Seven Things You Need To Realize About Your Commercial Building Project
1.THIS IS RED SEA CROSSING
In every project there comes a moment in which there seems to be an insurmountable problem that arises, and the way across appears to be blocked, some obstacle – be it cash, zoning, collaboration and support from lenders – it is at that moment you have to be ready to stand and part that sea.
Having the right architectural team with you in that moment, a team who is prepared, both technically and spiritually, to stand with you and seek the Lord, to seek out solutions, ideas and strategies to part those waters that are keeping you from the promised land.
2. THIS IS A MAJOR OPPORTUNITY
A new building project comes with it the opportunity to look at everything with fresh eyes and a new perspective. Mr. Brown Sr. used to say that fifteen dollars’ worth of paint and canvas in the hands of a true artist could be worth thousands. But in the hands of an apprentice it might not be worth what it was when it was blank.
You are going to pay for every stud and every bit of material – design makes sure that investment in materials pays off in your business.
It is a rare gift that is given to us at specific seasons – seasons to make changes, realign our vision as a body and to move toward a fresh new form.
3. YOU NEED WISE COUNSEL
“For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?” Luke 14:28
The process of building requires preparation and wise planning, and the truth is, most clients have not built before and are unsure of the process. Even if they have some experience, every situation and project is different enough that the journey is unique and the pitfalls can be devastating without the right counsel.
As your architect, we will be a key resource for you. As you seek an architect, you need to look for someone that has the skillset, the patience, and the experience to successfully lead you through this process.
4. INSIST ON A CUSTOM PROCESS AND CUSTOM DESIGN
Each project is unique, each site is different, your needs are different – and your design needs to be custom designed for you.
5. INVEST MORE TO GET MORE.
When you hire an architect, the fee directly affects the amount of time he can spend on your project. Find the best architect first, then sit down and negotiate a fair fee but make sure it is enough for him to do his best work.
A great design can everything you do easier and a great architect will work to save you his fee many times over by knowing how to put together a building that costs less to build.
There are a multitude of ways the right architect can save you resources in this process, but these methods take time and skill.
6. HIRE YOUR ARCHITECT FIRST AND EARLY
“Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” Proverbs 29:18
One of the costly mistakes that we have seen happen in many clients, is that the client attempts to go too far without finding the architect. Your architect is your major guide for navigating the project minefield. Put your energy into finding that partner and everything else will go much smoother.
We look forward to serving you – reach out to us via telephone, email or our contact form here on the site so we can start the conversation together.