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When selecting an architect for the design process , which factors are most important in the selection process ?
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1 Fees
2 History of completing similar buildings
3 Case study examples that apply to the new building ( s ) not necessarily designed by architect
4 Being an expert in education and education design
5 Local / Community-based
6 Referrals from colleagues , friends , and overall network
7 Comprehensive ideas brought to meetings that address your community ’ s specific issues and concerns
8 Diversity within practice
9 Vision , Mission Values
10 Collaborative approach
11 Firm size - one of the largest
12 Firm size - smaller allowing work with key principals
13 How they impact schedule and budget
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