Salute to Architectural Clients

Salute to Architectural Clients

This is a salute to those people who choose to create special buildings and homes by serving as architectural clients. Undertaking the custom design and construction of a building is not easy, which is why so many people decide to just buy a “builder special,” – which...
Buying Architectural & Design Services

Buying Architectural & Design Services

“Why is buying architectural and design services different than buying just about everything else?” When we buy most things we are consuming them relatively quickly. A restaurant meal is gone in an hour, a piece of clothing may last a year and even a...
Being A Good Client

Being A Good Client

Many people never give even the slightest consideration to “being a good client,” but they are lessening the quality of work they are receiving and probably increasing their cost of service without realizing it. While this is written from the perspective of...
Architect Fees

Architect Fees

“How much does an architect cost?” This is inevitably one of the first questions that people who have not worked before with an architect will ask. But anyone who asks this question is looking at their situation entirely the wrong way round. A better question you...
2021 Rhode Island Historic Preservation Conference

2021 Rhode Island Historic Preservation Conference

Rhode Island is a state where historic architecture is a natural resource that helps make the state more attractive to both residents and visitors alike. Tourism is one of the state’s central economic drivers. Katherine Warren, the Newport socialite who helped...
Finding the Right Builder

Finding the Right Builder

In previous Archi-TEXTs, there have been discussions on how to choose the right architect for your project and how to work with them to choose the right design for your new building or renovation. This article will address the different factors you should consider in...