design services

"Free" Design

I didn't get a job once because the folks decided to go with a full service design build firm that offered "free" design services.  I had the rather funny image of some old retired architect who worked for free because he was either being blackmailed or he was very wealthy and just loved to work so much that he was doing it for free.   The other thought was that the person doing the "free" design work was some high school drafting class kid who they were paying so little that it was easy for the company to absorb the cost.  These people may actually have been gullible enough to think that they weren't, somewhere in the bill, paying for design.