English Speaking Architects Portugal
If you are looking for an English speaking architects in Portugal they do exist and you will find them in most locations. Here in central Portugal they are a little thinner on the ground so finding a good architects practice that also speaks English and most importantly understands and agrees to do what we crazy northern Europeans want is a major bonus.
Your requirements no mater how normal to you will not be run of the mill Portuguese. It could be that you want Eco construction methods and materials, a space age design copied from a photo that you saw in California or New Zealand. The inclusion of a snug or some other “not normal” feature in Portugal.
If you architect (English speaking architects ) cannot understand what or why you want what you want you are going to have a bumpy ride during your design project experience. Castelo Construction are used to working with local architects and suggests that you talk to more than one before selecting who to work with on your new home.
We recommend that you discuss your ideas with Projecentro – Projecentro Studies and Projects Ltd
Address, Av Volunteer Fire Department, New Ed Penela, r / c B, 3230 – 274 Penela
Tel 239 569 606, Fax 239 561 204 Email email@example.com
They have a lot of experience in working with people from all over the world.
Here is what a recent client said about them – “Still can’t stop looking at the picture. Absolutely perfect, exactly how we wanted it to be. Thanks again.
There are a few differences as to how they operate in Portugal Vs how an architect operates for example in the UK.
Once the design project is completed and the plans passed for building you rarely see a Portuguese architect on site again. So don’t expect to be able to discus changes or additions once the build is going ahead. You can have these conversations with your builder who will then talk to the architect if drawings are required.
When talking to your architect don’t be shy, ask questions, insist upon what you want. Insist on keeping to your budget. Use the experience of your architect to help you solve problems with your design. It costs a lot less to make changes on paper than in bricks and mortar.