What is the most common service clients request?

What is the most common service clients request?   Most clients request the design package (The Sketch, The Details, The Docs) because they are interested in buying the expertise and documents to bid and build their project. But consider asking your architect to help you choose the best project (The Test), select a compatible builder.. read more →

11 Aug 2008
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Are we a good match?

Are we a good match?   To find the right architect, use the same criteria to select a friend, companion or spouse and ask yourself:   Do you trust the architect? Can you communicate with him/her? Do you like the person?   and add a few qualities such as: Is he/she qualified and licensed to.. read more →

30 Jul 2008
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How do we begin working with an architect?

How do we begin working with an architect?   After you interview and select your chosen partner, you will engage in an iterative exploration discovering what you like, what it looks like and making many decisions. That means I get to know you so we can get to know your home. I developed a tutorial.. read more →

30 Jul 2008
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What does an architect do?

What does an architect do?   An architect listens and solves problems. We resolve functional, aesthetic, economic and land use challenges. Sometimes we offer good advice such as , “It’s raining, close the window so you don’t get wet.” We also make wonderful dinner company and conversation pieces at your open house. You can put.. read more →

05 May 2008
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Kudos – Lanier

What clients say about WishingRock Studio:   “Eric is very good about listening to customers needs and offer ideas that would help.” — Ronnie and Melinda (Sankchuberrymush) read more →

04 Mar 2008
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How long will it take to design my project?

How long will it take to design my project?   I work at your pace so the design time depends on how quickly you make decisions, but most projects take from 2 to 5 months design time. My shortest design project was a couple days and the longest was two years 8 months and counting… read more →

02 Mar 2008
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What fees should I expect?

What fees can I expect an architect to charge?   Architects charge for time, materials and occassionally travel. Review your architect’s contract to find out when he/she will charge and how much for time versus incidentals. Remember, architects do not sell products so you should expect to pay fees for your architect’s time to produce.. read more →

01 Dec 2007
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What do you need from your clients?

What do you need from your clients?   Most importantly, I need your trust and confidence. I also need clients to participate fully in the many design/communication exercises I share. I need your land survey with topographic information, your covenenant and restrictions and to know your budget. I use the land survey to decide where.. read more →

06 Nov 2007
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