JLC ??JULY 1989
Every house has a budget. One customer's
garage may cost more than
another's house, but each has a budget.
When I sit down with clients to begin
the design process, I need to know the
budget to determine whether their
desires are realistic.
It's the customers' job, of course, to
state their needs and what they can
spend. But the issue is clear to me as the
designer: Either they state their needs
and desires, and I tell them what it will
cost; or they tell me what they want to
spend and I tell them what they can
get. But they cannot set both the
requirements and the budget.
It is the role