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 various types of architects are; 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.
Making the perfect choice in an architect helps the client make their vision into a reality. 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.
A brief should be compiled on what the client expects to be done for the architect to review and look into. The architect should analyze the brief and give advice on it which the client can use to tell if they are perfect for the job or not.
Looking through design magazines also offers insight as it constantly has information on the best architects out there along with pictorial evidence.
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 cost of the services charged by the architect is also a key factor to look at. A good architect will consider negotiation with the client on the price they charge but not compromise the quality of work they will do.
Finding the right architect also involves looking for the one that listens to what you want for your project and execute it as per the demands.
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.