We enjoy working with all aspects of residential architecture, from small renovations that have an enormous impact on those living in the house, to large residential remodels and new homes that perhaps are the realization of a lifetime's dream. We start the process by taking the time to listen and understand the concerns and aspirations for the project. We provide support for a full range of architectural services, including planning, design development, interior design, construction documents, bidding, project management and construction administration services on projects of all types and sizes.
At the start of a project, it is important to meet at the project site and review your ideas and requirements. We prepare initial design solutions, typically in the form of sketches. These initial proposals often also incorporate feasibility information and preliminary site studies.
As the project progresses, we work with you, developing plan options, elevations, details, specifications, budgets and schedules, providing progress reports, and arranging meetings to answer questions as they arise throughout the design and construction phases.
Depending on the complexity of the project, it may be necessary to consult with outside experts such as structural, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing engineers, lighting designers, kitchen consultants, and energy code specialists, who prepare detailed drawings, specifications, and recommendations. In collaboration with the consultants, we coordinate the design with all building, fire, health and safety codes and work with the building department to obtain a building permit. The approved drawings and specifications form the basis for obtaining estimates from contractors.
During the construction phase, we provide clarification and support and monitor progress to ensure that the project is completed per the drawings.
Environmental and efficiency considerations are an integral aspect of how we develop our projects.
While residential architecture sets the essential decisions about orientation, space and light, interior design plays a huge role in the human experience of the space. Space planning considers efficiency and movement, while interior design provides the color, texture, material, comfort and feel that interface with space planning to enhance pathways of movement and light and to elicit an emotional reaction to the qualities of the space.
architectural design | building permits | project evaluation | site planning | feasibility study | consultant coordination