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Check on who you are working with: Are they a licensed Architect?

By Lorianna Kastrop, Vice President, The Kastrop Group, Inc. Architects We can’t emphasize this enough—a designer is not a licensed professional.  They may have certain skills and experience, some may even have a degree in architecture, but they do not … Continue reading

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Remodel for your own needs and enjoyment

You’ve heard the old expression, “The cobbler’s children have no shoes.” That was our situation for many years. Although we’ve owned and operated an architecture firm for 20 years, my husband and I needed to remodel our own home.   We … Continue reading

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I need it Yesterday. Why does it take so long?

This is a common refrain in the construction industry. An ironic related issue is that potential clients take months (sometimes years) deciding whether or not to move ahead with a project. Once they do decide, however, they want it done … Continue reading

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How do Architects Structure Their Fees?

When you call a lawyer and ask for their professional advice and they talk to you for half an hour, you expect to get a bill for half of their hourly rate in the mail, right? While architects may differ … Continue reading

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Budgeting for Construction Projects

We are busy with architectural projects, which is fantastic after the long slow period during the recession.  We are, however, aware that budgets are still tight and lending standards are very stringent.  This blog post will help you figure out how much … Continue reading

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