The process of a project until is built take various steps depending on the scope of the project.
We like to always start with an interview with the client and their family at their place if possible or lot in case of a new home to evaluate first hand the needs and understand the challenges needed for a successful project. This conversation is very important for us because with not only allow us to meet the client, but also for the client to acquaint with us and if we are a good fit. We are convinced that without a good understanding between the parts the project will be less successful.
On that meeting you tell us what do you think you need, and we together put a preliminary program of functions and a possible distribution of functions. We will show the client previous work we have done to understand the kind of work we do an our philosophy.
After that meeting we will present you with a fee proposal for our services.
The serious work start after an agreement has been reached between the architect and the client.
After a couple of weeks we will meet again with the client and share a couple of design options until we find the option that suit better to the client.
At this point we will start to create more defined plan and 3D images will be created it will make sure that the volumes, heights and relationships of the parts of the project.
Definition on the materials and sized of the spaces will be defined.
At this point of the project we will consult with a pre-screened contractor to make sure that the project can meet their budget.
Once the hurdle is cleared we will finish working on the permit and construction drawings.
We try that the process will be interactive, well though and painless.