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Whom we don’t work with

TO CATER BETTER TO OUR PROFESSIONAL CLIENTS, WE PREFER TO AVOID UNPROFESSIONAL CLIENTS COMPLETELY

Strictly Commercial Projects

If a client is commercially motivated at the cost of the project's design maturity.

Penny Wise Pound Foolish

If the client is not willing to follow standards such as soil testing, electronic site surveys, abiding mandates and byelaws etc.

Design Hoppers

If another architect was involved and was not paid / acknowledged for his / her efforts.

I want it yesterday

If the client has mismanaged the project's time and wants the burden to be transfered to the architect at the cost of design process and creativity. Creativity cannot be rushed and will end up costing a lot in the long run.

Copy Paste

If the client wants an exact copy of another design done by us or any other architect.

Only Drafting

We need our creative freedom to work on any project. If we're dictated about what to do, we'll wonder why we're hired in the first place.

Bad Bargains

If the client negotiates beyond reasoning and is unable to understand the importance and quantity of intangible work involved.

Limited Minds

If the client gives priority to some pre-conceived notions over bringing out the potentials of the project.

NIL Acknowledgement

If we're denied of our design credits or our photographic rights at the end of the project.

Stigma Obsessed

If the client is obsessed over social stigmas like Vastu / Fengshui to the extent it interferes in getting the basics of a good design. However we make sure we work along these without any compromise on the design, if the client is willing to rationalise on the subject.

Chaotic Teams

If there're too many stake holders involved in taking basic design decisions. We can work only for one master who'll be the voice of all stake holders.

Brushing It Under Carpet

If the client will conveniently pass payment delays on his/her side to be handled by an accountant but insists on progress in our work, without understanding we're dependent on it.

When do we say "No"

When the project doesn't need any design consultaion other than standard practices which a good contractor can handle. We'll recommend those contractors on good will basis.

When the requirements are lesser than the benefits we can tansfer to the project as architects and designers. We can suggest specific consultants who can handle it for you at much lesser costs.

When we understand our costs / fee is not going to be proportionate to the value additions we're going to make to a project.

When the client has misunderstood our scope of work with allied consultants in the construction industry such as structural engineers, MEP consultants or acoustical consultants. We generally recommend the resources we've work with.

Statement We Hate to Hear

``I know someone who does it for half the price``

We know people who'll do it for one tenth too. But we don't know people who can do what we do. The choice is yours.

``Do this for less price. I've more projects. I can refer more clients``

We're not desperate for more projects. We like to work on a limited number of projects with a healthy design fee, to deliver the best out of us, every time.

``I just need a rough sketch``

There's nothing called a rough sketch. If there's one, you can try that yourself. We're professionals and we have our bills to pay.

``Do the design first. I'll pay if I like``

We don't work without a retainer fee. Our time is important for the clients who trust us and help us deliver our best.