Residential Architect in Lake Forest
Custom Home Architectural Design
At Live by Design Architects, we bring stunning residential architecture design to Lake Forest, Illinois and the surrounding areas. With over 15 years of architect experience, our design process is refined; we customize each design to fit our clients’ specific needs.
Our comprehensive process takes into consideration everything from budgeting to construction and building concerns. We take pride in partnering with our clients throughout the entire home design and build experience so that they are left with a home that perfectly suits their needs.
Residential Architect Services in Lake Forest, IL
Maybe you're looking into architectural services or just looking for some ideas. The initial design service is a great way to get started without a big commitment.
We will provide 2-3 meetings, perform site measurements, create existing drawings, and generate some preliminary concepts.
If you're interested in adding a room addition or new construction. Your first step is to determine what you can build. For example, how large can the building be? Are there height restrictions? What are the building setbacks? Are there utilities easements? What the heck is a utility easement?
We perform a thorough Zoning Analysis that will answer all of these questions. Before beginning any design, the analysis will determine all of the unique zoning regulations that pertain to your building site.
The Zoning Analysis allows you to confidently begin design by knowing the design will conform to the zoning restrictions of the site.
Once design has been completed, we offer construction documents. Construction Documents are required to obtain a building permit from your local municipality and as the name suggests, these documents will be followed the contractors. Construction documents are also essential to obtain accurate bidding from contractors.
The design is complete. The construction documents have been submitted for permit. However, will the contractors diligently follow the drawings? Who will answer design questions are they arise in the field? Construction Administration is a service architects provide throughout the construction process. We provide occasional site visits to insure that the client is receiving a good product and that the contractors are interpreting the drawings accurately. When questions come up, we are available to offer our input.