There is a printable list at the end of this post.
If I have missed your point from the list please PM me, it'll be a coq-up on my part, not a conspiracy.
Briefing an Architect
- Background reading (caliwag'sblog)
- Is an architect appropriate at this stage of the project? Will a Planning Consultant do? (sketch3d#9)
- Do you have to brief an architect? Will an Architectural Technician do? (joiner#5, sketch3d#2, joiner#2)
- Consider doing some of the designing yourself or perhaps a CAD technician (Stones # 1)
- Is an architect working for a house manufacturer appropriate for your build?
- Research suitable architects: websites, relevant journals
- Make a long-list of possible companies
- Check each architects credentials here (orangeboom#4)
- Is the architect bankrupt? (graeme#1) and importantly (jsharris#19)
- Check the architects Indemnity Insurance (Declan52 #7 this thread)
- Make initial contact; listen (sarahsouthwest #13)
- Ask for examples of existing work; visit / drive by
- Company brochure
- Work up a brief. (jsHarris#2)
- Consider budget and don't forget VAT (bitpipe#3)
- Will the architect of choice actually do the work? (Triassic#6, bitpipe#12)
- Does ecology come into the mix somewhere? Time scales. (joiner#9, joe90#10, sarahsouthwest#13)
- Refine your brief, and write up. One side of A5.
- Send it to the architect in advance of your meeting
- List the questions you want to ask, and refer to the list during the meeting
- Meeting: has the architect read the brief?
- Does the architect listen?
- Is the architect merely an "Educated Artist"? (jsHarris #7)
- What does the architect think of as the scope of his / her work?
- Clarity about Extras and Incidentals (raven57 #8 this thread)
- Does the chemistry work? (many threads)
- Ask for references.
- Visit / ring/ talk to them
Briefing an Architect.pdf 121.15K 11 downloads Last updated 28/01/2016
Check List: Summary and Index
Edited by recoveringacademic, 28 January 2016 - 07:44 AM.
ferdinand pointed out an error