Too often, architects designers and engineers will pay no more than lip service to the idea that the client is central to a successful project outcome. The difference at Schmidt Associates is that not only do we profoundly believe this to be the case; every aspect of our approach confirms it.
To Build Well First Build Trust
One of the first things our Community team will do at the outset of a new project is to engage with key stakeholders. This is not a cursory exercise. It is a highly structured information gathering process, based on our proven pathways to community consensus. We discover what people really need and, just as important, what they don’t want. We listen before we speak. And we incorporate everything we learn into our design thinking, right from the start. The result is a foundation of trust on which stakeholders can grow reassurance and buy-in, long before we start to build.
As the detailed progress of the project gathers momentum, we extend the same trust factors to our day-to-day client contacts. We adopt a clear project definition, development and delivery process, within which every key decision and its implications are transparent. We also offer regular opportunities for stakeholders to react and, if they desire, to modify, to change, or even to reject what we are proposing. By doing this, we arrive at a finished outcome that surprises in positive ways only, exceeds expectations (but not budgets) and delights all concerned.
Take Center Stage With Your Next Construction Project
If you have commissioned anything from a design study to a major development and felt at any time, or perhaps at all times, that you were not being properly listened to, or even ignored, it may be time to try a different approach. You can be assured that all your expectations, aspirations, concerns and even fears will be heard loud and clear by our team. To discover more about how Schmidt Associates will put you center stage in your next construction project, and listen to you at all times, talk to us.