Similarly, general contractors have their tested and reliable resources. Depending on the nature of the project, they select the right collaborators for the job.
The process of developing the desired project vision frequently starts with your professional Interior Designer. Many prospects want to work through the basic ideas of their envisioned environment with their design professional before they take the step toward selecting their architect and general contractor.
As with the other relevant collaborators mentioned above, your interior designer has a network of architects, general contractors and myriad sub-contractors. From that familiar and experienced inventory, your designer will build the project team that best matches your design vision.
It is reasonable to have a team of collaborators with proven experience in the kind of project into which they are invited. Each business venue has very specific needs and characteristics. For instance, a hospitality industry client would naturally want a team with experience in that industry – with knowledge in all the very specific requirements, compliances, regulations, amenities and nuances necessary for projects that serve the public. Similar logic would fit with other business venues and with residential interior design.
It is also true that many venues have similar characteristics and design requirements. Your designer will recognize what resources are appropriate for your design vision. While many firms (Design, Architectural or General Contracting) have exclusive specialties to the exclusion of projects in other venues, most will clarify such limitations. Others may embrace a variety of venues for consideration, and, if so, should have the appropriate talent and skills available within their organization or by contracting. Just ask!
You want to be sure you are entering your project with the right expertise on board. Gambling with a “jack-of-all-trades” is a gamble you don’t want to take! What you want is a balanced team made up of the right experts, collaborating in the best interests of your design vision.
Robert Boccabella, B.F.A., Certified Interior Designer
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