If you’re considering a major home improvement project, especially one where load-bearing walls or exteriors walls will require significant changes, hiring an architect may be necessary. Good news! It’s a buyers market as the housing and building industries have slowed dued to the recession.
Click here for an excellent article by Mark Demerly of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) about how to find the best architect.
Discover the AIA’s resources for hiring a residential architect. You can also use their Architect Finder for a search-by-zipcode directory of AIA member architects.