THE WAY WE WORK
Get inspired and dream. Gather information and play around with ideas about how your luxury home will take shape. You may be reviewing property and establishing if you want to build new or renovate.
Before you purchase property, it is time to reach out to an architect. Our firm offers a consultation where we will review your goals and any specific parameters you have for your design. We will discuss your timeline, budget, and the proposed location and determine if we are a good fit for each other during this phase.
During this critical step we formulate a big picture plan including rough sizes and square footage and to determine if the property will meet your needs (and if the property should be purchased). This allows us to focuses on creating designs for your home that are not only beautiful, but that can be built on the selected site within budget while avoiding unnecessary compromises.
During Feasibility Analysis we research all zoning requirements and regulations including historic preservation ordinances and homeowner association guidelines. We will assist the owner in acquiring a site survey and a soils report. We will then determine a design plan and a more refined, but not finalized schedule and budget.
We begin to draw the preliminary design including floor plans and views of the front and rear exterior. Based on the site visit and feasibility analysis we now know what the requirements are and what the restriction are and can work within these parameters to design and then build your luxury dream home. Designs are sketched out on paper by hand. The client then signs off on this concept and the budget is updated.
After the concept is approved, we will take the design and develop it further by transferring it to the computer where we will create dimensions and scale. The look, form, and arrangement of the building will all be defined during Schematic Design. These plans will represent elevations, sections, and roof plans which will allow us to update the construction budget. This phase concludes with approved designs and a near finalized budget.
With the plans finalized, we explore all of the structural systems needed to build. We engage consultants like structural engineers, mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineers, lighting, landscape, and interior designers to coordinate all plans and drawings. The conclusion of this phase has us ready with documents to submit to the building authority for approval. We will also further refine the budget based on any new inputs.
While the building authority reviews the plans submitted for permitting, we are standing by to responsd to any comments and changes they may have. We are working a parallel track to further refine the submitted drawings into a set of Construction Documents that will be used in the field. This full set of drawings will include material, hardware, and finishing selections. We conclude this phase by achieving the major milestone of setting the final budget before construction begins.
Skip the bidding phase and move ahead to construction by utilizing our Design-Build Services. As a design-build firm, we now have everything in place to begin construction. There’s no need to send out for bids, because the entire team is already in place and the budget has been complete. By skipping the lengthy bid phase (sometimes 6 to 10 months long), you save valuable time and can look forward to moving in sooner. During Construction, our focus is being on site to manage the project to ensure your dreams for your luxury home become a reality.