Questions to Ask Prospective Design Professionals

(Engineer, Architect, Building Designer) for Your Project 
When searching for a design professional to assist you with your next project, there are a few questions you should ask them in advance of signing any contracts or providing them any retainers. After all, your project may be one of the biggest investments / expenditures you will make in your lifetime. Don’t make the same mistake many people make by spending more time researching their next car, hairstyle or internet service provider than they do researching their next engineer or building designer. We recommend focusing on seven key areas including:

  • Design experience
  • Liability insurance
  • Professional licensure
  • Peer review
  • Technology tools
  • Scope of service
  • Fees / costs