Hart Wright Architects wins Best of Houzz

Hart Wright Architects wins Best of Houzz

Hart Wright Architects on Houzz

Understanding General Contractor Payment

Hart Wright Architects recently had a conversation with colleague, general contractor and estimator Lawrence Motta about general contractor payment methods. Below is the meat of our conversation which we think is important to share.  Many times GCs use the term T & M (or “time and materials”) to describe billing for the work with an hourly rate and charging for the materials. Interestingly enough, California has specific requirements about how.

Pre-construction Services

We are always advocates of getting a contractor signed up early in the process and to provide pre-construction services. (see post “An Argument for Negotiated Bidding”) This method allows for cost control and builds a real team. We strongly believe in the team approach: architects and contractors work together with the owners to complete a project efficiently, on schedule and on budget. It is without adversarial issues that come up,.

Mark your Calendars for the AIA “The Missing 32%: a Symposium on Women in Architecture” coming soon!

Mark your Calendars for the AIA “The Missing 32%: a Symposium on Women in Architecture” coming soon!

The Missing 32% October 13, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm California College of the Arts Timken Hall, 1111 8th Street, San Francisco AIA Members: $50 | General Admission: $75 Website Eliza Hart of Hart Wright Architects will be on the panel for the American Institute of Architects.

Inagural AIA East Bay Home Tours 8/13/11

Inagural AIA East Bay Home Tours 8/13/11

Our Lafayette Project Will be featured on 8/13/11.  Please save the date for the first ever AIA East Bay Home Tours, August 13, 2011, where you will see one of our projects featured For more information visit: http://www.aiaeb.org/hometours.htm An article in the Chronicle: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/08/07/HOVE1KH91N.DTL To see more photos of the house visit: http://www.hartwrightarchitects.com/projects/blackthorn/