Choosing a Landscape Architect
Good afternoon All!! Happy Sunday
My wife and I are looking at a major backyard renovation and need the help of a landscape architect to put it all together for us and do the work. We have several elements like a pool, drainage, rainwater collection, garden/compost, etc...
We had a great preliminary meeting and he listened and asked questions that other architects did not. They are now asking for a substantial deposit to see the plans...is this standard? I understand the concern of their intellectual property, but I think a rough draft or general idea of what they're proposing is due before I hand over money. What if I don't like their idea or decide I want to use another architect because they weren't even close to what we are wanting?
Any advice is appreciated...thanks