Architectural design is more than simply drawing lines on paper or learning how to use a computer program. It’s a skill, a skill cultivated through years of schooling and on-the-job experience.
However, not just anyone can work in architectural design services; results-oriented construction companies like Miller are very picky about whom they hire. Many people can learn their way through architecture school and, when all is said and done, still not have a knack for the work.
So, what exactly makes a good architect? What does that knack look like? Miller Architects and Builders, a construction project management company with a host of architects on staff, defines it below.
Architectural Design Takes a Certain Type of Person
Career success in any industry is determined by a great number of factors—but, above all, it is determined by certain personality traits that align well with the skills needed for any given job. When it comes to architectural design, a few helpful traits to have are:
- A creative (but grounded) spirit. Architecture is an artform as much as it is a science. A good architect will know how to think outside of the box to create novel and attractive building designs. However, they must remain grounded enough to understand when their latest idea might not be the most practical building solution. At Miller, our portfolio demonstrates the harmony our architects strive to create between aesthetic innovation and practicality.
- A perfectionist attitude. Architects must understand that their work’s finished product will impact the lives of countless people for years to come. It could be somebody’s beloved home, or it could be a small business that upholds a struggling family. Architects must also must understand that they play a huge role in ensuring the long-term structural integrity of the building, and, therefore, the safety of its residents. As such, a good architect has a sort of perfectionistic drive about them—just like the architects you’ll find at Miller.
- An inquisitive nature. A good architect wants to know anything and everything about any given project. They’re constantly asking questions, talking with superiors, seeking feedback, and overall communicating constantly to make sure they get the project right. We at Miller pride ourselves on our communicative, client-focused approach throughout the whole construction process.
Ready to Start Your Next Project? Contact Miller Today
If you’re looking for not only the best architects around, but the best construction management company around too, you’ve found both of them here at Miller of Saint Cloud. We’d be privileged to help all your building dreams come true! For more information regarding our services, contact us at 320-251-4653.