When it comes time to hire an architect someone on the church building committee always says: “We can get someone local. Why should we work with an out of town architect?” There are a few good reasons why you should seriously consider working with someone from out of town.
Hiring an architect is a big commitment. How do you decide who to work with? One major factor is – can you trust them to do a good job? Ask these 5 questions to get to know your architect.
Once the design is complete, the drawings are done, and the building permit is approved the architect can go home and put his feet up, right? Not so fast!
Most of the time projects go fairly smoothly, but if something should go wrong chances are all parties involved won’t remember what was agreed to unless it’s in writing, which is why owner-architect contracts are so important.
If you’ve ever been lost in a foreign city with no knowledge of the local language you know how difficult it is to get around. Similarly, in order to find your way around a proposed building design, you’ll need to be able to read the local language.