It’s an age-old question for clients seeking to build a custom home. Who do I hire first, the builder or the architects? While some questions require an “it depends” answer, this one is easy. Always start with the architect. You, the client, benefit when the architect relationship is separate from the contractor/builder. In our niche…

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How do I find the right architect? Making an initial list of architects to consider is easy – just ask friends and colleagues for referrals or scour publications and AIA membership listings. But when it comes to selecting the right architect, just picking a prestigious name is not enough. In the high-quality custom residential architecture…

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“Artisanship permeates throughout their culture…” “Artisanship permeates throughout their culture as they ‘group’ together to execute the vision of architects and owners. Their understanding of materials and processes pushes the architect to even greater understanding of the possibilities of design.” David Stocker, AIA Principal SHM Architects You can imagine how thrilled we were to receive…

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