My wife and I recently bought a house that we intend to replace. The project needs to be considered a renovation because of local rules, but it is essentially a new building constructed using part of an existing foundation.
Local architects have long waiting lists for new clients at the moment so we thought we'd turn to online options to see who may be available that has experience with homes in the style we like.
We are looking for an architect who has some experience in the modern style homes that we enjoy. This will be a long running engagement but we can break it up into pieces or milestones to accommodate the freelancer's needs. The initial phase will be conceptual, then detailed 3D renders, then plans and finally managing changes during construction.
Ideally the individual we find will have the ability to examine local building code requirements and prepare designs and documents suitable for submission for building permits. They may need to correspond with an engineer in our local area to make sure that plans comply with local building codes. They should also expect to collaborate with an interior designer and possibly a landscape designer as well.
We intend to build using ICFs wherever possible, so the ideal candidate would be familiar with that medium and material.
If this is an engagement that interests you, please reach out with samples of your previous work. We're happy to structure payments to suit your needs and rates.