The first consultation is free. We schedule a time to meet and discuss your new project: a new home, an addition or renovation. Please have a site plan available for this meeting. We will discuss your ideas, what options you have and timeframe. A proposal will be sent to you after the meeting.
If your project is an addition or renovation, a time will be scheduled for measuring the existing conditions of your house. The existing conditions will then be drawn up into floor plans and exterior elevations.
First phase is Schematic Design. Initial design ideas will be drawn up based on our first meeting. During this process we will work together to decide what design works best. Once a design is approved the next phase is Design Development. During this phase the approved design is further developed. More information such as dimensions, door and window schedules, and preliminary framing is provided on the drawings. Towards the end of this phase you can use the drawings to start talking with contractors for preliminary pricing. Upon approval of the Design Development drawings, the next phase is Construction Documents. The Construction Drawings will be completed during this phase and will include all the structural information, detailed floor plans and elevations. The Construction Drawings will provide all the information needed for the building permit.
Keep in mind this is a general outline of the process. Architecture is never a straight line, however as a licensed architect with over twenty years of experience I can help you navigate the process, and into the home of your dreams.