|Using Group Members Professionally||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Robin Allison (ecohousingxtra.co.nz)|
|Date: Sun, 19 Jul 1998 01:07:30 -0500|
Our group is ready to choose an architect as we are close to buying land. One of our members (well, me actually) is an architect who's been totally committed to the project from the beginning. The group is unsure about the advisability of hiring the architect (or any other professional) from within the group and how that would affect power dynamics and accountability. Of course if I applied for the job I would do so on the same basis as other architects we invited to apply (and would not be part of the selection process), so the issue is not about the ability to do the job. I'd be really interested to hear from other groups who have used or are using professionals from within your group: what were the problems and the benefits? What would you do differently next time? Any other advice? Are there architects on this list who have played that role for their group? I still have to decide how my skills could be most useful to the group so I'd appreciate any replies. Thanks Robin Allison Waitakere Eco-Neighbourhood Cohousing Project Auckland, New Zealand.
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