We provide full architectural design and general contracting. These are two distinct services, and we may provide one or both on a project (more on that below). Having both sides in-house allows each one to inform the other. The process is design-led, meaning that every project begins with finding the best functional and aesthetic solution. Our goal for every project is to have a happy client and a beautiful final product.
The first step is typically a design consultation in your home or site where we review your wants and needs and discuss the process for moving forward. We will provide preliminary design feedback as well as budget ranges and timelines to help you determine a project scope.
This can be a valuable tool whether or not you are sure about beginning a project in the near future, and can offer insight into possibilities that you may not have even considered. We often consult on the "remodel or move" dilemma shared by many and on prospective home purchases.
A consultation usually takes about an hour and there is a $100 fee, payable at the time. If the project is located more than a thirty minute drive from our office, then the consultation fee may be higher to include travel time. You may also opt for a phone consultation or a meeting in our office, for which there is no charge.
Following the initial consultation we can provide a proposal outlining the scope and services that we discussed.
We realize that there are many folks who have never worked with an architect or done this kind of project before, and we strive to make the process as easy and friendly as possible. Our company works a little bit differently than others, and here we will try explain our process and address some of the questions you may have: