What I wish clients knew

I wish clients knew that we actually give it a lot of thought.

That there is a lot of energy and effort and passion put into what they are getting.

That the more they stay on top of communication, the better.

That, when we email that second time, we don’t mean to bother – we just need answers so we can move on with our work.

That they’re actually paying for expertise and knowledge and criticism and advice. And that they should really take advantage of all that.

That paying for an architect, and just as importantly, listening to an architect, will be worth their while at the end of the day.


This post is part of Bob Borson’s #ArchiTalks, a monthly series of posts by architects encouraged to write about a shared theme. This time, the theme was “Advice for Clients”. Please visit these blogs to read more and participate:

Marica McKeel – Studio MM (@ArchitectMM)
ArchiTalks: Advice for Working with an Architect

Jeff Echols – Architect Of The Internet (@Jeff_Echols)
Advice for ALL Clients

Lee Calisti, AIA – Think Architect (@LeeCalisti)
advice to clients

Lora Teagarden – L² Design, LLC (@L2DesignLLC)
ArchiTalks: Advice for Clients

Collier Ward – One More Story (@BuildingContent)
Trust Your Architect

Eric T. Faulkner – Rock Talk (@wishingrockhome)
Advice List — From K thru Architect

Michele Grace Hottel – Michele Grace Hottel, Architect (@mghottel)
advice for clients

Brian Paletz – The Emerging Architect (@bpaletz)
A Few Reminders

Eric Wittman – intern[life] (@rico_w)
[tattoos] and [architecture]

Emily Grandstaff-Rice – Emily Grandstaff-Rice FAIA (@egrfaia)
Changing the World

Drew Paul Bell – Drew Paul Bell (@DrewPaulBell)
Advice for Clients

Jeffrey Pelletier – Board & Vellum (@boardandvellum)
Questions to Ask an Architect in an Interview: Advice for Clients

Samantha R. Markham – The Aspiring Architect (@TheAspiringArch)
Dear Client,

Kyu Young Kim – J&K Atelier (@sokokyu)
Advice for Clients

Nisha Kandiah – ArchiDragon (@ArchiDragon)
Advice for clients

Rusty Long – Rusty Long, Architect (@rustylong)
Advice for Clients

Keith Palma – Architect’s Trace (@cogitatedesign)
Advice 4 Building

Mark Stephens – Mark Stephens Architects (@architectmark)
Advice for Clients

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