Posts Tagged ‘hiring an architect’

Tweet Architects have a reputation for spending their client’s money to live out their design fantasies.  Admittedly, there’s a reason for this reputation.  It happens. This is a big problem and it’s one we in the design industry need to address.  This reputation has led to our marginalization.  No wonder architects have little clout when it comes to convincing municipalities or developers to build smarter, better, efficient developments that work well. People with money who want to build something have lost faith that architects will spend their money wisely.  This is only because it’s true for the most part.  Many…

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March 29, 2010

Your Contractor Doesn’t Know Jack About Design

by: Taz Loomans

Tweet So stop expecting to get a great result when you cut out the architect/designer. I’ve noticed in residential remodeling that many people decide to save money by not hiring an architect/designer and instead rely on a contractor alone. They expect a contractor to suggest solutions that will look good, perform well and be healthy for their homes. But they got another thing coming my friend. Your contractor is most likely going to install what he’s always installed before, in the cheapest and fastest way he can. He’s most likely not going to give you options, think out of the…

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