I'm not going to advise you to hire him, but looking at books about his work is free. Go to the local library and check out some books on the work of James Cutler. (You may have to go through inter-library loan.) He's an architect who works primarily in the Seattle area. One of the nice attributes of his work is in the way he handles beam/post connections. His work is probably, also, on the web.
Thanks for the recommendation. I apprecaite it. I will research his work.