Depending on the complexity of the project, another meeting and perhaps
additional meetings will follow until you are satisfied with
the preliminary design concept. If requested, the designs can
be shared electronically via email.
Upon request, we can provide computer models to study massing, walk-through
and fly-by animations, and sunlight/shadow analysis.
Preliminary Cost Estimating
Using the approved design, we can assist you in obtaining a
preliminary construction cost estimate. We can ask one of the
many contractors that we have successfully worked with in the
past or we can work with a contractor that you know. If needed,
based on the preliminary budget estimate, the design can be
adjusted, or separated into logical project phases.
the design approved, we will produce the drawings and documents
required to obtain accurate bids from selected contractors.
Our typical project also includes construction specifications
that will help you and the bidders know the quality of work
and materials that you are expecting.
the Contract Documents are completed, the plans, specifications,
and bidding instructions are given to contractors for their
use in competitively bidding the cost of construction. If you
need us to recommend contractors, we can provide you with some
suggestions based on our experience of successfully completed
construction projects with a similar scope of work.
We will then assist you in evaluating the competitive bids proposed
by each contractor. We know what questions to ask, how to equalize
the bids, and then compare their relative costs. If needed,
we can also attend building contractor interviews. You can use
our bid analysis to help negotiate and make a decision on which
contractor to choose for your project.
selected builder will then use our contract documents as part
of the permit application for use in obtaining a building permit.
the construction begins we will work as your advocate. We will
periodically visit the job site and help answer the many questions
that can arise along the way. Our goal is to help make sure
that your project is built according to the original design
intent. We will keep you informed of the progress, review the
contractor’s requests for payment, and if needed, help
to resolve disputes that can arise during construction.
Interior Design Services
assist in the selection of materials, colors, finishes, tiles,
cabinetry, furniture layout, etc. that integrate
and compliment the overall architecture, with the result being
a beautiful and functional building.