how to be a fine architectural client

The fine folks over at Fine Homebuilding have a fine article about how to be a fine architectural client.

The highlights include having:

  1. a steady, upbeat attitude;
  2. patience;
  3. an understanding that your knowledge of design and construction has limits;
  4. candor;
  5. flexibility;
  6. timeliness;
  7. support for creative design and craftmanship; and (drum roll please)
  8. a desire to pay promptly (the bride nearly spit out her coffee on that one since it's so cheeky [but nevertheless important]).
The Dating Game reference comes from the fact that you are not only interviewing the architect and builder to decide if you want to work with them, but they are also sizing you up.

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