The client’s role is at the core of the architectural or interior design process. Everything the architect does is to achieve the vision established with the client. The client knows they want a new building, a remodeled home, an interior improvement, etc., but the client may not know exactly what their need entails or they may lack a fully developed vision. An experienced architect empowers the client with the correct advice to make important decisions during every step of the process.
Not all architects value the level of input that Grisafe Architecture welcomes from our clients. Our clients are as involved in the process as they wish to be. We are open to any and all requests and suggestions from our clients, knowing that they are the experts when it comes to how the space will be used. We truly consider our clients valuable members of our team and enjoy the collaboration we have with our clients to bring about inspiring end results.
When clients come to us with specific ideas, it often provides a great jumping off point for the architectural design process. While we aren’t always able to accommodate every item on our clients’ wish lists due to code restrictions or other factors, we are almost always able to satisfy the need or want behind that suggestion by coming up with creative design solutions.
When we design for residential projects, we start the process by asking our clients a lot of questions. We ask things like: Who lives in the home? How do they envision the new or remodeled home will be used? What types of feelings do they want the new space to invoke? What do their family’s future plans look like? We don’t want to just design beautiful spaces, but also spaces that will be used and enjoyed, and that will serve the family well for many years to come! We can only do this with extensive input from our clients.
On commercial projects, our Long Beach architecture firm works closely with clients to design spaces that will support both the goals of their companies and the ways in which they conduct their businesses. No two businesses are the same, so every commercial space needs special consideration. We spend a lot of time getting to know our clients’ specific businesses and understanding their unique needs in order to create spaces that will work well for them and that they can be proud of.
We can also work with commercial landlords to design spaces that will appeal to many different types of potential tenants, helping them secure long-term tenants and get top dollar for their leased units.
In the end, a tight collaboration between an architect and a client tends to lead to better results and a higher level of satisfaction for the client. If you’re looking for a Long Beach architect who will listen to you and allow (and even encourage) you to be heavily involved in the design process, contact us at Grisafe Architecture.