by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, December 04, 2017, 18:52 (352 days ago) @ Pacific Bliss

There are many good local architects. I like Carlos Desormaux of Calli Design and Click. (See my Services page).

But whomever you use I plead you to heed my warning. Several local architects are popular for their use of exotic woods. The problem is those exotic woods more often than not are acquired illegally. Not only does it make it difficult to replace something that might get damaged like a cabinet door, but the market for illegal exotic woods is devastating the forests of Guerrero and drying up our rivers. I even know of at least one instance where the architect at first tried to lie to their client claiming the wood was legal, finally fessing up when pressed on the issue. They don't like to admit that this is a popular practice among themselves.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE if you must use exotic wood PLEASE insist it be legal. Yes, it will cost you more.

Thanks for hearing me out. Best of luck with your construction.

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