TEN THINGS YOU SHOULD EXPECT FROM YOUR RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECT
1. Listening skills. After all, it’s all about you. Architects need to listen to your wants and needs before they add their wisdom and talent.
2. Communication skills. Architects must be able to communicate in a way that makes sense to their client. Good verbal explanations are especially helpful with drawings and 3D models, helping clients visualize what the new space will provide.
3. Problem solving skills. It might be solving a drainage problem, creating space where none existed before or adapting an old house to accommodate a changing lifestyle. You’ll want to rely on your architect’s ability to think outside the box for creative solutions to any number of challenges that might arise.
4. Design skills. Good design covers both form (beauty) and function (the needs of the client). While styles may vary, good design should jump off the page. Check out the architect’s web sites and look at both interior and exterior photos for a comprehensive assessment of their work.