Listening is important when trying to build concensus
There may be easier ways of making a living, but there are few that are as rewarding as seeing a satisfied client using and enjoying their new building. We pride ourselves on our responsiveness to programme and budget constraints, and (within reason) we welcome those constraints as a spur to creativity. And while architects don’t generally have a good reputation for listening, to us it’s an indispensable skill – it helps that Nigel worked for many years as a part-time counsellor. Listening is particulary important when trying to build consensus, whether within a client body or between the client and other stakeholders, such as neighbours or planners.
We try at Archangel to pay as much attention to the little things as to the big picture – a beautiful building usually shows an attention to detail at all levels, from how it sits in relation to its landscape and amongst its neighbours all the way down to the choice of materials, the detailing or the signage.
If you’re new to the process of creating buildings, then embarking on a building project can seem unbelievably daunting; clients often wonder where on earth they should start. The good news is that with the right tools and the right guide it is not only achievable, but can be one of the most significant things you ever do. If you like the feel of this website, then please contact us – we would love to discuss whether we are the right people to accompany you on your journey.