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Behind Every Great Building: The Importance of Knowing Your Architectural Team

As the saying goes, "Rome wasn't built in a day." It takes a lot of planning, coordination, and teamwork to bring a building from an idea to a reality. This is where the architectural team comes in. They are the ones responsible for designing, planning, and overseeing the construction of a building. But why is it important to know the team you will work with and their qualifications within the architectural profession?


First and foremost, it is essential to ensure that the architectural team has the necessary qualifications and experience to design and build a safe and functional structure. Architects go through rigorous training and education to obtain their professional licenses, and they are responsible for adhering to building codes and regulations. It is crucial to have a team that is knowledgeable and up-to-date with the latest codes and regulations to ensure that the building is safe and meets all requirements.


Furthermore, each architectural team has its unique approach and style, and it is essential to know their strengths and weaknesses. By understanding the team's strengths and weaknesses, you can ensure that their design philosophy aligns with your vision and project goals. It is also essential to ensure that the team has experience working on similar projects to yours to avoid any potential design or construction issues.


Collaboration is another critical aspect of working with an architectural team. The team should be able to work seamlessly with you and other stakeholders involved in the project, including contractors, engineers, and designers. It is essential to establish clear lines of communication from the outset to ensure that everyone is on the same page and that the project is progressing as planned.

In conclusion, working with an architectural team is an essential part of bringing your building project to life. Knowing the team and their qualifications within the architectural profession is crucial to ensure that your vision is realized safely and effectively. By working with a qualified and experienced team that aligns with your vision and project goals, you can rest assured that your building will be a success.


So, before starting your next building project, take the time to get to know your architectural team, their qualifications, and their approach to design and construction. With the right team in place, you can be confident that you are building the foundation for a successful project.


Flow is a culturally diverse architectural ecosystem where everyone has a voice and a shot at making a better world through the use of materials, form, and space. Our design philosophy is fueled by the strengths and skills each partner brings into the table to achieve a common purpose: great and impactful architecture for humanity. The process is essentially an organized oasis of resources working in harmony via thoughtful collaboration.

Flow is rooted in the dream of the firm's founding partners to make a place for those without a place in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry. This dream became an obsession, and it sparked momentum when the firm was invited to participate in the 2019 Licensing Advisors Summit hosted by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards in Minneapolis. This is where NCARB shared a picture of the board members from all states and jurisdictions and none of them was a person of color. Michael Armstrong, CEO of NCARB, acknowledged that this was a problem and that they did not know what to do about it. Flow founding partner Darguin Fortuna believed that was a problem too and that the firm FLOW would insight change over the years.

Our Company is based out of the North Shore in Salem, Massachusetts. We serve Local, National, and International clients. We have licensed Architects in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Pennsylvania & Florida.


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