If you’re on the lookout for the best architects Minneapolis has to offer, you have to be very picky during the hiring process. Any architectural project can feel like an enormous undertaking, but being vigilant and maintaining your standards can ease that stress and leave you with the results that you’re looking for. Settling for someone simply because you’re tired of looking can lead to major disaster down the road, before the groundbreaking even occurs. 

First and foremost, you need to find an architecture that loves what they’re doing. Architecture in and of itself is a labor of love. It stems from an unsurpassable creativity and a want to make beauty in the form of a building. If you can hunt down an architect that is passionate about your particular form of project, you’re going to see the incredible architects Minneapolis holds. Some adore modern, modular structures. Others fawn over home design. Still others can’t keep their hands off of the blueprints for churches. Depending on what you’re building, it’s worth the work and the wait to find someone who loves your project just as much as you do.

If you’re designing on a tight budget, communicate that to the architects you’re interviewing from the beginning. Get a feel for how committed they seem to staying within that budget, no matter what. If the architect seems to shrug it off in the name of additional features, they’re probably not the best fit for you. You must also realize that costs are costs. You cannot ask for something grand and offer the cost of something everyday. Working together to mediate between budget and beauty is the job of both the architect and the client. Have a conversation about whether or not what you’re asking for is realistic within in your budget. An excellent architect will be frank with you.

Finally, get to know everyone that you’ll be working with. At Vanman Architects and Builders, you’ll be working with our design team and our build team, which will make the life of your project much simpler. You can read more on the design/build advantage in our blog post “3 Reasons There’s a Design Build Advantage.” You should also take the time to get to know the office staff. If you have chemistry with everyone that you’re going to be communicating with, you’re on the right track to hiring architects Minneapolis is proud to call theirs.