Design Process

We are go-to-people for solving problems. We provide consultation, plan, and coordinate all activity to unify the team. We are connected to all the right resources and add that special touch of design to give your project style.

Each project is unique and we tailor the design process to the individual project at hand. We work closely with the client to ensure the best design and building process.  We believe that when you combine Good Clients with Good Design the result is Great Architecture.

This is our design process:

Pre-Design: Programming & Analysis

Our initial design phase begins with an exploration and understanding of your design goals. We engage with you to learn you interests, likes and dislikes, to develop a design that is everything you want it to be. This phase involves a critical evaluation of proposed new building program or rehabilitation – retrofit of existing structure that explores existing thoughts, available data, and potential alternatives.

Conceptual Design

It all begins with a sketch. We develop hand drawings followed by 2D/3D sketches to develop initial concepts considering land and site usage, utilities, and alternative energy systems available.

Design Development\

We develop your design taking into consideration circulation patterns for people and processes, consider budget, governmental agencies review, construction budgeting, and economic analysis. In this phase we refine building size, appearance, and form, with accompanying structural, mechanical and electrical systems, energy conservation cost statements, building form and aesthetics, appearance, interior details, graphics, and furnishings. We prepare and complete Planning, Zoning, and Building Permit drawings for review.

Contract Documents + Building Department Submittal

This phase commences upon the approval and the receipt of the building permit. All remaining construction details are completed during this phase and a complete set of quality controlled working drawings are finalized including: architectural, civil, structural, site, mechanical and electrical, specifications, governmental agency approvals, and statements of construction cost estimates.

Bidding

We facilitate the bid process. We receive bids and maximize bidding competition as requested by owner.

Construction Administration

Once construction commences we are proactive with on-site construction observation and quality control administration. We also engage, at this phase, with job cost accounting, change orders, review catalogues and shop drawings for conformance to drawings. We review maintenance and operational programs, develop as-built drawings, review warranties, and administer a post-construction review.

Interior Design

We will assist you in developing the design of the interior of the building. We prepare drawings and material boards to assist you in making decisions on the finishes and fixtures for the interior of the building.