Building 101: How to Navigate the Architect-Contractor-Client Relationship

Architect Cary Bernstein gives constructive advice: know what you want, who you're working with, and how much you can spend. And be patient.
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In 12 years of running her own firm, San Francisco–based architect Cary Bernstein has designed countless residential projects and worked with dozens of contractors. She knows well the difficulties of architect-contractor-client relationships, and while she has no magic formula, she’s developed a pretty good system for making them work.

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