There are different methods of creating a set of construction documents to get your project built. I have found over the years that not everyone wants to spend 10- 18% of the construction cost on architectural fees to get a full set of documents and specifications (this fee includes a very detailed set of documents which detail down to how many hinges each door should have as well as construction administration).
My business model is based on creating what is called a builder’s set of documents, which is a minimum set required to get you out of the ground. This takes some additional effort on the owner’s part to communicate with the Contractor as to what he shall be providing. This method does not sacrifice anything in the designing of your project. Each project is unique and treated as such. AGA takes as much time needed to create your vision.