An Argument for Negotiated Bidding

We are often asked by our clients to bid the project to multiple contractors. The argument for this is that they will be able to compare the price offered by the different contractors and go with the lowest price. This is more complicated than it seems because you are not necessarily getting the lowest price when you sign up with the lowest bidder as we will explain below. Multiple bidding.

Hart Wright Architects is Certified DBE

Hart Wright Architects is Certified DBE

We are proud to announce Hart Wright Architects has been certified DBE, a designation that stands for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise. The US Department of Transportation has mandated in its code of regulations that any public agency that receives federal assistance must participate in a certification program. This means that recipients of this funding must hire small minority and women owned businesses for a portion of their projects. In order for.

C.A.B.: We regulate design but we don’t know good design

C.A.B.: We regulate design but we don’t know good design

Here is a familiar form every licensed California architect has seen. This is the license renewal form sent by The California Architects Board, within California’s Department of Consumer Affairs. They regulate the practice of architecture in California. Ironically, an organization that regulates a design profession apparently does not use the services of a design professional for their forms. This form is very difficult to fill out.  It is neither visually.