the scope of your Poconos home design project more involved than
replacing your kitchen countertops or bathroom flooring? It is the
responsibility of an architect to transform human needs and desires
into visual concepts and habitable structures. When you hire a Poconos
home architect, you are not only hiring someone to design and/or
build your home, but you are also hiring the person who will manage
all of your budgetary limitations and site constraints, as well
as coordinate the relationships of all parties involved in the project.
Form Space Design - Jay Park, Marshalls Creek. 570-223-1103
Jack Stoltz AIA, works with homebuyers, builders and developers.
Complete service from concept to final working drawings.
RKR Hess Associates - North Courtland Street, East Stroudsburg
AIA Architects and Award winning design firm with associated professionals
such as landscape architecture and civil engineering.
is best to hire a house architect who will be involved in all phases
of the design process, from the initial concept to the completion
of the project. Since, an architect is often the first person you
will hire for your project he/she may help you select and hire subcontractors,
which can include the builders, engineers and landscape architects.
House architects are also involved in negotiating contracts for
all involved participants. It is for these reasons that it is extremely
important for you to have a good relationship with the architect
you hire. He or she can be the tiebreaking vote between you and
the general contractor, and can be your biggest advocate along the
way during construction.
Questions you might ask a prospective home architect:
What is your fee structure?
What does the cost include?
Do you have professional liability insurance?
What types of renderings (3-D, video, illustrative) will you produce?
What is your experience with similar projects?
When do you expect to start and be finished with the project?
What do your services include? (It's best that the services are
until construction is completed.)
What happens when the cost exceeds the budget?
Can you provide references?
Will you help with hiring a general contractor and subcontractors?
What do you estimate the cost will be?
What will I need to provide?
Are there any complications you foresee with this project?