William M. Cohen Architect
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You & Your Architect. Questions To Ask.           
New Construction 18th Century Style Farmhouse

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  • What is your level of interest in this project?
  • Do you foresee any challenges, structural, code etc.?
  • How will you help me understand the scope and process this will take?
  • What is your projected timetable?
  • What is your experience in the building type and scope of my project?
  • What is your design philosophy?
  • Who will I be dealing with on this project?
  • Can I review portfolios of your work that are similar to this project?

  • What are the steps in the design process and how will decisions be made?
  • What do you expect me to provide?
  • How disruptive do you anticipate the construction will be?
  • What is your role during construction?
  • Who gives the contractor directions?
  • What is your experience with green or sustainable design?
  • Do you regularly integrate sustainable design into your projects?
  • What do you consider the most important options in Green Design?
  • If sustainable technologies are integrated, what are the upfront costs and projected payback?
  • How are fees established?
  • In anticipation of a formal proposal what do you think the scope and costs will be?
  • What services are included in your fee and what, if any would be additional?
  • What are the factors that trigger cost and fee changes and how will that be communicated?
  • What is your track record for completion on time and on budget?