Best Tips for working with an architect
Howdy! We are about to sign the contract with our architect. His fee is based on covered square footage, and with that we get three iterations of the floor plan as well as 3 2-hour planning meetings. After that, there is an additional hourly fee.
We'd like to be wise about our time and spending with the architect so as to minimize additional fees. I have prepared a (rather lengthy) document that outlines all of our "must haves" as well as "like to haves" in our home. I've also provided him with a basic floorplan that I like as a starting point, with modifications. And finally, a couple of home exterior elevations that we really like as well.
Does anyone here have additional tips on what we can do to make the process as smooth as possible? Ideally, we'd like to accomplish the final floor plan and elevations without incurring extra fees.
Thanks for your input! :)