Why Architects Are Difficult
Architects can be difficult to work with sometimes.
It’s challenging to articulate our quirks and unique characteristics.
Our creative nature is one that thrives on compliments and is crushed by disappointment. But our work is naturally open to public criticism. When that occurs, it’s possible that we take it personally if we haven’t trained ourselves to keep our work separate from ourselves.
Typically our solutions have multiple layers to them. Architectural elements must serve a multitude of needs. When you ask “did you consider…” most likely the answer is “yes” we’ve already considered that and have a reason why it won’t work. Architects examine everything they see and look for all the things that were either poorly executed, or things that could have been done differently to achieve something superior to what currently exists.
We care about the people using the spaces, the environment, and quality. We care what others will think of us too. We do care very much about budget, but we care about all of these other things too. If we only designed to the budget, you would get ill considered, uninspired solutions.
We don’t mean to be difficult. Please be patient with us. You’ll truly love the result.