While we continue to practice social distancing, we have started working with our clients almost exclusively electronically. Like many of you, we were reliant on face-to-face meetings, but the effects of the coronavirus have changed the way we do business. Now, we are successfully navigating client meetings via Zoom, email and phone calls.
Because we have paid to our online presence for some years, we’re now ranking on Google searches for architects, or for specific types of projects. We recently received a call from a group in Michigan regarding an Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC). We had to pass on that project due to specific state requirements. However, when we received a call from a potential client in Queens, New York, we were able to take their project. They own a building in Irving, and we’re creating an addition to the building.
If you had told me two months ago that we’d be able to complete a project without ever meeting the client, I would have been very skeptical. But we’re doing just that, and we’re adjusting to the new ways of doing business – whether our client is local or a time zone away!