Free Resources and Guidebooks from the Architect
8 Essential Tips for How to Hire an Architect
Designing and building a custom new home or completing a whole house renovation is a major undertaking. You want an architect who understands you and your goals. You want an architect that you can work well with who’s professional and has a proven process that will keep you within your budget. After all, you’ll be relying on your architect to deliver on your hopes and dreams for your new home, so finding the right architect is key to the success of any project. We created this free guide to help inform our clients about what to ask, what to consider, what to look at, and who to talk to find an architect and hire an architect.
How Much Does An Architect Cost?
This factsheet gives you all the information you need to know to understand how the fee structure works when engaging an architect. Familiarize yourself with the different arrangements that are available like hourly fees versus set fees versus percentages.
An Architect’s Credentials
Architects receive many years of specialized education in order to produce quality designs and plans. Architects must also be licensed and maintain continuing education. Learn the differences and the value of the different credentials and qualifications in this factsheet.
How Architect’s Add Value
Do I really need an Architect? What value will they bring to my home design project? Specialization has many benefits, including the years of experience Architects have in determining how to best deliver for you a dream home in a plan that can actually be built. In this factsheet learn the value an Architect will bring to your project.
What Architect’s Needs From You
Maximize the working relationship you have with your architect by reading this factsheet. Being proactive and knowing what you need to do will ensure your project runs smoothly. Plus, if an Architect isn’t asking you for these items, consider looking for another professional.
From Rachel’s Desk
News and Information to help you find an Architect and hire the best architect for your project.
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