PHASE ONE: Initial Design
My process begins with an initial meeting to gain an understanding of my client’s functional needs, lifestyles, aesthetic preferences and budget requirements. Significant interaction and collaboration between clients and myself occur as the Initial Design phase progresses. The building will be fitted to the site, and then floor plans and exterior elevations are generated. An initial estimate of construction costs for the project will be presented to my clients at the end of the next phase, Design Development.
PHASE TWO: Design Development
Upon approval of the project's Initial Design, the next phase begins. Design Development is not only the beginning of construction drawings for the project, but also when I refine floor plans, exterior elevations, building scale, and proportions, as well as incorporate any additional modifications requested by clients into the building plans.
PHASE THREE: Construction Documents
This phase finalizes the drawings and documents initiated during the Design Development phase. The proper details are chosen to support the character and style of the building as a whole. Structural framing plans are completed and coordinated carefully with all design aspects of the building. At the end of this phrase, complete sets of construction documents are provided to clients and or the builder selected to construct the building.
PHASE FOUR: Site Review
I am often retained by clients to provide site reviews during the construction of their home. In this process I review the progress of the work, answer questions, assist the contractor in adherence to the construction documents and the integrity of the design intent while facilitating any changes required. If requested, I will liaison with interior designers to assist clients in making final selections concerning colors, finishes, fixtures, and furniture.