When you build a new house or renovate an existing one, the one resource that is indispensable is an architectural designer. However, hiring this resource locally is no longer an easy task, thanks to the severe talent crunch that the west is experiencing at present. In the first place, it is difficult enough to find a good architects and if at all you find one, you have to spend a fortune to hire them. In such a scenario, hiring a remote architectural expert is your best bet because this resource not just proves to be easy on your pockets but may actually be better qualified and experienced than the limited local talent pool. Topping the list of countries where extremely talented architects can be hired for a fraction of the western salaries is India. However, although there is no dearth of architectural talent in countries like India, you need to hire the best for yourself because it is your dream that is at stake.
Let us find out how can you hire the best remote architectural designer for your house:
- To find the best resource, explore the virtual space: The best way to find a talented architect that can work exclusively for you from a remote location, is exploring the virtual space. So, before putting up an advertisement, just spread the word on the Internet that you are looking for a remote architectural designer. Visit websites that specialize in providing dedicated remote resources, explore the options and look at the kind of architectural designs that are in vogue. Getting resources through such channels has two advantages; first, you can check the quality of work and secondly, it does not cost anything.
- Go for a dedicated resource instead of a freelancer: On the internet, the most lucrative option that you will find is of freelancers. Before considering this option, you should know that it is the design of your dream house that is at stake. To get the ultimate design, you may have to collaborate and communicate with your remote architect extensively. With freelancers this facility is rarely available. So, it is a good idea to go for a dedicated resource instead of a freelancer. A dedicated architectural designer is one that you hire through a vendor of repute who provides remote staffing solutions. This resource works exclusively for you from the office of the vendor and it is the vendor’s responsibility to provide your dedicated resources with the best communication devices and other necessary hardware and software.
- Personally interview the remote resource: Let’s say that the service provider with whom you have partnered gives you well researched profiles of architectural professionals. Once you shortlist a profile, make sure that you interview the candidate personally through videoconferencing. This face-to-face interaction helps you make a better assessment of the competence of this resource. Take a call on hire only when you are fully satisfied with the credentials and competencies of a candidate. This way, you sift the chaff from the grain and get access to only the best architectural talent.
- Prepare a detailed contract: Once you decide to hire a remote architect, prepare a detailed contract that clearly defines all the responsibilities of this creative resource as well as the service provider. There should be a clear mention of payment mode and schedule. You should also mention the penalties in case of any delay on the part of the architectural designer.