the two owners of BWM Group prior to my joining up had also shared a residence prior to each getting married. When introducing themselves as "partners" to their conservative neighbors, they got a lot of funny looks
there is always someone who will quote a lower fee and also always someone much higher
establishing the correct fee is one of the most difficult parts of the process of designing a project. Perhaps because architecture is part art and part science it is especially difficult
During this time period as a design exercise, I developed the plans seen here, intended to fit on standard lots and designed for shared living. They feature three fully independent suites, with separate entrances, kitchenettes and full baths as well as a shared living space.
I didn't have too many places to turn for help because I didn't want to tell my client I didn't know how to do this, and I basically worked by myself. So again, I turned to family for assistance and had my dad look at it with me.