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7 Essential Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Architect

Published: March 4, 2011
Hiring an architect for your remodel is an important step. Where to begin? Here are essential questions to ask candidates, and the answers they should give.

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1. What are the biggest challenges/attractions of this job?

An architect may have a beautiful portfolio and great references, but that doesn´t indicate how he or she will approach your project. During initial interviews, ask about their vision for your house. What´s working now, and what can be improved? How will they make a remodel blend seamlessly into the rest of the house? How hard will this be to accomplish, and why?

Your job is to learn how your potential architect thinks and works, and how well he or she understands what you want.

“You can hire any number of architects who´ll come up with creative solutions to your job,” says Pittsburgh architect Gerald Morosco, author of the book How to Work With an Architect.

“The differences are in how well the architect matches his design to your taste and your lifestyle,” adds Morosco.

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