This phase of our approach includes layout drawings that describe the proposed spatial changes to your home. These layout drawings are prepared so you can visualize the interior and exterior relationships that will occur with these changes. We provide interior and exterior elevation drawings, sections cut through the building, and 3D computerized renderings to help you with this visualization and assist in the decision making process. Once we have an approved design and schematic layout, we will begin the construction document phase.
These are the architectural, structural and mechanical drawings and specifications that will guide the selected contractor through the planning and construction process. This phase allows for us to prepare a recorded set of drawings with technical details that will bind the contractor to specific products, structural framing details, and the materials we have decided upon for the design of your project. These drawings will assist the contractor in the bidding of the project and be the basis of the future construction. When a final selection has been made on the Contractor, we begin the construction administration phase.
The Construction Administration or management phase describes our work during the actual construction of your project. We will visit the site on a regular basis, review shop drawings and the work in progress with the Contractor. We approve requisitions for payment and any change orders that may come up during the course of the job. And we provide sketches to the Contractor to clarify any questions they may have with regard to the approved design. We also continue to be available to our clients as the project comes to a close. In some cases, we are also asked to be involved in or coordinate with interior design, so our services do not always end when a project’s construction is complete. We continue to be available for questions or to research a particular product until our clients are moved in, settled, and satisfied.