The Caribbean is blessed with many good architects,
with many years of experience under their belts. So
how do you pick the right one for your project? Here
are some pointers to get you started.
Clients often appoint an architect who is known to
them or who has been recommended, or whose work they
admire. This can be a sound initial response, but a
more structured process of selection is desirable where
matching requirements with the range of skills and services
available has to be more precise.
Call each firm on your shortlist, describe your project
and ask if they are available to accommodate it. If
so, request literature that outlines the firm's qualifications
and experience. Ask to see a portfolio of work, or to
visit finished buildings and visit their websites. Above
all talk to your intended architect. It is important
to ensure that you are compatible. Your architects must
convince you both of their creativity and their ability
to get things done.
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