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WASHINGTON DC ARCHITECTS - WHY NOT TO MAINTAIN A LONG DISTANCE
RELATIONSHIP WITH THEM
No.. Don’t get mislead by the title above! This is not an article with love advice on how to maintain a relationship
with an architect beau/bae. This is an article that will tell you quite distinctly and clearly to NOT hire a long distance
architect for your upcoming construction project. Unless you're commissioning a sports stadium or a new hospital,
there is almost no chance you can't find a Washington DC architect near you with the expertise and talent to meet
your needs. Hiring an architect who is far away increases your cost in four ways:
First of all, you will have to hire a local professional to document what is existing on the construction site.
This is where too many cooks might end up spoiling the broth. Instead, having a local architect can be a more
cost effective solution to the problem.
Architects need to visit many times to gauge the full potential of a site and determine the kind of
construction and design that can be sustained in the location. Frequent visits by an outstation architects will
only add up to your eventual design and development bill - a cost that you could have easily avoided by
hiring a local Washington DC architect.
Third, building codes and planning codes vary from city to city. Each state adopts a building code standard,
and then each city adds or changes parts of the building code. For instance, even though the building code
allows small commercial buildings to have a uni-sex toilet, San Francisco requires a minimum of two toilets
(one for men and one for women). Hire an architect who is not familiar with your area and you increase the
likelihood of an honest mistake.
So you see - when in Rome, hire a Roman to do the job for you! Make sure you get in touch with the best
Washington DC architect and enjoy hassle free property construction.