Posts filed under “building materials”
Building a New Home, Part 4: The Home Stretch
In part three I explained the three phases of design, Pre-Design, Schematic Design and Design Development, and how they relate to the construction process. In part four we will discover how it all transforms onto a legal document that your contractor will build from. Construction Documents/Drawings: If you have ever assembled a bicycle, you […]
What is that ‘thingy’ on the roof?
This blog post was inspired by an article that I recently read as well as conversations I’ve had with many clients. Architects (and builders) have names for just about every component or system involved in the design and construction of a building. Most of these terms have been passed down from as far back as the ancient Egyptians to […]
What Does An Architect Charge & How They Structure Their Fee?
If you are here for the quick answer scroll to the bottom, otherwise… Compensating an architect never seems simple and is usually a mystery, even for the architect. Personally it is not my favorite and would rather do it for nothing, but I have a family to feed, and… well that’s just not how the […]