Behind every good architect is a good client. After all these years of practicing architecture, one conclusion that we are comfortable making is that good projects require good clients. Read enough about architecture and one will typically find in the story where the client was active and involved; that client was likely a good client. The client who paid for the building must have positive contributions that extend beyond merely writing a check.
We are truly lucky to have clients who make a very cordial relationship with us. Whether the project is large or small, we have found the best projects come from a client that is involved in the process, interested in the result and contributes their vision balanced with an unmistakable trust for their architect.