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Do I need architectural drawings first to get an estimate on an additions project?

I am getting ready to go to the bank to apply for the funds to add an addition to my house. I have an architect who is suppose to draw the house plan. She is telling me I need to get a quote from the contractor before she does the drawing. So should I ask a contactor how much it is going to cost without the actual drawings? What is the general process here? Who does what first?

Do I need to add support to my existing floor/roof in order to add a dormered area?

We purchased a home in the Boston area that was built in the late 1800's and probably remodeled around 1940. We would like to dormer out the 3rd floor attic to make the bedrooms "legal" as far as cieling height, etc. What do I need to do to ensure that the current floors/roof area are strong enough to support my addition?

Getting Started with House Additions

With our third child on the way, we really need more room but can't afford to upgrade to a larger home. I feel completely intimidated by the idea of adding on to our home. Where do I start when thinking about possible house additions?