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Things to keep in mind

What to expect when hiring an architect

Designing and constructing a building takes a whole team of people and a long time. Communication and team work between the client, architect, consultants, and contractor are essential. In general plan on a project taking at least a year from start to completion. The planning process takes the longest to reduce the number of issues later on and ensure that everything is correct prior to building.

Architects are one part of the building process. There are engineers, contractors, financial institutions, and you the client. The architect coordinates with the other groups to create the complete project.

Changes made after construction has started are costly and time consuming. Being as prepared and open as possible will help reduce the risk of change orders.

Architecture fees can be calculated in many different ways. A percentage of the construction cost or an hourly rate are the most common depending on the project needs and services being provided.

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