as to provide a premium level of service to all clients, I follow
a proven 3 step process that has worked well during decades of industry
requires the client in need of professional architectural services
to draft a correspondence (see "Contact"
page). In this first correspondence, I ask the potential client
to express the scope of their needs and some aspirations for the
project (i.e. new construction, addition, remodel, contemporary
design, traditional feel, open space, etc...). In return for sharing
your detailed expectations, you will be provided a specific proposal
including a contract with production schedule and unambiguous fee
structure. This is not the only time for input from the client...my
proposal will outline all stages of the creative process. Once this foundation of information sharing has been established
we will initiate the creative process as follows:
Based on the information you provide, I will create the "Schematic"
of the project. This includes the initial plans and elevations,
as well as a 3-D movie of your project. To see examples of existing
3-D movies, please visit my "Portfolio"
the client has recieved the Schematic, we will conduct the "Preliminary
Review" of the requested work. This is an opportunity to review
the direction and feel of the project and make changes within the
scope of work initially agreed upon.
A complete set of "sealed" plans or construction
documents will be created that can be presented to the local governmental
agency with the responsibility of issuing construction permits for
your project. All work is developed in a highly efficient 3-D CAD
program to produce a full set of hardcopy architectural plans "sealed"
and suitable for presentation to the local building department for
approval. These also will be used by you to discuss the scope of
the project with contractors that might "bid" on your
After you express the scope of your project, I will provide you with a
proposal. In some cases, potential
clients can be accommodated by a qualified draftsman capable of
producing competent work. In fact, I could ultimately "seal"
the plans you develop directly with such a referred draftsman (remember
however that, ALL plans submitted for permitting require the "seal"
of a licensed architect).
All of this takes place after you draft a correspondence detailing
your needs . I need a good understanding of your vision as well
as any time constraints. Expect the total architectural fees to
be between 3% and 20% of the total construction expenses.
you ready to receive a FREE custom proposal for the design
of your next structure?
Visit my "Contact" page to request a proposal.