If you’re a contractor who’s been at this for a while, you’ve likely had your share of negative experiences in working with some architects. And you’ve probably been witness to the disappointment, frustration, and financial upsets homeowners have been put through by the way some architects operate their design and development business. Notice that iboth statements I said “some” architects. I’ve personally had the pleasure of working with some great architects as well. As is true in all professions, there are good ones and there are other, not-so-good ones.
I fully expect some heated feedback for what I’m about to say, but I think it’s a discussion worth having. Based on nearly two decades of experience, here are the seven ways I think a large number of architects do a disservice to contractors and homeowners alike.