Architect 1st, builder 2nd Vs. Builder 1st, architect 2nd : The benefits of a good builder-architect relationship
A concern for anyone thinking of undertaking a large renovation project on their home is who should they go to first? Some think that engaging an architect to discuss your needs and draw up desired plans prior to finding a builder is a good option while others might employ a builder who will give you ideas which will help inform an architect.
Rather than run the risk of paying a lot of money for plans that may be unrealistic in terms of building cost, we recommended engaging both builder and architect at the same time. Request meetings with your builder and your architect and use their combined knowledge and experience to create plans that are clear, concise, and feasible in terms of the build process and your budget.
Start your project with a firm foundation that will support the design and build process – this is our recommendation.