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Project Timing: Leave Room in Schedule for Consultants

By Lorianna Kastrop, Vice President, The Kastrop Group, Inc. Architects   Clients often come to us ready to start a project and ask us “How soon will the drawings be ready?”  Surprisingly, the simple answer is misleading.  If we tell … Continue reading

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Project Creep: A Cautionary Tale

Unforeseen conditions can sometimes cause a construction project to grow from what was originally planned into a bigger project. When this happens, you, or your architect, may have to amend your building permit. Why? If a stop-work order is placed … 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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