Designs can include one or more of the following:
Schematic Design: Often described as sketch plans, we deliver drawings that, while not fully dimensioned or engineered, can give you a better perspective of your goals, allowing you and the designer to better consider options and any potential problems, and then make the necessary adjustments.
Design Development: We deliver a progressively more detailed and refined set of drawings. These schematic drawings are meticulously assessed and revised as needed to ensure the design is in compliance with structural, budget, and local code requirements.
Construction Documents: We can provide a complete set of documented drawings that are suitable for bidding, construction, and code review.
Construction Administration: We monitor the progress and inspect the quality of the construction, to ensure compliance with customer expectations and municipal codes, and solving onsite problems that frequently arise as the construction advances.
Computer Modeling and Rendering: Often it is difficult to envision how a project will actually look like by looking at 2-dimensional drawings. Even the images conceived in clients’ minds are fuzzy, lacking in detail, thus making it more difficult for clients to decide what they really want. While schematic drawings help, computer-generated 3-dimensional views of your project, that can include walk-through animation, before construction is started, can provide you with an unlimited number of perspectives of your project that will give you a much better idea of what your project will look like from any viewpoint, and can include any variations in size and color to help you further refine your project. Making changes during the design stage is the best time to save money on construction. 3-dimensional views will allow you to proceed with confidence, and help to prevent any remorse afterward that often results because the finished project was not as you had envisioned.
Interior Finish Selection: We can help you select the interior finish, such as ceramic tile, marble, wood species, lights, paint colors, and countertop materials. We will even accompany you to stores and showrooms to point out advantages and disadvantages of various materials, and to answer any questions that you may have.
Contracts can include any number of these services and are billed as phases are completed. Usually, blueprints and copies of computer renderings are billed separately.