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As part of a great group of architects and friends from social media, I was graciously invited to contribute my answers to a series of questions as an interview for architects.

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Yes, I’ve been reading again; quite a bit I might add.

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In our last two posts we looked at drawings as a thinking device and that they tend to develop from very loose and abstract images to defined, scalar representations of the building or space. Today we will look at examples of what most people identify with, the definitive drawing. We will jump ahead in the design process to images that are more complete and beyond most of the conceptual or exploratory phase.

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IMG_20131009_103805Architects draw.

It is that simple and we enjoy it. However, what I want to make clear is the pleasure part of it isn’t what drives it. …keep reading

order off of the menu

18 October 2013

Are you willing to order off of your architect’s menu?

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If you are considering hiring an architect, let me applaud you. …keep reading

why did you choose this?

7 October 2013

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I love working with people. …keep reading

leecalisti:

I recommend you go to Keith’s site to read the rest. However, my favorite quote series is…”You could buy a builder house or build a house from a ‘plan book’ or on-line source. Going that route will allow you to build someone’s house, it won’t be your house, but it will be a house… I like to equate it as a builder/’plan book’ home fits you like a mitten while an architect designed home fits like a glove.”

Originally posted on Architect's Trace:

In this final installment of the ‘Hiring an Architect’ series, I address the most common question I’ve heard over the years from potential residential clients- “What? Me, hire an architect?” In my experience what they’re actually asking is;

“Can I afford an architect, aren’t they expensive?”

“Can’t I just by a builder house or buy plans from a book and still end up with what I want?”

“Isn’t an architect just going to design what they want and ignore me?”

These questions weigh heavily on clients, in reality; they couldn’t be further from the truth. However, hiring the services of an architect is not for everyone. Not everyone is building a custom home or taking on a significant renovation/addition. If you are considering/making such an investment, why not hire an architect to assist you in getting what you want? If you want your home to reflect who

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