Architect Collaboration

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Mueller Homes takes great pride in our ability to collaborate effectively with some of the most respected architects, locally and nationally.  We believe that builder and architect collaboration is essential to the overall process.  Genuine collaboration between an architect, a builder, and a homeowner can truly create a work of art!  Isn’t that, ultimately, what you want your home to be?

Over the past 30 years,  we have found that the collaborative approach provides the best experience possible with varied and necessary input, experience, and ideas from both the builder and architect.  This team approach is invaluable to the homeowner.  It is through this builder/architect collaboration that we are able to provide a unique experience, a well-designed home, and quality craftsmanship that meets our client’s lifestyle and desired budget.

There are varied ways to approach the process.  Some homeowners select an architect before they meet with a builder.  Others select the builder first and then seek out or request referrals to an architect.  There is no inherently right or wrong way to proceed, but we do strongly recommend that the builder and architect be introduced early on and collaborate throughout the design process.

Some clients want the architect to provide oversight for the entire project, while others simply want to utilize an architect for design elements.  It is important to recognize that the architect is generally responsible for the design and structural elements of the home while the builder is primarily responsible for ensuring that the concept can be built within the budget desired. We believe this kind of builder and architect collaboration is the key to a successful building experience and keeping the project within your budget and on-schedule.

We have developed solid, long-standing relationships with architects with whom we’ve come to rely and trust.  So, if desired, we can help you interview architects to determine who is the best fit for your project.  Or, if you’ve already selected an architect, we will be glad to collaborate and work together to bring your visions to life.

Mueller Homes builds distinctive luxury estates and custom homes for clients in Anne Arundel, Howard, Baltimore, Carroll, Montgomery, Frederick, and Talbot Counties, and throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C. For more information, contact us.