- Have you worked on any projects like this before?
- Have you had any experience with this size of project?
- What point of difference does you practice have from other architects with similar experience?
- Can I see your portfolio of similar projects?
- Who from your practice would I be dealing with on a regular basis? Would this person be designing my project?
- Are you interested enough in my project to make it a priority?
- What challenges do you foresee for my project?
- Do you see any challenges with my site?
- Do you see any important issues or considerations with my project?
- Would you create a detailed project brief?
- Can you explain the design process?
- Do you use 3D design software?
- What is your experience with sustainable design?
- Would my project need Town Planning approval?
- Does my project have any Town Planning overlays I should be aware of?
- Have you worked with this council before?
- Do you have builders you can recommend?
- What potential delay could there be on site that I should be aware of?
- What role do you play during the construction stage?
- Can I stay in my home during the construction?
- How long would it take to get my project to site?
- How long would my project take to get Town Planning approval?
- Besides Town Planning what things can delay a project getting to site?
- How long do you think the construction stage might take?
- How do you charge?
- In anticipation of a Client and Architect Agreement, what would you expect my project fees to be on this project?
- Can you confirm the scope for your services?
- If the scope changes later in the project, will there be additional fees? How will these be justified? How will you communicate this to me?
- In what situations would you charge additional fees?
- Do you charge disbursements?
- Does our Cost of Works budget meet our brief?
- What are your processes in controlling the project’s budgets?
- Do you obtain estimates during the design and documentation stages?
- Are your projects typically built within the client’s original budget?
- What other costs should I allow for in addition to the Architect’s fees?
- How much should I budget for the Consultant’s fees?
- Should I allow for a contingency, if so how much?