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
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
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?