We had certain criteria that we wanted met when we started to interview for an architect. They are, not necessarily in this order:
- Must be local in case here are problems and we need to meet.
- Must be intimately familiar with the Palos Verdes Estates Art Jury and Planning Commission processes as the requirements and hoops to jump through are very complex for the novice.
- Must be able to understand what I want and run with it. I can describe only so much of the feel and expect the architect to elaborate on it and interject original ideas. For example, take a look at Olympia Greer's vision of a Craftsman staircase railing.