Stay sensitive to the needs of your customers and pay particular attention to the value of delivering your pro-bono project on time and on time. This will strengthen the goodwill you generate by providing your services free of charge and allow you to do what you volunteered for: helping victims of a terrible bushfire crisis and delivering high-quality design results to remote communities. So before you resume your pro-bono project, make sure you can afford it. This means there will be enough cash flow from other sources in your office and enough time to spend on it. It is interesting to note that this risk is loaded for your cash flow if you practice a micro-architecture of one or two people, where even a pro-bono project could represent a large part of your current work. A: There are many different ways, like architects charging fees – it depends on the nature of the project, the complexity and the level of service you need. Here are a few examples: fourth, you mentioned that the owner had bad experiences, and it looks like another architect was involved in obtaining the original building permit. There may be some intellectual property issues that need to be resolved before we move forward. Note that a written agreement is a minimum requirement of the Victorian and NSW code of conduct for architects.  If you don`t have one, the right starting points are those published by the Australian Institute of Architects and ArchiTeam.
A: That`s certainly a good idea. In the event of a problem, these documents help protect both parties from litigation. In addition, the scope of the work required, the associated fee are recorded and the roles and responsibilities of the client and the architect are described in writing, so that there is no confusion. This document doesn`t mean you`re stuck for the whole project – if things change, it doesn`t matter! There are procedures in place to ensure that changes or layoffs go smoothly. According to Hansen, your professional liability and liability insurance should cover you and your employees for your pro-bono project in the same way as a business project.  There are probably reservations regarding this coverage, in general, including requirements such as an on-site client architect contract, so I highly recommend double demand with your own broker. The best projects come from a great relationship. If you choose your architect, make sure you go with someone you can communicate with and listen to your needs. Finally, it is important to remember that your pro-bono customers have just burned down their homes to the foundations and that their communities and your lives may have suffered in the same way.