Choosing a Design Professional

Hiring a licensed architect or a designer, involves careful research.

  • Verify their license, reputation, references, previous work experience and compatibility with you - your personality, visual preferences and your approach to problem solving.

  • Ask about fee structures and options.
  • Discuss project budgets and skills.
  • Ask for their rack record of managing the permit process and the design and construction budget.

    Note: even the purchase of a set of stock plans involves careful research.

    Saving money or time on the design process most often results in wasting money and time during and after the construction. A good quality design process that results in quality drawings and specifications is the best predictor for a successful project and a trouble free construction process.