|Re: Using Group Members Professionally||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Jeff Hobson (jhobsonigc.org)|
|Date: Sun, 19 Jul 1998 14:16:54 -0500|
Check out the article in the fall/winter 97 Coho journal - the "community spotlight" article on Harmony Village (Colorado). Matt Worswick, who wrote the article, was project designer for Harmony and also lives there. Jeff Hobson At 01:07 AM 7/19/98 -0500, Robin Allison wrote: 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. _____________________________________________________________________ * Jeff Hobson * jhobson [at] igc.org * * 2139 Prince St * Berkeley CA 94705 * 510-845-0481 phone/fax *
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