I know what your thinking…all architects consult. As a licensed Colorado Architect and founder of GMH By Design I happen to be one.
A consulting architect is a design professional. One who owns their own architecture firm or may work for a multidisciplinary firm. Consulting architects go to clients and provide services they deem the client needs.
I propose a re-definition for the term consulting architect:
A consulting architect is a design professional. They approach design as a way to maximize client value through:
- A mix of understanding, shaping, and redefining need. Crafting compelling design solutions to address the need. Communicating maximum impact for the client
- Inspiring clients and driving change with ideas that matter
- Educating clients about the architectural process wherever they may be
As a result of these actions, they foster relationships, build trust with clients, and maximize value for clients.
The first point above is offered with usual architecture. But most architects stop at point one. Missing the chance to give clients what they need.
While my definition still requires an understanding of client need and interesting design solutions. But this is only the beginning. Design has changed. Clients are savvy. You need more than just design solutions.
More importantly you have questions. And often you’re looking for answers on the fly. That’s what I do.
This blog is intended to answer your pressing questions. And if you don’t see an answer here let us know. Your topic WILL be come the subject of one of our coming posts.
As the immortal Sherlock Holmes said:
Sherlock: I’m a consulting detective. The only one in the world. I invented the job.
John: What does that mean?
Sherlock: It means whenever the police are out of their depth they consult me.
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