Approaching an architect for the first time could be daunting. You might not know where to start and you may not know what approach to take. Do you have a design in mind? Entrust your current architectural dilemma to an experienced architectural design firm. A good way to start perhaps because is it not true that they always say experience counts. Even so, there will be many established firms out there.
It does not mean to say that a handful of them are going to be the right fit. This is daunting perhaps. You are still seemingly at sea. What to do next? Well, you have to try them at least. Pick out a few, its narrowing down the list of options currently available to you, those who gave a hint that they would like to hear from you first. It’s a trademark skill. Good listening skills. Let’s hear what the client has to say before jumping to any conclusions.
Before rushing into any impractical and unworkable ‘solutions’ (?). Once the experienced architect has heard the client through, and gone further; inspected the premises in question it could be a current building in serious decline, or it could be an open lot and one more thing also needs to be said; the surrounding settings need to be taken into account (client’s premises and surrounds need to complement each other) as well only then will the architect be best placed to make a qualified analysis.
This is usually by way of a set of drawings which are never too archaic or technical for the client to miscue. It must make sense to the client. And of course, the sales side does come into play in the sense that the architect makes the proposed project as appealing as possible to the client.