Comments (20)
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
William Larsen

This article isn't very insightful. It's very generic without any true "insights". Please improve this article because it ranks high is search results for "tips for working with an architect"

2 Likes    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Mitchell Davis

Anyone open to offering some advice?

We have been working with our architect who has not provided us with any designs within our budget and has completed construction documents for a design $100K over our budget. Even though he jumped the gun without knowing what potential construction costs would be he is now asking us to pay for another design within our budget and another set of construction documents. We are $10K in with him and don't know what to do. We feel this is his mistake and we shouldn't have to pay double. Anyone have any suggestions on how we should proceed?

   
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Erin Camarse
Can you create and discuss a house plan with an architect for future use? I want to create a plan for my house renovation but I dont have money for it yet and I want to prepare for it. My house has a floor area of 82 sq meter and i want to turn it to a spacious three floor house.
   

Related Stories

How to Hire the Right Architect
Your perfect match is out there. Here’s how to find good candidates — and what to ask at that first interview
Full Story
How to Work With a Remodeler
Avoid costly mistakes and get exactly the upgrade you want for your home by working with a professional remodeler
Full Story
How to Work With an Interior Designer
Interior designers do much more than make a home pretty — they turn it into a harmonious haven that's uniquely yours
Full Story
10 Things Architects Want You to Know About What They Do
Learn about costs, considerations and surprising things architects do — plus the quick route to pinning down their style
Full Story
How to Hire the Right Architect: Comparing Fees
Learn common fee structures architects use and why you might choose one over another
Full Story
Think Like an Architect: How to Work With a Design Wish List
Build the home of your dreams by learning how to best communicate your vision to your architect
Full Story
How to Work With a Kitchen Designer
If you're ready to make your dream kitchen a reality, hiring a pro can ease the process. Here are the keys to a successful partnership
Full Story
How to Read a Floor Plan
If a floor plan's myriad lines and arcs have you seeing spots, this easy-to-understand guide is right up your alley
Full Story
Know Your House: What Makes Up a Home's Foundation
Learn the components of a common foundation and their purpose to ensure a strong and stable house for years to come
Full Story