What do architecture firms wish construction and real estate developers knew about design? Platt/Whitelaw Architects’ Principal Naveen Waney is featured in a recent SoCal Real Estate article focused on this topic.
He asks that private developers and public agency clients understand that, “Architecture is an art and a science. Architects continuously educate themselves about emerging technology, materials and health and wellness research that can help achieve a developer’s building goals. By encouraging an architect to provide suggestions and operate as part of a close and continuous partnership, it’s possible to elevate the final outcome.”
He continued, “…every client needs to deliver a building that meets the demands of the end user, and an architect should be an integral component in this process.”
Naveen went on to add, “Design isn’t formulaic or an off-the-shelf service. It’s a process best performed in close synchronization with the client. When an architect works as an extension of a developer, the vision and reality stay closely aligned.”
To read Naveen’s full contribution, check out SoCal Real Estate’s October 2018 issue here.