Services

 

Architectural design: Our typical design process has four phases


         Predesign - this is where we identify your project’s objectives, gather data on the your needs and identify what the

         site offers as opportunities and constraints. 


         Sketch or Schematic design - we will meet with you to determine your projects program - what rooms/space you dream  

         of having - and start to put these dreams on paper. This is often done with hand sketches allowing us to quickly 

         explore multiple solutions. We approach this as a team effort where you are intimately involved in all of the decisions.


         Pricing / Permitting or Design Development adding detail to the chosen schematic design, providing more detail of    

         your design and working with the construction team to develop a preliminary budget. At this stage documents can be 

        reviewed by regulatory and review boards, if required. 


         Construction Documents - This is where we create the documents used for construction. We will detail in drawn and  

         written form the materials, products and assemblies decided on earlier to assure your building matches your initial

         dream. Typically these drawings include: dimensioned plans, noted elevations, sections, notes of window and doors to  

         be used and foundation/framing plans. In more complex projects structural engineers, mechanical and civil  

         drawings may be added to this package.


This is an example of a typical process; we strive to customize the process to your needs as requested. 

Other services include:

Construction administration- we are available to assist the construction team with achieving a job complete on time and on budget 

​Feasibility studies- limited service to determine a project viability.

Historic Preservation- research and documentation to preserve the character of form and detail of a historic structure.         We have the expertise and experience working with historic homes and structures to find sensitive ways to update, add on to, adapt or reuse the building to be enjoyed long into the future. We will assist you from evaluation and design through HDC review and selecting craftsman to execute the work.



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