Before you meet your architect, try and be as clear as you can about what you want to achieve.
Make some notes: what will the space be used for, what styles do you like, what don’t you like, when do you want the work to start and finish, how much do you want to spend. Your architect will help you develop the brief.
At Townscape, we use those initial meetings to listen carefully to you and what you want. We will produce a draft brief, addressing not only design aesthetics, but also the function of the building.
Timings and budgets for your project will be identified at an early stage and only after you have approved initial sketches will the ideas be developed further.