I will come to your home and discuss your over all project objectives which at this point can be
abstract. We will discuss which types of space you would like in your remodel or addition and ask questions such as:
How do you use your current home?
What don’t you like about your current space and what do you like?
What is your lifestyle like?
Do you like to entertain?
Do you have a specific design style that you are drawn to?
What types of things would you like to add or change?
After this initial meeting I will send you a proposal for architectural services and if you decide to move forward we will work through the next phase.
This phase involves taking measurements of the existing conditions of your current space and the creation of design rough sketches that will show the general arrangements of rooms. These sketches are not “finished “ construction documents; instead they are meant to show possible options for the homeowner to consider. I will continue to refine and revise the sketches until a solution is developed that meets your needs.
During this phase schematic design sketches will be elaborated, different elements in the design will be fine tuned, and we will begin to discuss elements in more detail such as fixtures and finishes, lighting, structural elements etc. The owner will be asked to approve the design prior to moving in to the next phase.
Preparing Construction Documents
Once the design is finalized the construction documents will be prepared. These documents will be submitted to the town building department for approval and a building permit, and will be used by the builder for the actual construction work. During this phase the owner will be asked additional questions about finishes and final design items. During this phase, the owner will begin visiting suppliers to select materials as well as start interviewing potential builders.
After the construction documents are completed and given to the owner, I will continue to assist the homeowner as they go through the process of hiring a builder, answering questions that the builder may have or that the homeowner may have. I will visit the job site and provide construction observation services to the homeowner.