Design Build Projects

We love Design-Build projects. Most of our projects involve some aspect of design-build.  The design-build approach allows us to be involved with a project from the beginning, add our expertise and bring your vision to life.   It also means a more integrated approach for you, the homeowner.  The benefits to you are enormous, including tools that allow us to collaborate and design a project that meets your budget while streamlining product and material selections and communication.

There are many benefits to Design Build integration.  They include:

  • Reduced costs - the design begins with a budget that is created prior to the initial work.  The designer works with the client and the contractor to assure that the design is within the budget limits.  

  • Increased efficiency as the designer works to specify all products and materials prior to the construction phase.  The designer and the homeowner work together to create a specific list of all products and materials that will be used in the construction phase.  This prevents delays and cost increases.

  • The designer and contractor work collaboratively for increased efficiency, better cost control and higher quality.  It truly is a win-win for all parties involved.  

Floor Plans & Elevation Drawings

Floor Plans & Elevation Drawings

Floor plans & elevations are the foundation of your design. We work with you to develop detailed floor plans and elevations of your space. We address "flow" or circulation throughout your home, connectivity of spaces or how each space "speaks" and interacts with one another, storage or the ways to make your home more functional to fit a wide array of needs, and aesthetics - how your space looks and feels. All of these elements must come together in harmony to create an inviting, functional and beautiful home.
3-D Renderings

3-D Renderings

We use 3-D renderings to help you visualize your space - bring it to life for you. This is a critical tool to assist you visualizing your 2-D plans. These renderings will help you to see volume, scale, color, texture, and material choices.
Construction Drawings and Permit Processing

Construction Drawings and Permit Processing

These are the all important City or County plan submittals for your permit. These include all of the plan details necessary to obtain your permit and build your home, including foundation and framing plans, structural details, Title 24 calculations, door and window schedules and many other important construction details. We work with a talented group of engineers and consultants to create a thorough set of plans for building your project.
Product & Material Selections

Product & Material Selections

The material selection process begins during the design phase and continues throughout the entire construction process. These are the critical finishes and product selections that make your home beautiful, energy efficient, long lasting, and functional. We walk you through the process of product selections, simplifying what can often be a daunting process. We keep your project organized and on-track.
Project Management

Project Management

Project management is the foundation of what makes the building aspect of your project successful. We work diligently to create detailed schedules, accurate budgets, and provide you with the tools you need to manage your project - including scheduling, finance management and budgeting tools, product selection tools and amazing advice and expertise that we bring from decades of experience. Our goal is make your project run smoothly and bring a smile to your face.

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