3 Things You Should Do When Designing A Building

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Whether you are an architect with decades or someone just starting out each project you take up is a whole new adventure. Each client is different and each design is unique. No matter what you do there are some things that each and every architect must do when designing.

Get inspiration

The human race rarely comes up with new ideas. Mostly what we do is get inspiration from others and put our designer spin on it. This is especially important when designing buildings as there are some staples that every building needs to have. Apart from that the fact that a certain building exists mean that people like it so you will know that what you design will be good. Almost every single creative person gets inspiration from others and you should do the same. Use photographs, plans and other methods to get a better understanding of other works and use it in your own projects.

Talk to your clients

Your client will come with a very specific image in mind or they might have no idea what they should want. In order to give them a satisfactory service, you need to communicate with them well. Whether you want to figure out what they need or you want to change something, clear communication will make your life so much easier. Talk to your clients through the design process to get their feedback. Using methods like architectural render to help them see what you have designed will help you a lot. Proper communication can stop a lot of problems from arising and this can be the difference between a happy and disappointed customer. If this is a skill that you don’t have, putting the effort to learn it can help your career a lot.

Use technology

We live in an age with so much technology and as an architect, this can help you with your craft. The use of technology should not only be limited to your drawing software. Whether you are getting ideas from other architects through internet forums or showing your clients your designs as a 3d rendering, use technology to elevate your services. Not only will this make your work easier and more efficient, but you can use this to supplement your creativity and come up with better designs. However, you need to remember that technology is just a tool and the essence of your craft should come from within you. Being an architect can be a hectic yet rewarding career. If you do these things when working on your projects you will immediately see results.