Conceptual Design

Based on the existing conditions and notes from the meet + greet, we will prepare a project scope that will identify the spaces and areas related to the project.  We will take measurements of your home as they relate to the project and create as-built drawings which will form the foundation of the project.  We will then create preliminary design options based on the specific project scope and individual requirements.  We will meet to review the design. sketch out new ideas and make revisions as necessary.  This initial design phase will also help to begin obtaining preliminary budget estimates.

Design Development  |  Final Design

In this phase we will refine the conceptual design, aligning it with your specific needs and tastes.  Based on the revised conceptual design, we will complete more detailed drawings to further define the scope, scale, and character of the project.  The final architectural drawings will include floor plans, building sections, elevations, kitchen + bath design, and electrical + lighting plans.  At this time, we will also select interior and exterior products and finishes related to the project.

Construction Documents

Construction drawings will be completed based on the approved design development drawings.  These drawings will specify, dimension, and detail the site and building for construction and will also include all structural framing plans and details.  The drawings will instruct the builder so they can build the project the way it was intended.  These drawings will be used to obtain building permits, as well as by lenders to provide financing, if applicable.

How long does the dESIGN process take?

Generally, a major remodel can take 2 to 4 months and custom home design can take 4 to 8 months.  This includes everything from client meetings, field measurements, design, drafting, and coordination through necessary consultants such as structural engineers and contractors; to the submittal of permit drawings to the building / planning department. Sometimes it's less, sometimes it takes longer.

There are many variables including overall scope of work, style, scale, How quickly you return design comments and if there's a Home Owners Association or other design review involved. The time frame varies - we're putting together an instruction booklet for construction and therefore, provide extremely detailed plans from which to build.

Give us a call to find out our current workload. Consider that if you've "been thinking of this construction for some time now, maybe it's worth a little wait to have it done right."

We schedule projects for design in order in which contracts are received.

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