A Guide to Choosing the Best Commercial Architects in South Africa

Of course, you want the architect with the most experience and best reputation, but an overlooked aspect to consider is whether you like the personality of that person. You are going to spend a good amount of time talking with the architect, and if your personalities clash, it is going to be unpleasant. If you work with a larger team of commercial architects, still make sure that the culture and approach of the team are suitable for your project.

Tips for Choosing Commercial Architects

Although you are looking for a person you can get along with for the job, other things are just as important to consider. Below is a short list:

  • View the company/architect’s previous designs.
  • Get quotes from multiple commercial architects.
  • Have a chat with clients from their past projects.
  • Arrange a meeting with the whole team.
  • Take a day off to get a walk-through of the company’s office.

Get an Architect Outside of the Company for Advice

By getting advice from a professional outside of the firm you are using, you get a second opinion. This could help you decide at the end of the day if your first choice is the best, or if you would like to go with another company. Regardless of what either commercial architect says, the one with the final say is you. The only reason to get another opinion is when you are unsure of what you want. You are welcome to call us if you are currently working with commercial architects but would like a second opinion.

Do Your Research

It is important to know what the commercial architects you have chosen can do. By viewing some of the designs by the company or person, you can get an idea of their level of expertise. As such, we invite you to view some of our completed projects, which will give you an indication of our experience and competencies.

If you want to know what the strengths of a company are, talking to past clients is the best way to find out. Through listening to people who have worked with them, you will get the client’s perspective.

Meet with the team, because you work with all of them, not just one person in particular. Taking a stroll through their office will also give you an idea of the professionalism of the company.

We invite you to view our projects, speak to some of our satisfied clients, and visit our offices where you can meet our team of highly skilled commercial architects.

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