HOW IT GOES
Finding an architect is hard, but you remember the son of your college roommate is an architect; someone you know, almost family. He is thrilled to land his first commission, moonlighting on the side of his regular job, and super-sure he can juggle it all. And since you know him already, he’ll always be a quick text message away.
HOW IT ENDS
Squeezing you into his daily schedule isn’t very easy at all: he is seldom available, he arrives at meetings late and harried, with just a bare minimum progress of the design. Everything slows right down because he never has time, but then you are suddenly rushed into making major design decisions as deadlines loom. During construction the inevitable questions for the architect arise but it takes ages for him to get back to you, while the builder is sitting idle. Now that you are living in your new house all the “if only…” questions pop up. If only your architect had given you the time of day.