CLEAR DIRECTION

Effective design efforts begin with intention. As a team, we create a central intention that will be our north star to help us focus on finding the right solutions for the problem at hand. First, we will dig deep to understand qualitative expectations, performance criteria, and functional demands for the project. This establishes objectives to organize and direct our work together, so we can trust our unified progress is moving in the right direction. Our time together is valuable - let’s make the most of it.


GOOD DECISIONS

We believe in a confident and honest process. This means beginning work with the big ideas while maintaining a clear understanding of the project’s possibilities and restrictions. With each step of development, we explore different solutions and assess the best path forward. We design projects to be built, which means getting an early understanding of the costs, making the hard decisions upfront, and strategizing to prioritize the most important aspects of the project. We listen to and trust the expertise of the entire design team (owner, builder, architect) to find the best solution.


SMART DESigN

Buildings are important and deserve to be done well. We design them to do their job effectively while also striving to give them a resilient future by considering their environmental footprint, energy performance, and material durability. A loved and well-designed building can last forever. This is achieved by engineering future flexibility, capitalizing on site conditions, and being thoughtful of its place. We want to give you a project you will appreciate for many years to come.


LINEAR PROCESS

We aim to lay out a clear and dependable process. By doing the right work at the right time, the right project gets designed. Although every project will be unique in its own way, here is a general step by step guide of the process we’ll go through to make it smoothly come together.

 
  1. Understand requirements and establish project goals

  2. Gather information and verify feasibility 

  3. Brainstorm general design solutions 

  4. Improve best solution and work through initial questions

  5. Create and share schematic pricing documents for initial estimate

  6. Review pricing, assess budget, and select builder

  7. Refine project scope and design to accommodate established budget and goals

  8. Coordinate design with required consultants

  9. Complete and submit permit documents

  10. Work through remaining design items and project specifics 

  11. Complete final construction documents 

  12. Share final documents for final pricing and builder coordination

  13. Begin construction 

  14. Collaborate with contractor to provide solutions for any in-field questions

  15. Make sure the work we’ve done together gets realized!