Architects are essential to any construction team. Their creativity and visualisation skills, as well as technical knowledge, are what helps to get a project off of the ground. They’re negotiation and communication experts who help turn a client’s dream into a design, which will eventually become reality.
You should seek these skills in your Architect:
- A deep creative skill.
- Excellent knowledge of building code and regulations.
- Confident communicator.
- Ability to use both digital design software and to craft technical drawings and blueprints.
- Skilled in presenting and explaining ideas.
- Problem-solving ability and adaptability to situations.
Interviewing an Architect
Without an Architect, designing a structure or building from scratch is near impossible. They have the creative flair and know-how to turn an idea into a detailed plan, and the knowledge to guide a team to craft this vision. Therefore, you need to be able to accurately assess their skills in the interview.
So, to help you along in the interview process, we’ve come up with a guide containing different questions that’ll help you to assess different skill sets. We designed this guide to be used early in the interview process, to help you get a good feeling for the candidate from the get-go.
How to open the job interview
The best way to start an interview is by warming up the conversation for a more natural flow. You can do this by asking a couple of easy, friendly opening questions. Don’t spend too long on these, but by asking them you’ll ensure a more naturally flowing interview!