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Michel:

Our experience has always been better to contract as a prime directly with
an Owner. Sometimes this is not possible.  I don't recommend to our office
that we subcontract under an unscrupulous prime in any profession, or an
unscrupulous owner.  We have been burned by owners and others. 

There is no such legal entity as an unlicensed architect.  To use the term
architect, a person must be licensed in the States of California and Arizona
where I practice. 

Respectfully,
Bob Freeman, Architect, EIT
949-387-8500







-----Original Message-----
From: David L. Fisher [mailto:dfisher(--nospam--at)fpse.com] 
Sent: Thursday, November 05, 2009 9:31 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: Contracting through Architect

Michel:

Never work with an unlicensed architect.

Never work for an architect, if at all possible.
Contract directly with the owner.

"Many" but not all architects, have been known
to bill the owner for engineering services and keep
the money for themselves to help run their own
operation.

Unfortunately, that has happened so many times to me
That I avoid wherever possible. 

David L. Fisher SE PE
Senior Principal

Fisher and Partners
372 West Ontario 
Suite 301
Chicago 60654

312.622.0409 (m)
312.573.1701
312.573.1726 (f)

www.fpse.com



-----Original Message-----
From: Michel Blangy [mailto:mblangy(--nospam--at)satco-inc.com] 
Sent: Thursday, November 05, 2009 11:31 AM
To: Seaint(--nospam--at)Seaint.Org
Subject: Contracting through Architect

What are the pros and cons of contracting through an unlicensed architect
and not the project owner on private projects?

Thanks in advance,

Michel Blangy



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