Right now i use a LA for all my designs. I think hes a good LA. I have no proablem with him, except i feel using a outside designer drags out the design phase of the project. Its taking me way to long to go from first meeting to finalized plan. It seems like i need almost 10-12 weeks now. I'd like to get it down to 7. We have 1 plan we are working on now with 5 more i need done. It just seems like there is no way i can get more than one plan out a month from this guy. It seems like i either need to find more LAs to work with or hire a LA or a designer full time. It seems that if i was willing to spend alittle bit more money a month i could find someone just out of school who wants big projects to prove themsevles. I do not have enough design work to keep them busy 40 hrs a week every week, but i would have the person manage there designs to make sure the project is installed to his/her vision. What do you guys think i should do?