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8 Questions to Ask Before You Hire an Architect

Updated: Dec 7, 2020



Let’s face it: the stakes are high when it comes to any kind of home building or renovations. Chances are, you’ll need the professional services of an architectural designer to help bring your vision to life.


At 4 i designs, architectural designer Kristi has years of experience in her craft to deliver spectacular results for her customers. She works with her clients individually so that she can learn what’s important to them in a home, what their priorities are, and then deliver the utmost in customer service throughout the project.


It’s important to do your research when it comes to partnering with the professionals who will be playing a key role in your project. Here, Kristi shares some questions you should ask an architect or a building designer to ensure you choose wisely:


  1. Why do you think you would be a good fit for my project?

  2. What is your design philosophy?

  3. How many people in your company will be involved in this project — and who are they?

  4. When does the builder join the project and how do the contracts work?

  5. Is my vision of what I want feasible within my budget?

  6. Do you foresee any obstacles with regard to this project? If so, how could we resolve them?

  7. Can we request changes during the project up until a certain point?

  8. Can you provide references?


When it comes to home design, it is so important that all parties involved —the architect, designer, builder, and the client can work well together. The demands of the project will necessitate frequent interaction, so feeling comfortable with your professionals and being able to communicate easily to them will make all the difference.


Count on 4 i designs to create a solid foundation for your home project. We offer the best of all possible worlds including a reputation for excellence, a passion for what we do, our customer-centric philosophy, and the outstanding results we achieve! Find out more about our process by giving us a call today.


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