When you need a Long Beach architect for your upcoming project, it’s not always easy to know who will be the best person for the job. Certainly, if you have a large commercial project, you’ll want to go with an established architecture firm that has experience working on complex projects. But what about for relatively smaller projects, like home remodels or tenant improvement projects? Can you just hire a freelance architect to possibly save some money on architectural design fees?
First of all, let me say that there are some great freelance architects out there. I (Mark) was a one-man operation myself for several years, working out of an office in my Long Beach home. I would never disparage someone who is just starting out on their own or someone who just likes to work independently. There is definitely a place in the industry for freelance architects.
However, now, as our firm has grown, I definitely see the benefits of having a team surrounding me—not only for myself, but also for our clients.
The Benefits of a Well-Rounded Team at a Long Beach Architecture Firm
As a full-service architecture firm in Long Beach, we believe we have a lot to offer our clients—both commercial and residential. Among our team, we have many years of experience in architectural design, drafting, building code research, interior design, landscape design, and more. When you hire Grisafe Architecture to work on your project, you don’t just get one architect, you get an entire team of talented individuals.
At Grisafe Architecture, we foster a collaborative working environment, which means your project will likely receive input from multiple people, all of whom want your project to turn out amazing!
Having a team also keeps your project moving forward in a timely manner. A freelance architect only has so many working hours in a day and can only juggle so many tasks at a time. A team, on the other hand, can handle multiple project-related tasks at once to get your project across the finish line on schedule.
When I was working on my own as an architect, I often felt like I was treading water. Yes, I was completing projects to my clients’ satisfaction, but it was difficult to do much beyond that. Now, with a team, I am able to do things like research new technology that will help us work more efficiently and provide our clients with better service. I’m also not bogged down by administrative tasks and can instead spend my time on the things that matter most to my clients.
Of course, I am biased, but I think our team is pretty great to work with, too! The Grisafe Architecture team consists of talented, personable individuals, all of whom take great pride in their work. They want every project to exceed our clients’ expectations. They expertly walk our clients through the many decisions that need to be made on their design projects and are able to offer creative solutions to often complex issues.
Do you have an upcoming architectural design project that could benefit from a team of professionals? We would love to hear from you! Contact us today to set up an initial appointment and see if our Long Beach architecture firm would be a good fit for your project.