When attempting any building project the appointment of an Architect, will without a doubt be the best investment you will make. Choosing your Architect should be done with care. Choose him like you would your doctor as your relationship will be a lengthy one involving big sums of money. If possible try and find someone who listens to your ideas and requirements with care and whom you can trust and feel comfortable with.
In addition, look for an Architect who works or lives near your house construction site as it will encourage the Architect to make more site visits. I believe one of the most important aspects of the services of an Architect, are the site visits he makes. A lot of important decisions and corrections are made at site, which ultimately will decide the final, finished building. In fact I rate site visits as more important than some fancy, extremely detailed drawings which the illiterate workers at site may not even be able to fathom.
Click on the city you live in and then look for an Architect by keying in the pin code of the area in which your site is located.