Our Process

Our process usually involves 7 steps. They are:

  • Initial meeting  (to discuss ideas, needs, visions and budget)

  • Existing Conditions  (we would typically take measurements and draw existing conditions base drawings)

  • Schematic Design  (we would generate a series of design studies to give form to our ideas and vision for your house, usually in plans, elevations and sections)

  • Preliminary Estimates   (usually at the end of SD, we recommend getting at least 2 preliminary estimates from local contractors to affirm budget and then make any revisions necessary to bring the project to within your budget)

  • Construction Documents  – we prepare the final drawings and specifications that will go out to bid and will be used to get all building permits)

  • Bidding and Negotiating   (we typically orchestrate the bidding process between 3-4 contractors and assist you in picking the best one)

  • Construction Administration   (We prepare AIA contracts between you and the contractor and provide construction oversight during the construction phase.  We visit the site frequently meeting with you and the contractor and administer any change orders. We prepare a final punch list at the end of construction.

       Note: We are also able to help in getting any variances required for your project. We vhave also had extensive experience in working in coastal areas and with FEMA