Tips for Hiring an Architect

Tips for Hiring an Architect

January 20, 2015

Constructing or remodeling a building is no small task, and you’ll need a solid team on your side to make sure the job gets done right. Whether you are starting new construction, putting on an addition, or completely reorganizing an existing floor plan, a reputable architect can help ensure that you get exactly what you want. The architect you hire can significantly impact the way the project turns out, so it’s important to choose wisely. Read on for tips on how to hire an architect.

Ask About Your Budget

Before you embark on a construction or remodeling projects it’s essential to have a clear idea of your budget. You should have a target cost as well as a bit of leeway so that you can be flexible as the project is underway. When you are looking for an architect, be up front about how much you are planning to spend. Ask the architect for ways to achieve your goals to meet your budget. He should be able to give you an idea of his plan of how to keep your project within your spending limits.

Ask for References

Any reputable architect should have a list of satisfied clients that you can contact to ask about his firm and their work. Do your research thoroughly, and search online for reviews in addition to contacting those clients. You should also ask to see your architect’s portfolio for an idea of what he has already accomplished, and to see if you think your design aesthetics are compatible.

Ask for Honesty

When you are getting ready to hire an architect, you should expect clear answers to all of your questions. If you are unsatisfied with a vague answer, ask for clarification or move on to your next potential architect. The relationship between you and your architect should be transparent so that you both are satisfied with the process and the outcome of the project at hand.

Sears Gerbo Architecture Firm in Tucson has built our reputation on more than 60 combined years of experience in architectural planning, management, design, budgeting, and more. Contact us at (520) 722-5079 or visit our website for a look at a few of the projects we have completed for a wide variety of clients.


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