Hiring an Architect

I tooled around the web and found a few informative sites relating to hiring an architect. Bob, eHow, and Add these to my post "A Good Architect" and it should say about ninety percent of what I would say if left to ramble on for an hour or so. I like potential clients to call people who I have recently worked with to get a sense of what I do. Few people have any idea how involved it can be and why it's so worth it.