OUR PROCESS

"Design should be fun"

 

The process for planning, designing and constructing your modern dream home is meant to be fun, engaging, and collaborative.

Right now, you are likely in the CLIENT RESEARCH PHASE. This is where you are gathering information and playing around with ideas and understanding your needs. At the point you want to get serious, you will want to check the feasibility of your ideas and understand what the project constraints are.

 

When you work with me, we will start with the PROGRAMMING PHASE by conducting a Vision Discovery to eliminate assumptions, identify constraints and find your best options. You will receive a document that can be used by me or any other architect that will ensure you reduce project risk and get the best options for your site and budget.

 

All Phases are important steps in producing a successful project. The end result is a thoughtfully designed home created together. How exciting is that?

THE RTS METHOD

We provide an army of benefits  that makes us a different kind of design firm. Once that will give you clarity for your project and the end product.

PHASES OF DESIGN

HOW MANY STEPS ARE IN THE PROCESS OF BUILDING, ADDING OR RENOVATING YOUR HOUSE?

Architects Office

01

CLIENT RESEARCH 

  • ARCHITECT SEARCHING & HIRING

  • HOUSE EXAMPLES

  • MAGAZINE RESEARCH

  • WEBSITES RESEARCH (HOUZZ, ETC)

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02

PROGRAMMING (PD)

  • NEEDS AND OPTIONS REVIEW

  • SITE STUDIES

  • FEASIBILITY STUDY

  • PRELIMINARY COST ESTIMATE

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03

SCHEMATIC DESIGN (SD)

  • CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT

  • ASSEMBLE TEAM OF EXPERTS

  • ALIGN PROJECT SCOPE WITH BUDGET

  • PRELIMINARY 3D VISUALIZATION

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04

DESIGN (DD)

  • REFINE DESIGN

  • DEVELOP EXTERIOR & INTERIOR DESIGN

  • BASIC MATERIALS SELECTION

  • ENGINEERING COORDINATION

  • VIRTUAL REALITY EXERCISES

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05

DOCUMENTATION (CD)

  • FINE-TUNING DESIGN

  • COORDINATION WITH CONSULTANTS

  • CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS

  • PERMIT DRAWINGS

  • BUILIDING PERMIT APPROVAL

Architects

06

BIDING (BN)

  • IDENTIFY BIDDERS

  • BIDS INVITATION

  • CONTRACTOR SELECTION

  • PRECONSTRUCTION MEETINGS

Construction Site

07

BUILDING (CA)

  • ERECTION OF THE HOUSE

  • CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION

  • BUILDING INSPECTIONS AND APPROVAL

  • CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY

WHERE DO I START?

Create your modern dream home.
Tell us about your project today.