Our Process

Our home design process starts by getting familiar with our clients’ dreams, wants, needs and budget. This is followed by us gaining an understanding of the land the house will be built on because we realize views, surroundings, sunset, sunrise, and terrain are all vital to the design outcome. Our design staff then continues the process by putting pencil to paper, if not already done at the job site. We pay careful attention to our clients’ wishes throughout the project. Each design is scrutinized to ensure that the perfect balance of form and function is met. Our design process is thorough and our passion for home design is great.

Builders or Homeowners

  • New Homes
  • Additions/Remodels
  • Garages/Carports
  • As built drawings
  • Site Visits (Preliminary and construction progress)
  • General project consultation (Preliminary and Construction progress)
  • Custom floor plan and elevation design
  • Design meetings
  • Basic Permit sets
  • Detailed Construction Drawings (including building sections, interior elevations, etc...)
  • Subdivision product design
  • Subdivision sales/marketing content
  • 3D B&W perspectives or isometrics
  • Permit Submittal and plan review corrections
  • Bid Walks
  • Bid/Estimation coordination
  • Building Cost estimation
  • Drawing/Code review

Industry Professionals

  • T.I. drawings
  • Construction Drawings
  • As built drawings
  • Site Visits
  • ADA plans
  • Schedules
  • Details & Sections
  • Shop Drawings
  • Architectural drafting support
  • Structural drafting support
  • Civil Drafting support
  • M/P/E Drafting suppor

Plans & Specs

Construction documents – Drawings that look good and work well.

The integrity of a home begins with the integrity of the construction documents used to build the house. Custom homes require custom plans that properly explain the specific details for your dreams. Consider the frustration you might feel if asked to assemble a child’s bicycle with incomplete or uncoordinated instructions. Now imagine asking your contractor to build your, much more complicated, home under the same circumstances. Even if your builder is able to fill in the gaps those fixes cost more time and money than expected. You and your builder should be confident that plans would put your project on the pathway to success.

Codes and Regulations

Building codes are enforced differently depending on the municipality that the house is being built in. These codes are in place to ensure the safety and structural integrity of your home. To avoid time delays and added cost, it is important that your plans adhere to current standards. We have equipped ourselves with the necessary tools and are up to date with current codes and regulations. If new or unfamiliar codes arise, we have built strong, friendly, working relationships with local municipalities to ensure that your drawings are complete, current and code compliant upon plan submittal.

Current Trends

Energy and Resource Conservation and Sustainability has become a large part of building our homes. There are methods to designing a home that consider conservation during construction and over the life of the home. It’s important to understand the methods of construction and the technology that is available to save you money now and over time. We can also inform you of large tax incentives and rebates you may take advantage of if you build energy and resource conscious.

3D Modeling

The process of creating construction documents has evolved over time. The days of paper, pencil, and drafting tables has moved aside for computers, keyboards, and electronic files. One of the latest advancements is computer modeling. Computer modeling aids in the design process and helps us to locate and resolve complications within your project. Solving these issues prior to construction allows you to save time and money. This visualization tool not only helps us to present the home, it also enables us to coordinate the elements of the project and resolve design and structural issues prior to construction. We utilize 3-d modeling for presentation purposes and within the construction documents to exhibit and expose the complications of a design that standard 2-D drawings simply can’t do.