For residents in the Twin Cities, choosing the right architect can seem more difficult than getting your project paid for! There’s simply more options for great firms than there is time in a day to complete the research necessary to make the perfect choice. Fortunately, there are a few things that you can do to narrow down the list and begin your search for a Twin Cities architecture firm.

Focus on a firm’s specialties

If you notice that most of their work is home-oriented and you’re wanting to remodel a church, you can eliminate them from your list. You’re going to want to find someone who specializes in what you’re seeking to build, as it will likely lead to better results. When an artist is passionate about their art, their performance can be incredible.

Don’t forget to ask around

If you notice a Twin Cities’ building that really catches your eye, do some research on who the architect is. The information may be public record, if it’s a public works project. Otherwise, contact the business owner or manager. They will likely be able to point you in the right direction.

Be frank about your budget

While in can be tempting to high- or low-ball (based on your intentions), you’re adding in more options to an already overwhelming list. Be candid about what you intend to pay and see what a firm can do with that budget. If you’re unhappy with their offer, move along. If you’re pleased with their offer, continue to do your research, but circle back around as final decisions are being made.

Vanman Architects and Builders has been the Twin Cities’ choice for church and commercial buildings for over 60 years. We specialize in religious buildings, as well as financial and education design. Our mission is to provide our customers with quality architectural and construction services in a professional manner.