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.
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.
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.
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.