How would we communicate throughout the process?
Ask how many queries or revisions you can make to the design before it is signed off. Once the design is agreed and building begins, ask who your day-to-day contact will be, how you can get in touch with them, and what response time can you expect.
Bonus: An important question for you
“As the client, you need to ask yourself if you like the architect you’re considering,” says James Carvell. “If there’s an affinity between you, things tend to work better and you get a better result. The client-architect relationship is a bit like a marriage. You’ve got to understand one another and sometimes make compromises.”
Nikki Ritchie of Hyve Architects in Aberdeenshire agrees: “It’s important to have a rapport because your architect will be with you for a long time through this process. You have to find somebody that you can trust and get along with; that you know will fight your corner and look after you as best they possibly can.”
Ready for more? Here’s our guide on questions to ask a main contractor.