Straightforward and completely up-to-date, "A Client's Guide to Engaging an Architect" sets out everything that the architect's client needs to be aware of, be it for domestic, commercial, small or large projects. As well as explaining the considerable added value that the right architect can bring to the success of the project, the guide talks the client through the standard appointment agreements and the extent of his or her obligations under them. General background information outlining the importance of the brief and project management is supported by an explanation of the RIBA Outline Plan of Work. The various options for calculating fees are described with reference to a recent survey of actual fees. Finally, the major legislation affecting the project is briefly introduced. The guide is specifically designed to explain the benefits of using a chartered architect. Written to be read by all construction clients but especially those who have never carried out this role, it offers a quick and easy overview of the value, mechanisms, context and cost of appointing an architect.
An ideal publication for architects to hand to new clients and an essential read for anyone thinking of appointing an architect to work on their project, whether domestic or commercial.show more