How to Select an Architect
Selecting an Architect to help you design your home is a very important decision. It is imperative that you find someone that you feel will hear what you have to say and translate it into the home of your dreams. But without a crystal ball, how can you tell who you should pick to be your architect?
The first point to consider is talk to and get a quote from more than one architect (just make sure that you are comparing apples with apples on the cost side.) Once you think you have ‘found the one’ ask to speak to some current clients. Then ask to be introduced to the entire team, not just the lead architect.
Once you have had chatted with everyone, checked references and looked at portfolios, it is usually possible to determine who is the best fit for you. Keep in mind one of the most sought after attributes you should look for in an architect is find one who is a good listener.
If you ask 10 architects for a design of a home, you will get 10 different designs. You want to select the architect who will design your dwelling after having listened to every aspect of what you are looking for in a dream home!