Development Basics: Design Matters
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I agree with you 100% Jerry! Only by doing successful projects with clients will these barriers be broken down. Unfortunately, a great majority of people never actually work with an architect in their lifetime, and that’s how these myths formulate – because they don’t have first hand experience. Thanks for your comment!
I appreciate your simplified, straight-to-the-point approach on the above article. It goes right back to a post you wrote in October of last year titled “Top 10 Myths About Architects” item #2- “All architects are the same and will do the same job”.
I have personally run into most of the “myths” you listed and for each one, the client (after the fact) has stated what a “great experience” and were surprised that we have “families and hobbies” just like them.
I think many of the myths are not only born of Hollywood magic, but (by necessity) a lack of truthful marketing on the part of the architect. Part of our job is to not only sell ourselves, but to sell our designs as “THE design”. A healthy competition pool keeps us at our peak, but could mislead our client base and perceive us through the myths as stated. It’s a fine line. I believe the development and follow through on a successful project not only debunks the myths, but keeps them coming back.
Let me know your thoughts.