How the Design Process Works
We tailor our design services to fit your project. A design fee estimate is given before we begin the work. Here are typical services by job phase:
Preliminary Design Phase
Evaluate program, schedule and budget.
Measure existing structure.
Prepare accurate as-built CAD drawings.
Create alternative design approaches.
Present preliminary designs for your approval.
Cost Estimate Phase
Establish budget estimates from drawings.
Revise scope of work to match your budget.
Construction document phase
Prepare "blueprints" and written specifications that detail the requirements for construction and meet Building Code and Zoning standards.
Consult with surveyor, geo-technical engineer, and structural engineer, as needed, for professional assistance.
Present construction documents for your approval.
Work with you on Interior Design specifications.
Prepare required permit documents.
Prepare Energy Code calculations.
Submit permit package to city, and track progress until your permit is issued.
Prepare custom bids forms, help you contact reputable contractors, and evaluate their bids.
Maintain quality through observation visits during construction.