We had our appointment last night and we took alot of our info that you all have helped with to him. They were a very nice company, and we were able to get an intern architect who is working under the main architect and get a better rate. :dance: Should be about $400 for a plan that we can take to the bank and go get our estimates with. I was very excited about that. We learned that to have bedrooms in the basement we have to have a window well with a window big enough for someone to get out of in case of fire. That changed our walkout design a little bit, because if we pick a steeper grade to build into then we can use step down walls and not have to invest as much in concrete, and the more expensive windows in one bedroom. The architect thought we had done a good job not leaving dead space in the house, and we changed the basement layout just slightly that allowed a bigger storage area. They treated us respectfully and listened very well, which I appreciated and had worried about since it is such a small home. These people are used to 2000-3000 sq foot homes so maybe this is a welcome relief from the norm? Everyone's help with my questions has been SO appreciated, and we are encouraged by everyone on here and their own experiences. OH, we also learned that we would benefit from scissor trusses in the main room so that we can do a blown in insulation and a wet cellulose in the walls. Cost's more but the benefits seem to far outweigh the costs. Ok, I'm done.