One of the challenges of selecting and working with an architect can be a negotiation of who is driving the process. Some architects work best when leading the client toward their vision, others thrive when guided by the nature and strength of their client’s parameters.
John Milander knows that something is lost when either extreme prevails. He arrives at the design table armed with experience and imagination, then seeks a complete understanding of what the client not only wants, but ultimately requires. Who drives is less important to him than who arrives satisfied; not only with the destination, but with the journey as well.
This is why John Milander, first and foremost, listens. This is where the creative magic of architecture begins. Where it ends is a sum that, when done properly, exceeds its parts. And he knows that where it ends is not on the blueprint, but on the property itself.
As a matter of practice, John Milander does not define his role by hours or expectations. Communication is frequent, clear and inspired. He can be found on the construction site when others have long since moved on to the next blueprint. He applies an arsenal of resources - some digital, some as simple as a sketchbook and a pencil - to urge the developmental process onto the printed page, and then onto the property itself.
John Milander is an artist in a field too often viewed as practical. He is also a realist in a profession that pressures its architects to be artful. He is a full service, multi-discipline, client-focused architect who selects his projects not for their stylistic preference, but rather, for their fit.