The Design Process
Shape Architecture is a Chartered RIBA practice with considerable expertise in private residential architecture of all types and size and is able to answer any questions you may have regarding your proposed project. We are happy to visit you at your property to discuss your plans and make no charge for this visit.
How do I employ an architect to design my residential project?
Typically a new client will phone or email our practice or complete our contact firm on the website. A practice Director will then arrange to visit you at your property to discuss your project, understand the site and explain the process and answer any questions that you may have.
Following this the Director will write to you and email the letter as a PDF file to you.
Our services and fees proposal letter will set out our understanding of the extent of works required ‘ an outline of the brief ‘. We will set out the services we can offer in accordance with the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) plan of work which will set out all activities according to a logical sequence.
We will set out the associated fee. This will be a Fixed Lump Sum plus vat. The fee will be divided into each section of work so if you wish to stop or postpone our activities it is clear what we have done and what the fee for that section of work is. Our terms and conditions are appended to this letter alongside a form to sign and email back to us and this acts as our instruction.