Site Selection is a critical component of any project. Most clients think they need to have a site before selecting an Architect. That assumption usually gets the project off to a bad start. The Architect should be chosen before the site selection for several reasons. First of all, an Architect’s education involves site planning and development which means we are experts of choosing the best site for your project.
Having a feel for the size and shape of a building and how it will sit on the site; environmental considerations such as solar and weather; geological considerations such as foundation materials and governmental issues involving parking, open space, permitting and codes. Years of experience in this will prove invaluable and 9 times out of 10 save you money and headaches with your project.