When it comes to dwellings and structures, in very simple language, an architect is someone who conceives, plans, and designs a building, whereas a builder is someone who constructs and executes those plans to make it a reality. Organizations big and small also require architects and builders, but well beyond developing their office spaces and commercial properties. In business, architects are the big picture thinkers possessing very clear visions of the end goal as well as a high level plan. Builders then take that plan and bring it to life.
Ideas are the lifeblood of, well, life, and when it comes to business they just might matter even more. The problem with ideas is they have a way of becoming overwhelming and confusing if the big picture isn’t quite so clear. That’s when you need Creative Architecting, which is the thoughtful and strategic process of designing order where there is currently none. If this sounds like a project you’re working on, let Wonder creatively lead the way.
Not exactly. When you say “coach” in the business world, most thoughts tend to drift toward life coach, career coach, or someone who can help you understand your purpose on this planet. Plain and simple: That ain’t Wonder.
However, if you apply the word “coach” to an individual project instead of the meaning of life, then you’re on the right track. That’s because Creative Architechting works by…
- conceiving the blue sky vision.
- developing ideas in order to unlock their full potential.
- strategizing the resources necessary to meet an end goal.
- motivating players to stay on task while not losing sight of the big picture.
Q: What is the cost for Creative Architecting?
A: Past experience has proven hourly or project rates have less pros than cons for both parties involved. Instead of both parties worrying about scope creep, laundry lists of exclusions, and how much contact can occur (and at what cost), Creative Architecting rates are charged using a monthly retainer method. Once your project needs are understood, a per-month quote will be calculated based on a $1,200 starting price.
Q: Do you offer Creative Architecting for teams?
A: Absolutely! Projects are handled just as often by teams as they are by individuals, and Wonder is happy to accommodate. Typically we ask a point person is assigned on the team to help avoid miscommunications. That said, consulting and brainstorming can be administered to an entire group. Rates are project-based so long as everyone involved is working as a collective.
Q: Is Creative Architecting only available to locals?
A: No. While those located in or around Madison, Wisconsin, have the added benefit of working with Wonder face-to-face, all clients are welcome no matter where they are located. Thanks to technology, consulting is easier than ever to carry out via email, phone, video conferencing, or text. Onsite consulting is also available in all locations, but travel fees may apply.
Should the previous options not prove flexible enough, Wonder is open to considering smoke signals and carrier pigeons.
Q: Is architecting really a word?
A: OK, technically we took some liberties with the parts of speech, but as a creative-based company it’s only fair to be innovative–even with words.