project. From the initial meeting to discuss your vision through to concept design, drawing revisions, and final blueprints, the ability to forge a strong relationship with your architectural team helps to ensure exceptional results. Whether you’re looking to design a groundbreaking new development or overhaul an existing structure, knowing the right questions to ask early on will put you at a significant advantage. Below are a few key areas to keep in mind when searching for a firm to partner with.
First Things First
As with any major project, one of the most important part of the development process is conducting internal research. Doing your “homework” will help your team identify crucial information that informs the rest of the process. Aspects you’ll want to consider prior to contacting external firms include details like:
- Time frame
- The structure of involved stakeholders, etc.
- The functionality of the space/unique needs, and more.
While your architecture team can help you narrow down your specific needs and project requirements, going in with an informed vision will allow you to expedite the discovery process and make it easier to select a firm that closely aligns with your vision.
Compile A List Of Prospects
If you don’t already have a vetted list of firms prepared, it’s best to spend some time researching external architectural teams. Look for firms with proven experience in projects similar to your upcoming build, and ensure that all potential teams are qualified to take on your scale of work prior to reaching out.
Reach Out Early On
Ideally, you’ll want to give yourself plenty of time to find your architecture team before moving into construction. Follow up with your potential firms as early as possible to reduce your chances of facing delays during busier seasons, or even being forced to partner with a less experienced firm due to existing client demand.
Focus On Communication and Qualifications
Two of the most crucial points to consider when deliberating on prospective firms are communication and qualifications. While qualifications are fairly self-explanatory, the ability to communicate clearly and consistently with your architecture team is a factor that is often overlooked. Since collaboration is a key part of any project, working with a firm that values transparency and accessibility with its clients will save you time, money, and avoid countless headaches down the line.
Meet Kumar Architecture
Kumar Architecture is a leading firm throughout the Western Canada region, servicing clients located in Alberta, British Columbia, and Manitoba. With 8 years of industry experience, our team is equipped to tackle projects from a vast array of sizes and scopes, as well as applications. As a smaller firm with big capabilities, Kumar values our ability to offer our clients more personalized service, including face to face meetings, readily available communication, transparency throughout the entire project, and more.
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