Tips for Choosing the Right Architect

If you want to build a house or other building, either for personal or business purposes, of course it is very wise if you hire an experienced architect to help you. Not only will your building look better, architects can assist you in creating a building that functions well and efficiently, saving you from unwanted problems in the future.

With the development of technology, finding an architect is no longer a difficult thing. You just open your cellphone/laptop and look for an architect via the internet. Sites like can help you find experienced architects from all over Indonesia to help you design your dream house or other buildings. If you want to open a small coffee shop, or renovate your store to be more catchy, or build a restaurant that can become a new culinary icon in your city, there’s nothing wrong with seeking the help of a reliable architect or interior designer to make it happen. The problem now is, once you have found several/many architects, how do you choose the right one for you? Here are some things you need to pay attention to:

View Portfolio

A reliable architect can certainly be seen from his portfolio. The more experienced an architect is, the richer his portfolio will be, both in terms of quantity and quality. How the forms of the buildings that he has designed before do it suit your taste.

See His Personality

The next step in choosing an architect is to meet them in person to see their personality. Are they outgoing or quiet people? Are they joking or serious. Choose an architect with a personality that matches yours. Remember that hiring an architect is not the same as hiring a plumber. You don’t just hang out with him for a day or two and then it’s over. An architectural project will take months or even years. Of course, you want to work with people who have a personality that you like.

Ask Previous Clients’ Opinions

No opinion can be trusted more than the opinions of clients who have previously worked with the architect. A satisfied client will be happy to give positive ratings about the architect. Vice versa, a disappointed client will usually automatically vent his disappointment on you. If you already know some of the architect’s portfolio, you can try to ask the client directly

Ask how it works in detail

Once you are reassured by the positive comments from satisfied clients, you can start exploring how it works. Each architect has a way of working that is sometimes slightly different from one another. You can ask in detail how he usually works, from where, what he will do, when the deadline is, to the most important thing, namely how much the fee is.


The four factors above are technical things you can do to find the right architect. However, in the end what determines whether or not the architect is right for you is the chemistry between you and the architect.