Ask an Architect: Building Your Dream House

So you want to build a house. We get it. It’s a daunting process, especially when you don’t have an ally. So how do you get started?

You often hear stories about what can go wrong, how expensive a project can become, and how long it takes. You may wonder what it’s like to work with an architect: will they catch your home design vision? Can you understand their lingo? Will they understand yours? Will you feel comfortable sharing your ideas with them?

We’d love to help you get started on your home design journey at AIA Seattle’s Ask an Architect on Saturday, November 16. Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl architect Eric Drivdahl explains: “Ask an Architect is a fantastic opportunity for homeowners to ask direct questions of Seattle-area residential architects. It’s a place to get curious, explore possibilities, and get your feet wet before diving in.”

Ask an Architect with Eric Drivdahl on November 16

Learn what it takes to build your dream house

Eric will partner with Jeff Babienko of babienko ARCHITECTS PLLC to answer your questions on setting priorities, communicating your budget, thinking through the home design and construction process, and finding an architect who works with you.

Eric says, “Attendees will walk away with a good understanding of the whole home design or home improvement project process. We’ll present and discuss everything from timeline to who needs to be on your team. We look forward to hearing our guests’ questions and addressing their dream projects.”

Ask an Architect with Eric Drivdahl on November 16

It’s all part of what we love: building relationships and working with clients. Through this event, we hope to give you an opportunity to push forward on your dream project, to dispel fears, and equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to make informed decisions.

Ask an Architect takes place Saturday, November 16, at Seattle’s Center for Architecture and Design. Bring your questions, ideas, and “napkin sketches,” and our residential architects will bring experience, coffee, and snacks. We can’t wait to see you and learn about your dream home design!

Register by November 14. Tickets $25 per person or $40 per couple.