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9 Attributes of a Unique Architecture Firm
October 6, 2021 at 6:30 PM
by Mamathaa Hemanth
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Architecture is more than just the visual appeal of incredible structural designs of buildings. It is a medium of bringing a concept into reality. A successful architecture firm should have the vision of conceptualizing a sustainable and dynamic design. In today's world, ever-evolving client requirements change at a break-neck pace.

Everything from the general built environment to specific requirements that a 21st century, post-COVID world will require and quite soon, necessitate have to be inculcated and entrenched in a firm's ideology and structure. We have created a list of attributes firms must strive to incorporate into their corporate culture to ensure it can stay relevant today while also bringing to completion stunning projects that require a lot of hard work.

Here are 9 Attributes of a Unique Architecture Firm

1. First and foremost is building an impactful brand

2. Determine your target clients

3. Bringing Groundbreaking Innovation to the Table

4. The Mission to Craft Utilitarian Projects

5. Sticking to the Core Values of Your Firm

6. The Visualization of the Firms Best Work and Talent 

7. The Large Scale Impact

8. Representation of the Firm

9. The Social Media Presence

1. First and Foremost is Building an Impactful Brand

In an era of fast-paced Idea exchange prioritizing the marketing and branding of your firm will definitely set the standard for what you offer. Building a brand identity ensures a solid place for you in a marketplace of cut-throat competition. 

Determining a strategy with short-term as well as long-term goals, designed with thorough planning and execution must be complemented with bringing something unique to the table, and exploring ideas that come from all sorts of places. The world of brand-building and trend-setting can be extremely esoteric and confusing, however, the right vein to follow things along can be hidden in plain sight.

2. Determine your Target Clients

This falls in the planning of a marketing strategy itself. The firm should aim to catch the attention of their specific client group; individuals, contractors, builders, etc. Staying focused, especially in the early years to be as eclectic as possible, thereby bringing your architectural/design approach to acclaim can pay dividends while you can think about servicing a diverse group of clients, and ensuring the quality you provide does not suffer.

3. Bringing Groundbreaking Innovation to the Table

Considering the implications of your firm on the socio-economic strata and innovating based on it would contribute to the growth of your expertise. Something that goes absolutely unsaid when it comes to a novel architecture/design firm is unbridled innovation. To truly set your firm apart and a cut above the rest, coming up with newly-minted ideas is never a bad decision.

In today's world, clients look for firms that can not only provide for their requests but also bring something unique to the table in order to truly impress. This can be achieved by an innovative approach to design and planning, novel ideas to include client inputs, resetting basics, and using materials of a specific kind.

4. The Mission to Craft Utilitarian Projects

When implemented, your firms' input should yield practical results. Projects that end up not delivering demonstrable value to the stakeholders or clients involved who requisitioned them will be detrimental to the success of the company. It is essential to keep in mind that architecture is a profession that changes lives and the switching up of the built environment never goes unnoticed.

5. Sticking to the Core Values of Your Firm

Business objectives and goals need to align with the foundational values of the company. The business model should reflect the architects' creativity while also considering the principles of a profitable project. Ensuring a sustainable balance between both will be key to the proliferation and inviolability of the firm.

6. The Visualization of the Firms Best Work and Talent 

The client needs to be able to assess and analyze the work put into their projects. The architect's authenticity must be amplified for gaining the clients' confidence. This can be split into parts from when the client is introduced to the firm to the final renditions to be shown and approval being gained. Something that goes widely unsaid and is part and parcel of establishing a unique as well as eclectic architecture/design firm.

7. The Large Scale Impact

It is critical to recognize that architecture has a key role to play in solving global environmental and societal inequity. The architecture industry can contribute to maximizing a sustainably built environment. Everything from using better, more environmentally suitable materials to innovating building practices to be more sustainable can have a marked effect on an issue that is as wide-reaching as climate change.

8. Representation of the Firm

The firms' ability to represent its design purpose, composition and creativity should be incorporated into the firm's own work environment. The office should reflect the ideas and the potential the firm holds in its work. Right from the logo to the business card, it should shed emphasis on the firms' capabilities. 

9. The Social Media Presence

The firm should be technologically attuned in order to create a brand identity on social media. Detailed reports on the firms projects and glimpses of the design would poke at the curiosity. This will ensure capturing the attention of an audience that could translate into a potential client base.

Looking to embody these attributes would ensure carving a unique space for your firm in the architecture industry. The efforts we have mentioned on this list can count the most and make a ton of difference when it comes to the success of any company.

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