When my client says “no” I need to listen and shift course, otherwise, I am trying to be the client as well as the designer. When the client tries to work out a series of details, they are stepping out of their role.
When I tell the builder how to build, I have taken my eye off of the design, and when he or she tells me how to design, they have taken their eye off of how to get things done well for the best possible price.
You see, if we work together well, all we have to do is our own job, not one another’s job.
-MICHAEL M. MERRILL ASID, NKBA, CID