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Designer Roulette – addendum

May 18, 2010

I have received a few private comments regarding my last post and I though I should probably share a few of them.

1. Hiring a licensed Architect does not always guarantee a good design.
I agree.

2. A slick web site doesn’t guarantee good design.
No argument from me. I have stories.

3. Additional costs of poor design include:

  • Redesign after construction starts – much more expensive that pre-construction changes.
  • Framing mistakes due to poor dimensioning
  • Little or no detailing

I’m sure there is more that can be added and I invite everyone to have their say.

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