Remodeling or adding on to your home is a major project. There are many steps that need to be taken before your problem can be solved, permits procured, and construction is complete. At any point along the way you can make a mis-step that can cost you thousands of dollars, or many extra weeks or months of time.
In Work With An Architect, David Locicero, architect, guides you through the process of working with an architect. He explains what you can expect from your architect at every stage. Projects are completed in phases. David explains what these phases are, what happens during each phase, and why it is important. Armed with this information, you will be better prepared for the journey from problem house to dream home.
You want to remodel your house, or build an addition. Maybe you want to build your dream home. Do you hire an architect? You hear from one person an architect is essential. You hear from another person that you don’t need one. Besides, they are expensive, right? What does an architect actually do? They just draw up the plans, right?
Drawing from over 30 years of professional experience as an architect, David Locicero, a California architect, answers these questions and more. There is a standard, and logical process to any design project. This process is used by all designers and architects in one way or another. The author describes just what it is than an architect does during each phase of the project design and construction process.
Working With An Architect is a short book written with the non-architect in mind. The author makes an effort to avoid the jargon used in the profession. It is a quick read, illustrated by real life stories take from the author’s years of architectural practice.
Understanding this process and what the architect can do for you during each phase of the project, you can decide for yourself if you will need an architect for your project.