What do People Look for In a Building Design?

Posted on: January 29, 2015 by NSM Insurance

What do People Look for In a Building Design?

Whether an architect’s client is restoring a building or building from scratch, they probably have a good idea of the look and feel that they’re after. Typically, they will have taken the time to consider what they like, whether for a residential space or a luxury business facility.

Oftentimes, business owners and homeowners alike will look through magazine and architectural books to learn what layouts are out there, and often take from those sources suggestions to show to their architect when they need their building laid out. Your architect and building designer clients have a duty to manage client expectations in a way that is ethical, but also in a way that will help them gain and retain their business.

Managing client expectations means that the architect or designer must make it clear to their customer that they may need to change the layouts before building to prevent expensive changes that are outside of the intended budget. Ultimately, the customer is charge of the layout whether they are building from the ground up or changing construction in an already existing project. However, your architect clients have a duty to be realistic and informative about what they can expect for the price they are willing to pay.

When considering a building design, it’s often helpful for the property owner to see pictures of what an architect has made before. They may choose to go a different direction; however as with any type of service, customers know what to expect if they are given a basis first.

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