quote:Originally posted by Ed Bowers [i.e. FlWino]:quote:Originally posted by tanglenet:
I'm not happy with the architect I've been working with. I gave her a budget, she did the work, I paid and now after getting 3 bids, the project is 3x what I told her my budget was. Mulling on how to proceed and how willing I am to have her start over or litigate.
Tanglenet, did you have any meetings with her during the design? If so pay the bill as you knew what was going on, otherwise litigate. Hope you had a contract specifying what your budget was, design style size etc. Maybe she can offer cheaper alternatives. Who were the bidders? Her folks or yours? IMHO she is an idiot!!
Standard AIA contract. The scope of work was outlined by her but the (my) budget for the cost of the project was not. I don't think she's incompetent, I think she doesn't care if the project was built or not as she was going to be paid upfront for the drawings, submittal for approval, working with the structural engineer, etc.