The first step to starting your building project is to have
one of our architects visit your home or property
to listen to your needs and understand the goals of your unique
construction project. Our goal for this meeting is to leave
with a complete understanding of the design problems for which
you need solutions. Your goal is to communicate to us what
you need and/or desire. We listen to your needs, offer preliminary
solutions, and explain the costs and process of design and
At Thomas Baio Architect we offer two
types of At-Site consultations and two types of in-office
& brief consultation
At-Site (1) hour consultation (Limited to 60 minutes)
This service is no cost to the prospective client. It allows
us to introduce ourselves, listen to your needs, outline with
you a scope of work for the project, and witness key factors
which will control the outcome through a tour of the existing
conditions. This service allows us to produce a proposal which
reiterates the scope of work, describes our services, and
outlines our charges and payment schedule.
At-Site (2) hour consultation (Minimum 2 hours)
This service is a paid hourly consultation to the client.
It allows us to do all of the above plus help evaluate a value
engineered approach which would include a discussion of alternative
scenarios. Frequently during these consultations sketches
of key elements which might make the project solution instrumental
are produced. Very often in cases of existing conditions with
proposed alterations, sketches will be produced of the before
and after which illustrates the idea right before your eyes.
Charges for this service are by the hour and are quoted before
arrival. Typical charges range between $180.00 and $240.00
an hour and are due at the completion of the consultation.
All fees paid for this service will be deducted from our retainer
agreement of the architectural services should you accept
This service is no cost to the prospective client. We meet
with you in ove of our offices, introduce ourselves, listen
to your needs, and outline with you a scope of work for the
project. From here, we will produce a proposal which reiterates
the scope of work, describes our services, and outlines our
charges and payment schedule.