Q: #3 of 21 Questions To Ask Your Architect

3. How will the architect approach your project? Each and every project at Hauck Architecture is given the same commitment and respect. After assessing the project goals, challenges and expectations, we develop a cohesive plan to meet all the issues. The execution of this plan is what sets Hauck Architecture apart. Working within the project […]

Q: #2 of 21 Questions To Ask Your Architect

2. What are the challenges of the project? Each project has its own set of challenges. It may be a unique lot shape, strict government regulations, a tight budget or even all of the above. At Hauck Architecture, we have over 15 years of experience in working with a variety of project types and a […]

Q: #1 of 21 Questions To Ask Your Architect

1. What does the architect see as important issues or considerations in your project? Just as no two people are the same, no two projects are the same. After listening carefully to the needs and wishes of our clients, we analyze all the local building codes and that may affect the project. Our goal is […]

21 Questions To Ask Your Architect

The American Institute of Architects has developed a list of 21 questions you should ask before selecting an architect for your project. Each project is unique and it is important to make sure you have the right person in place to guide you through this complicated process. Over the next several months, I will explore […]

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What is a Coastal Development Permit and do I need one?

A Coastal Development Permit is required for any project in the coastal zone as defined on official zoning maps. In general, this includes any property west of highway 5. Depending on where your project is located, you this review may be handled by your city, the coastal commission or both. The process can be lengthy […]

Can your contractor “get the led out?”

Or should I have spelled it l-e-a-d? On April 22, 2010 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) passed into law a requirement that any contractor performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb more than six square feet of paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and trained to […]

Complexities of obtaining a building permit in San Diego

When selecting an Architect or other design professional, it is important to consider their design skills, technical abilities and person compatibility. Equally important, especially in the regulation saturated regions of southern California, be sure your Architect has the ability to procure your permit. Each jurisdiction, whether it be the City of San Diego, La Jolla, […]

What should you look for in a construction contract?

When executing a construction contract with your contractor, there are many things to look for.Your Architect can help negotiate this contract but it is important to look for several key items to protect yourself and your contractor. The latest set of construction documents should be included as an defined part of the contract. These plans […]

Why should I hire an architect?

Few people realize how complicated it is to build. That is until they find themselves lost in the maze of design options, building codes, zoning laws, contractors, and so on. Regardless of whether you’re planning residential or commercial, urban or rural, single- or multi-family construction-no two building projects are exactly alike. There is no single, […]