It is needless to state; but most of the readers might be aware of the architects, their importance while designing, and implementing office space or a house. It will try to keep it brief and concise - how does one locate the best residential architects? Of course, you know that the reputed ones have their own web portals. However, will skimming through the website (which was designed by web professionals) help you to determine the dexterity of an architect? Likewise, will a commercial architect who does the designing work for your office space suffice (to work on residential projects)? There are considerable differences in the way residential architects and commercial architects are noted to work. In simpler terms, leave those commercial architects alone and find time to locate the best residential architect. Word of mouth is one of the best ways to find the most eligible candidate. Your friend or a friend of a friend might have sought the aid of one while designing his house. Maybe you can check out the house and if you like it, you can start negotiating with the architect. Some mistakes that must be avoided while looking for architects are given in the succeeding passages. Most of us hold the notion that the residential architect must be chosen according to his or her qualifications. Qualifications merely illustrate the fact that the architect was good at studying. Other than that, never ever consider that factor as a measuring stick. The real life experiences are different, and you will have to seek the services of someone who might not be a rank holder, but is proficient enough to undertake any kind of designing works bestowed to him. The willing to take newer projects and assign it to other architects (working in the same company) while supervising them at regular intervals - always consider this fact. A quick look at some of the previously designed projects and you will be able to harness some ideas about the capabilities of the residential architecture. Never bias your assumptions based on one work. Always take the time to look at some other projects that were completed under the guidance of the same architect. I do realize that this is going to take some time but Rome was not built on a day. You will have to take the necessary precautions while skimming through the profiles and zooming into a particular architect. Certain residential architects are now concentrating on greener homes. They design the house in such a manner that it will be energy conserving. For example, during the summers you will not be required to use the air conditioners at all the times. The natural ventilation of the house will be tweaked so that the occupants do not experience the shabby temperatures. The same is applicable during the winters also. The use of environmental friendly materials is something that is often considered as an added advantage when it comes to residential architects. Once you have found the appropriate candidate, please ensure to familiarize him with your requirements.