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Craig was our architect for an extensive, circa 1880 Victorian home remodel which included adding a proper foundation to the house, remodeling the existing first floor, adding a second story bedroom suite, raising our existing garage and erecting a 2 story structure that housed a garage as well as an office and workshop. It was not an easy task, and yet we managed to accomplish our goal of gaining needed living space while maintaining the integrity of a home from this era. We knew we were successful when the mailman said "if I hadn't seen this go up with my own eyes, you wouldn't be able to convince me that this hasn't always been here." Craig was thoughtful and attentive throughout this massive project and we would hire him again for any architectural needs.Feb 22, 2020
License Type: Architect (CA)
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Fees will vary depending on the scope of work. Often a client needs help clarifying the scope of work. We are very flexible with fee arrangements, which can be hourly, a set fee, or some combination of the two. I always recommend we meet at the site of the proposed work for our initial visit. I charge $200 for an initial consultation fee, which is credited to the project fee if we sign an agreement and move ahead. Restoration of old Victorians is especially challenging. Sometimes the biggest challenges are finding materials to match the originals, and finding qualified craftsmen to install them. These challenges often require additional time and expense to solve. You are best served having both an architect and a general contractor experienced with restoring old Victorians.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?At our initial site meeting (details above), we will talk about the proposed project in more detail, and I can recommend an approach to getting it completed. As managing principal I will follow up with a fee proposal. If acceptable, I will submit for your approval a proposed agreement. Upon receipt of a retainer, we will revisit the site, take lots of photos, and measure up the existing structures where it’s important to do so. If you have drawings of the existing structures, congratulations! You just saved yourself some money, as we won’t have to create a set of “as-built” drawings from scratch. Design sketches will follow. After design is complete and approved, we will prepare permit and construction drawings and specifications. We can then help you secure the necessary permits prior to construction. We can help with contractor selection, and assisting you and the contractor while the project is under construction.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Graduated from the University of Southern California California State licensed architect C8403 35+ years in architectural practice, 25+ dba Craig Bagley Architect A complete resume is available if requested