Top 7 reasons for adding an Indigenous/Tribal consultant to your team

1. Materials. What is culturally relevant? What is sacred? Cedar, sage, sweetgrass, tobacco, birchbark… 2.  You want to capture local values. Take for example privacy and neighborhood planning. While many designers will be inspired by communal living arrangements of the traditional tipi encampments, close proximity

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How are Fees Calculated?

An architect’s compensation can be based on a percentage of the cost of the work, time or a stipulated sum. Less commonly, fees can be based on unit cost (number of rooms/apartments, etc.), the project’s square footage or a royalty (share of the profit). 1)

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Creating a Project Budget

How do we go about determining the overall cost? Preparing an overall Project Cost budget at the outset of a project is perhaps the single most important aspect of completing a successful project. While the cost of the building itself will be your largest expense,

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Do I need an Architect?

CALIFORNIA: Unlicensed professionals may design a number of structures that are typically limited in height, size, or construction type (i.e. wood frame), with structural and/or seismic limitations. It is worth making a visit to the local building permit office to inform them of your plans

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5 Phase Design Process

Designing built environments takes time and resources. We want to ensure that our clients to understand the process every step of the way and are aware of every potential cost before the project commences. An informed decision-making process is a smooth process.  The following is

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6 Reasons to Hire an Architect

1. An Architect will solve your design challenges with creative solutions that reap returns. Architects are trained to create thoughtful, beautiful spaces. They stay abreast of the latest design solutions, have seen 100’s of designs implemented, and will suggest solutions that you may not have

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