Choosing a commercial building architect is one of the key decisions that will affect the success and process of your project, so it’s important to do due diligence when making this hiring choice.
Why is Having the Right Design Team Important?
Every commercial architectural project is unique, from the purpose of the completed building to the individual characteristics and needs of the location and environment that it will be situated in. Clients also often have particular additional goals that aren’t necessarily related to the work they’ll be doing, including sustainability goals, green initiatives and cost-saving measures. All of these elements need to come together seamlessly, and this means bringing together a team with the right experience. That makes it important to consider the architect’s team as well as the work of the architect to ensure you have the right specialists onboard.
Short-Listing Commercial Architecture Firms
Depending on the scale of your project, you may have anything between 3 and 20 architectural firms in the running. To narrow this down, review each firm by asking the following questions:
- How does their portfolio align with my projects?
- What are their qualifications and experience?
- What is the reputation of the firm?
- Is the firm local? If not, will distance affect the project?
- Do they have similar experience to my project? For example, if the project is a healthcare facility, have they worked as a medical office architect?
- Can you get in touch with owners of past projects for word-of-mouth referrals?
Once you have narrowed down your list, you can request proposals from chosen firms. Keep in mind that cost is not the only factor to examine – they need to address the full scope of work, the budget and schedule, the functional and innovative qualities of the building design, and they need to meet your project specifications.(
Our Firm has the Experience and Expertise to Deliver Your Commercial Office Building Design Plans
The New Jersey architectural firm of Seth A. Leeb offers full-service solutions for commercial building design projects in the New Jersey area. With 20 years of experience in the commercial architecture industry in restaurant, hospitality, office and dental office design, we can provide the expertise, skills and innovative thinking you need to create a workplace that fits your vision and embodies your brand. For more information on working with us or to find out more about commercial office building design plans in NJ or to speak to a commercial building architect, please contact us today or visit our website at https://leeb-architecture.com/