Re: Contruction, Architects and Building Commissioning
From: James Kacki (
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 15:32:41 -0700 (PDT)

>> Thanks for your excellent and concise summary of the process during
>> and after EVC construction. As an architect, one thing confuses me.
>> Where was your architect and what role did he/she play during
>> construction?
> katie-henry [at] answered:
> Our developer (Don Tucker) was also the architect. Well, not just Don
> himself, but his firm (EDG Architects). We (the community members)
> had no input in selecting the architects. When Don develops a
> project, it's a package deal, with the cost of architecture services
> built into the cost of the units. Hence the need for us to have our
> own representation.
> The architects from EDG were indeed involved during construction. I
> don't have a construction background, so I can't compare our project
> with a "normal" project. Maybe Jessie can provide some info when she
> gets in off the beach. I think that Stan Sersen (our construction
> advocate) had green building expertise that EDG did not have
> in-house, which is why Don paid the cost of commissioning and some
> post-occupancy consulting that would normally be paid by the owners.
> Katie

THANKS AGAIN KATIE! Now it becomes clear. Its not the usual relationships but it seems to have worked out well for you. Congratulations on your project and thanks for the information!
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