The fundamentals of architectural design responding to the Client’s requests remains relatively constant, no matter what State the project is designed in.
Technology has provided a convenient venue that is available 24/7 for ‘virtually’ the same communications that would be realized in-person, but better. Better meaning, both the Architect and Client can simultaneously access and present criteria for design presentation meetings, utilizing their own respective data base in the comfort of their own home or office.
When it comes to the logistics of submitting design documents to various State agencies, we provide multiple licensing options for this process, as stated below. If there’s a particular State not a part of the project’s location, then we work with our affiliate engineers to satisfy the licensing requirements.
What remains most important and of value to our Client’s, is our (25+) years of experience as Architects and General Contractors in the design and construction business. We design the plans with unique creativity, that is scrutinized and modified from our general contractor background, so that the building project will be cost-effective, quality and timely, before construction has even begun:
“$20,000 SAVINGS TO OUR CLIENT, BEFORE CONSTRUCTION EVEN BEGAN:
We completed architectural schematic designs for a new ground up two story custom home and submitted to the structural engineer for framing design.
We received back their design for analysis, which was loaded with steel columns and beams. This would add an additional subcontractor to the project, add significant costs and add time to the schedule.
Utilizing our design-build experience, we laid out a plan and suggested use of heavy timber and psl members as needed, in lieu of any steel. The engineer redesigned the framing for our open floor plan design, with calculations supporting the use of all wood framing.
Resulting construction benefits to our Client, before construction even began, include: saving over $20,000 in steel fabrication, erection, welders and special deputy steel inspectors, along with two weeks savings in construction time and ease of assembly by our framing subcontractor who can now use standard wood framing installations.”
We hold Certificates for Architect licenses in the following States, with additional State licensures forthcoming: CA, CO, HI, ID, TX.
For more information on the logistics of how our process could save you tens of thousands of dollars in construction costs, please contact us for a complimentary Consultation for your project.