The first questions for your future Architect?

13 May
2019

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What are the first questions you should ask to your future Architect?

You could need an architect to renovate your property or for building your new build villa.

Let’s check the case of the new build villa but many of these questions would be the same for a renovation case.

 

The questions for your new build architect

 

We could regroup the questions into 3 different sections:

 

1. The Architect

 

The first questions are related to the experience of the architect:

  • Could you provide some references with your last realization?
  • Have you done similar projects?
  • Describe a recent project? With costs experienced vs budgeted? What about the timing for the realization?

 

Don’t forget to ask about his style?

  • What is your design philosophy?

 

Finally, check if he is insured.

  • Are you insured against claims?

 

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2. Your Project

  • How do you collaborate with your customers?
  • Who will be my contact within your company?
  • How documented is your project?
  • Do you have ideas for this project?
  • What are the challenges for this project?
  • What potential do you see in this project?
  • What is the expected budget?
  • Do you help to find / negotiate with contractors?
  • Do you do the on site follow up?
  • Environment and building efficiency?
  • How difficult is it to get the building permit?
  • When should I get the building permit?
  • How long will it take to build my project?

 

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3. The contract

  • Fees: What are the items covered? Are there items not covered? For any item not covered, what is the hourly rate?
  • What is the schedule for the architect work? For the building?
  • What materials will I receive on the property?

 

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Further reading?

 

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Stéphane 

Senior analyst and strategist at HTBIS

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