Long before a construction crew breaks ground on a plot of land, someone has to be hard at work coming up with a commercial floor plan design in Frisco, CO. Every minute detail has to be mapped out in order to ensure a successful project. Thankfully, architects are professionally trained and licensed to do just that type of job! But how do you know which architect (or architectural firm) to hire to design your floor plan? Here are a few helpful questions you can ask to help ensure you pick the right architect.
What are the biggest challenges you foresee?
In a perfect world, every project would require the same plan of action. There’d be a specific set of steps architects would have to take in order to ensure a project is completed on time. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Each project comes with its own challenges that have to be tackled head-on. Hire an architect who isn’t afraid to admit there will be some problems. Licensed architects should be able to foresee some (if not all) of these problems ahead of time and create a plan of action for how to conquer the issue.
Does your firm have time to take on this project?
Architects are busy people. There just aren’t enough hours in the day to take on every project that gets sent our way. Unfortunately, some architects seem to think otherwise. They’ll take on too many projects at once, which is great for their wallets, but not for their clients. Work suffers when people have too much on their plate at once. Make sure your architect has enough time to put 100 percent of his or her effort into your project.
Will you recommend a few general contractors?
It’s no surprise that there are a ton of different general contractors in our area, and like folks in every industry, some are better than others. Architects who have been in the business for as long as we have are aware of both the good and not-so-good general contractors. We have relationships with several different companies and will be more than happy to set you up with the best contractor for you!
What other services do you provide?
Architects can do more than just create a commercial floor plan design in Frisco, CO. Architects are paid to design and draft plans, but they should also be able to act as a liaison between you and your general contractor. You don’t have the time or energy to communicate back and forth with a contractor throughout the design and build process. Let our team take care of that work for you! We have over a decade of experience in the industry, so trust us when we say we can act as the middleman between you and your contractor.
Feel free to ask us any of these questions and anything else that occurs to you as you’re thinking about your upcoming commercial building project. Give Michael Shult Architect a call to get the floor plan design process started today!