Designing Your Home
The design of your custom home should reflect your personality and your lifestyle, and that’s where an architect’s service can offer tremendous value. In fact, choosing the right architect is just as important as choosing the right builder.
The architect can be a great source of fresh ideas that complement your own ideas for the project. Your architect should be passionate about his or her work, should respect and understand your vision, and should be prepared to work closely with the builder as a critical member of the project team.
When choosing an architect, consider the following:
Does the architect specialize in design work or the mechanical aspects of architecture?
Does the architect specialize in custom home design?
Does the architect have the time and capacity to devote to your project, on your desired timeline?
Is the architect open to incorporating your ideas and vision into the design?
How does the architect charge for his/her services? Some charge a flat fee; others calculate fees based on square footage or total construction costs.
Do you need an architect who can handle any of the following services: produce a scale model, design interior finishes, manage change orders, review / audit billing?