10 Questions to Ask your Architect with Kennedy Nolan

10 Questions to Ask your Architect with Kennedy Nolan

In embarking on the journey of designing your own home, engaging an architect who aligns with both your aesthetic and approach is crucial. In conversation with Patrick Kennedy, co-founder of Melbourne-based architecture practice Kennedy Nolan, we explore the importance of engaging in an honest dialogue with your architect.

“The client-architect relationship can be long and emotionally intense – especially when it involves someone’s home,” Patrick says. “It’s vital to know whether you can work together and this means knowing clients as people.”

10 Questions

As a relationship that could span anywhere from a few months to several years (depending on the scale and scope of the project), the process of selecting an architect should be intentional – with both parties equally involved. While the architect assesses whether you would be good fit for their practice, you as the client can ask them questions aimed at providing you with reassurance and direction.
“Even unwelcome questions are good if they help people work out their compatibility,” Patrick adds. “Really, any question is valid – if there is an interest there, it should be ventilated, explored and discussed.”
With Patrick’s help, we’ve devised a list of 10 key questions to ask your architect – to ensure both parties have a positive experience.