During Schematic Design we work closely with our clients to determine the goals, requirements, and budget for each project. We then use a combination of hand sketches and computer generated images to efficiently test and communicate ideas to the client. Our task is to provide creative solutions, but the most important thing we can do during schematic design is to listen to our clients.
During Design Development we refine the schematic design and explore the project in great detail. During this phase the client, or their agent, is often very involved in design decisions and selections. We work closely with engineers and other consultants to ensure the building and all of its systems are properly coordinated.
Construction Documents take the design to the highest level of detail. We prepare extensive sets of construction drawings and specs that go above and beyond to clearly communicate the design and provide all information needed for successful bidding and construction. All of our construction drawings are prepared under the direct supervision of the Principal Architects and meet all applicable building codes.
Bidding and Contractor Selection
We offer full bidding and contractor selection assistance. During this service we will help the client compile a list of eligible contractors, handle all bidding requests for information, and evaluate bids for final contractor selection. If you already have a contractor in mind we can work closely with them during the construction documentation process to keep your project on budget.
We are your expert eyes and ears on the job site during construction. By this point no one knows your project better than we do and we can help things run smoothly and keep your goals at the forefront. We will make job site visits and review submittals to make sure the project is staying on course. We will also work with the client and contractor to handle any requested revisions or substitutions.
At the end of the construction process we will perform an exhaustive punch list review of the building. This is a critical step to make sure the contractor delivers a complete and code compliant project. Our main goal is to have happy clients and good relationships at the end of each project. We strive to make this a positive and rewarding experience and hope you are as excited with the final product as we are.