An open plan to maximize views from many areas of the house, concrete floors to suggest informality and easy maintenance, and contemporary lighting scheme all contribute to make this space for living and displaying art unique.

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Mark Canada on Hiring an Architect

Construction Documents Phase

The Construction Documents Phase spells out literally and in great detail exactly how to build your house or addition. To take best advantage of the competitive building industry, you must hire your architect to prepare a very thorough set of construction documents. They will coordinate architecture, interior design, landscaping, structural engineering and mechanical systems. The architect's fee for this phase will be less than the savings you will yield from the general contractor's self assurance when building from a thorough set of architectural and engineering documents. [+]

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