if you're thinking of building a new home or taking on a major home addition or remodel, it's likely that you've never worked with an architect before. 

you are not alone. 

below you'll find links to a few short videos that help explain the architect's and homeowner's role in the home design project, as well as some help in selecting the right architect and design direction that fits your unique needs.


 

Who needs an architect?

You do. You can't afford not to hire one. 

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How to Choose an Architect for Your Project

In order to find the right residential architect, you've got to ask the right questions. 

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The Client's Role for a Successful Residential Project

One of the most important ingredients for a successful design process and construction project is YOU, the client. Many aspects of the project will ultimately reflect YOUR vision. These include aesthetics, function, budget and schedule.

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the architect's education

The architect is much more than a draftsperson. 

Find out more about what an architect does, and how they can make your home project a success.

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what should your house look like?

Throughout history, the average person's house was built to provide basic protection from the elements, using readily available materials and construction methods.  Things have changed....

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