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According to Duo Dickinson, nobody needs an architect. But if you decide to hire one, it's possible to find an architect who can design an efficient house with a carefully considered plan—and do so for a reduced fee. An architect himself, Dickinson reveals in this case study how his clients were able to build the house he designed, and spend a total of $115 per sq. ft. Sure, they had to pitch in, but fear not—Dickinson shares 10 proven ways for clients to make the process a success.
Resourceful homeowners apply Duo Dickinson's "10 steps to reduce an architect's fees" to rebuild the home they lost in a fireby Robyn Aitken
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A contest-winning design squeezes a vaulted living room, a master suite, and room to breathe onto a pencil-thin lotby Roxana Vargas-Greenan, Trent Greenan
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