Your vision may be a single decisive statement or casual list of varying desires. This vision, however, is the guiding principle and the benchmark for the design. We help you develop and maintain your vision from our initial meeting throughout the construction process.
As every project and client are unique; we tailor our services to your specific needs. Please contact us to discuss your project and our services in greater detail. Our typical Architectural Design Services consist of four phases, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, and Construction Contract Administration.
Schematic Design establishes the intent, size, relationships and overall conceptual design of your project. The goal is to formulate a clearly defined concept to present for discussion, revision, and approval. During the Schematic Design phase, drawings typically consist of sketches, diagrammatic floor plans and 3D computer renderings illustrating the exterior of your project.
Design Development expands upon the schematic design, refining and cultivating creative solutions to project specific goals and delves into greater architectural detail, materials, and building systems. The goal is to refine the project size, aesthetics, principal components and details. During the Design Development phase, drawings typically consist of floor plans, exterior elevations, building sections, key details, window and door schedules and revised computer renderings.
“A home can be as unique as the people who inhabit it, and the design process enables that home to emerge.”
–Jeremy Bonin AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Construction Documents are used to price, bid and build your project. They establish in detail the quality of materials and building systems required for completing the project to obtain the project cost and contract. Construction Documents encompass concise drawings, descriptions, dimension and annotations for the entire project. During the Construction Documents phase, drawings typically consist of floor plans, foundation plans, roof plans, framing plans, exterior and interior elevations, building sections, wall sections, exterior construction details, window/door schedules, electrical and lighting plans and outline or short form specifications.
Construction Contract Administration involves the review of the contractor’s requests for information, requests for payment and change orders, regular field visits and providing supplemental information. The goal is to ensure quality within design intent, budget, schedule, and craftsmanship throughout the process. Our team is your representation, advocate, and point of contact throughout construction.
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES
Landscape design services, seamlessly incorporated throughout the architectural design process, is led by our in-house licensed Landscape Architect. Our design services integrate your home or commercial property with its surroundings, taking advantage of natural features and extending your living space beyond the walls. Landscape design combines elements such as patios, gardens, entries, paths, driveways and parking with your unique site.
Typical Landscape Architectural Services consist of three phases, Schematic Master Planning, Landscape Construction Documents, and Landscape Construction Contract Administration.
Schematic Master Planning develops the identity of your landscape based on an assessment of the natural benefits and limitations of your site, intended uses, practical realities, and personal preferences. A master plan is an essential tool in identifying long and short-term goals for your property and may be implemented over time as schedule and budget allow.
Landscape Construction Documents are detailed, dimensioned, annotated drawings used to price, bid and build your landscape. The goal is to finalize and document all project parameters, obtain costs and provide clear instruction for the construction of the project. Preparing Construction Documents is the best way to control the project budget and compare competitive bids.
Landscape Construction Contract Administration ensures budget, schedule and the expected level of quality and craftsmanship are consistent throughout the construction process. Our team is your representation and advocate on site and available for additional information when requested. Our office becomes the central point of contact for all project participants.
Beyond our traditional Landscape Architecture Services, we welcome the opportunity to work on landscape design projects of any size in the appropriate capacity, whether around existing buildings, in gardens, pools, parks, or other environments.