Selecting a Designer

David Heide

Dear Expert: Besides a portfolio of work that resonates with me, what should I be looking for when I select my designer?   

A. Remember, you don’t hire an architect or designer just to sell you a product, but to provide you a service. The outcome of that service is a project that will exceed your expectations. Good designers offer a service that takes a client step-by-step through the process of defining program and budget goals, transforming these goals into viable options to choose from, and finally translating the best option into the information a contractor needs to build a successful project.

—David Heide, Allied ASID, Associate AIA
   David Heide Design Studio