No better feeling as an architect.
There are more moments when all the hard work, long hours, and stress feel like it is worth the effort. The multiple iterations, non-linear processes, hiccups, and false starts are all forgotten once a project that you designed is approved.
It is also nice to hear Planning Commissioners describe the project with words like: “great,” “I really like it,” and “creative.”
The client takes the team out for celebratory drinks and talks about finding the next project to work on together.
But the best part is knowing that your design is one big step closer to reality.