said by garys_2k:It was 50/50. He paid the first half and I paid the second half. I think I ended up paid out about 20-25% of the overall project to vendors directly. Sometimes to get discounts and other times because the vendor wanted to be paid on the spot and the GC's checks weren't worth anything to the vendor.
Yeah, what I meant was, did you cut a check directly to the architect (he was working directly for you) or did the GC pay the architect from money you first paid to to that GC (he was working for the GC)?
If the second, then the architect was not obligated to tell you about the change. If the first he WAS and he ought to be brought to the "errors and omissions" party.