This guy has/had a house inSubmitted by Annec on Mon, 07/11/2011 - 16:17
This guy has/had a house in Monte San Martino. Don't know anything about him other than his presence on the web: http://www.iaevg.org/crc/files/Communication_Strategy_No.19_StephenConger832_2.pdf http://www.livinginitaly.com/restoration.htm Good luck Anne
architectsSubmitted by sebastiano on Tue, 07/12/2011 - 03:33
hi, i had to write simply because Anne's reply (in good faith i'm sure) however the person in question did a runner with over 1.000.000,00 Euro of client's money..causing not a small amount of damage as you can imagine.Yes there are however registered Italian architects in the area who do speak english/some english/or provide them selves with adequate interpreter facilities.IF you mail me i'll get a couple of names/contact addresses for you.
Good save Seb Well at least I've proved how dangerous the interweb can be.....or at least should only ever be your first port of call and not a substitute for proper research and common sense. Glad you jumped in to save brancusi possible hassle Of course now I want all the goss - anyone got a News International contact??;))
architectSubmitted by sebastiano on Tue, 07/12/2011 - 10:37
This person is Canadian.He was very cunning.He designed and got done his own house in Monte San Martino then thru contacts( presumably) he got it featured in a leading magazine one of those "fancy" highly followed ones specializing on houses/restorals/country houses etc. It all coincided with the housing rush of a few years ago in the area (Southern Marche) we even had people looking for him because,it appeared they wanted bird bath wash basins too! and the minimalist look in a rustic context.He did (in all fairness actually complete some projects) made "friends" with local tradespeople, suppliers/ builders etc and told everyone (including me) that he was truly motivated to the restoration/repopulation of these beautiful local villages.So everything was hunky dory.He used to get his clients to forward him the money for the various tasks/building works/tradespeople etc without having them come over specifically in other words a rapport of trust.Then suddenly he disappeared. Then all the worms came out of the woodwork.Alot of people lost quite a lot of money.One i know was "happy" he only lost 15.000,00 which he had to pay again to the parties involved.Several tradesmen lost a lot too.One our plumber was lucky he was given a cheque and asked to wait a week to cash it in instead he did it next day and got his money but all the others had a piece of paper..everyone felt betrayed (apart from the loss) the police were involved briefly and uselessly but he was already gone believed to be in Canada the total amount missing was it was said in excessof Euro 1.000.000,00...fortuately there are plenty of honest italian architects to compensate for his disappearance.Anyway thats the saga.
ArchitectSubmitted by Fred and Kath on Tue, 07/12/2011 - 05:25
architectSubmitted by sebastiano on Tue, 07/12/2011 - 10:40
Architect living in Porto San GiorgioSubmitted by TheItalianLife on Tue, 07/12/2011 - 10:55
Hi, I know a good architect from Falerone who lives in PSG. He is from a long standing family and has built 13 apts for us in Campofilone. He has has also done a lot of restoration and municipal work. I can stand over his bona fides as I have known him 25 years. please PM me if you want me to introduce you fabrizio
Thanks allSubmitted by brancusi on Mon, 07/18/2011 - 16:14
figure out what is going onSubmitted by Fillide on Mon, 07/18/2011 - 19:53
In reply to Thanks all by brancusi
Please do inform yourself, and before engaging a different architect/geometra do make sure that the original architect has agreed (in writing) that he has been dismissed and has no further claim on you. Not only in Italy this stuff can come back and bite you. Usually it can all be sorted amicably: but get it sorted - maybe there is an opening with your original architect - but make sure you have used a proper full stop if you want to pursue other avenues.