You and Your Architects
Hiring an architect could be the best decision you'll make for your residential or commercial design project. If you've never worked with an architect, though, you're likely to have many questions. We'll help you get through the design process.
There are few things more satisfying than a successful design project. The secret to success lies in the professional, business, and personal relationships between owner and architect.
You and Your Architect, is a great little electronic brochure by the American Institute of Architects, we stumbled across recently, provides guidance on how to establish and benefit from those relationships.
Our own experience tells us that successful projects—those that achieve the desired results for owners, users, and architects—result from informed clients working with skilled architects to form professional, business, and often personal relationships, and at Brenchley Architects we value that nexus where all the ideas meet and become something tangible and move beyong vison and into reality. The relationship between client, Architect and builder are usuallu formed early on and are nourished by clear communication, mutually understood expectations, and a willingness of both client and architect to understand and accept their responsibilities for realizing a successful project.
As the AIA states "Building in today’s marketplace is a complex undertaking requiring many different products and skills. Your architect understands the complexities and works with you to design an appropriate response to your requirements. In turn, your architect works in your interest within the building industry and can help you greatly to transform the design into a wonderful building."