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"When the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art."

-- Leonardo Da Vinci


Why Hire an Architect? (And more specifically, why hire Linderman Group Architects, Inc.)

So the time has come to move forward with that construction project you've always dreamt of.  Maybe your business has grown and you need to expand.  Maybe a change in technology dictates a change in your facility.  Maybe its time to move to a more convenient site.  Or maybe you're finally ready to build your dream house in the mountains.  What's the first step?

Few people realize all that a successful building project entails.  Design options, building codes, zoning laws, construction contracts, -- the list goes on.  Linderman Group Architects, Inc. can guide you through the maze of decisions and help you end up with a well-designed project that meets your needs and works with your budget and time frame.

Q:  We're Working on a Tight Budget -- Won't an Architect's Fees Cut into Construction Costs?

Au Contraire -- Sure we charge fees, -- wouldn't make much sense to be in business otherwise.  But those fees more than offset the costs of unnecessary or poorly thought out construction.  The architect's services are a wise investment for the money, not an added cost to your project.  A well-conceived project can be built more efficiently and economically than a poorly thought one.

An effective plan will show immediate short-term savings in construction costs, and long-term life-cycle savings in the form of reduced heating, cooling and electric bills over time.  Recent studies also show that a well thought out architectural design can help retain employees and reduce employee sick time -- very important factors to consider when planning for a commercial design.

The architect is trained to solve problems in creative ways.  We may know of new technologies or alternative materials that can save you money.  Our broad knowledge of design and construction allows us to show you alternatives an untrained eye might never be able to think of on their own.

Q:  We're Still in the Early Discussion Phase of our Project.  Shouldn't We Wait Until our Goals are more Clearly Defined?

While it is helpful to articulate your ultimate goals to the architect, it is never too early to get started.  Maybe an early discussion will prevent you from wasting time on unnecessary options.  The trained architect may be able to identify a solution you never would have thought possible.  Maybe local zoning doesn't allow for the type of expansion you're considering.  Maybe the site you're considering is not suited to the use you require.

Linderman Group Architects, Inc. can provide site studies, help secure planning and zoning approvals, shed light on local code requirements, and help in nearly every aspect of pre-design.  Involving us at the earliest planning stage allows us to become as familiar as possible with your business and procedures, enabling us to develop creative solutions to your problems and to propose ways to reduce your costs.  The long-term result is a facility that adds to the productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness of your operation.

Q:  How Do We Get Started?

The first step is to contact Linderman Group Architects, Inc. and discuss your project.  We'll then provide you with an itemized cost estimate for each phase of the project and move forward from there.  The meeting is free, so what have you got to lose!

Phone:  (610) 874-5101 or email contact_us@linderman.net


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