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Ever worked with an Architect? The process is quite simple!

Project Programming

We will work with you in developing your wish list. Together, we can look at new property locations, an existing building (or buildings), or your present property. We will want to know … Read more

Master Planning

Based on the Project Program, we might develop some quick sketches to formulate a conceptual Master Plan, or several plans. Nothing fancy, but we will study the project, … Read more

Schematic Design

From the Master Plan concepts, we develop larger sketches where we show the individual rooms on a schematic plan, a few exterior views, and maybe a quick perspective. The drawings … Read more

Design Development

Once you approve the Schematic Design and estimate, we begin to enlarge the drawings to a 1” equaling 4’ scale. We will refine the floor plans, add more exterior elevation views, … Read more

Construction Documents

After you approve the Design Development drawings and cost estimate, we will prepare the final drawings that the contractor (and building inspector) will need. The plans will cover … Read more

Negotiation or Bidding

You may have a builder in mind, or several. We will assist you in working with one in a Negotiated Contract, or put the project out to bid to two or more builders. We assist, … Read more

Construction Administration

Prior to construction, we organize a meeting to review project scope and site issues such as access, material storage, and utilities. As construction … Read more

Other Services:

General consultation: Need an hour or two to get a professional opinion on a DIY (Do It Yourself) detail, paint color, or landscape or interior design feature? Call us!

Measured Drawings: Have an existing building and no recorded plans? We will measure and prepare drawings of the structure.

Guidelines: We have provided Architectural Review Board Guidelines to several public and private entities.

Condition Assessments: Need an analysis of an existing building being considered for renovation? We will review the condition of the structure, identify architectural, structural, and mechanical/electrical code deficiencies, suggest means and methods of repair and improvement, and prepare cost estimates.

Landscape Design: We also provide landscape and site design assistance to complement our architectural designs.

Interior Design: The design does not always stop with the building ‘envelope’, but continues with tile and other material selections, colors, furnishings, window treatments, and wallcoverings. We will suggest and partner with local interior design consultants to complete your interiors.

How much will it cost?

Cost is dependent on the scope of a project. Often a project begins with broad parameters in size, schedule, and budget. As the design is developed, the lines will get tighter on the drawings and the ‘unknowns’ are gradually reduced. For Professional Services, we typically recommend working on an Hourly plus Expense basis from Programming through Schematic Design, only charging for the time directed to your project.

For Design Development and beyond, there are other options: A Fixed Fee for each subsequent phase, a Percentage of the Estimated (and later the Actual) Construction Cost for that work that is overseen by us, or continuation of the Hourly plus Expense basis.

When we hire consultants, such as structural, interior, and civil engineering, we add them as the ‘Expenses’ when we bill Hourly plus Expenses, but they are included within any Fixed Fee or Percentage compensation.

Out-of-Pocket, or Reimbursable, Expenses are billed in addition to the Professional Services listed above. These would include printing, postage, long-distance communications, travel (when authorized), filing fees (if any), and other variable costs that are part of any project.