Our initial consultation can occur at our office, your project site, or simply over the phone. This initial consultation is complimentary, and may involve more then one conversation or meeting. At the initial consultation our primary goal is to understand the scope of your project, and this is based primarily on your wants, needs, and budget. A preliminary budget with a list of these wants and needs will help us determine realistic design expectations and overall project goals. The overall feasibility of your project is evaluated, and we will discuss how your overall project goals can be achieved. After our initial consultation we will draft a proposal for your review outlining the various stages of your project as well as a list of our fees. At this point you have the option of either signing the proposal and we will draft a contract, or we will be happy to work with you negotiating the particulars of your proposal to your satisfaction.
Phase 1– As Built Drawings
If you have an existing home that you will be renovating or constructing an addition our process begins with an as-built drawing outlining the existing materials, methods, and conditions. (If you are constructing a new home this phase is irrelevant- please skip to schematic design phase!) As-built drawings will be the keystone for determining scope and budgetary requirements for your entire project. As built drawings will be documented using CAD (computer Aided design) software for ease of future designs and modifications.
Phase 2– Schematic Designs
General scope of Schematic Designs is to provide rapid schematic floor plans and elevations to establish base design criteria. Schematic designs in the form of floor plans and elevations will be presented to you, then reviewed and modified to suite your aesthetic as well as practical wants/needs.