A Team Approach.
It begins with gathering of information by the client and our staff. We not only gather technical information such as site surveys with topographic and other unique features, we assemble a project manual containing any design guidelines, budget constraints, potential builder lists along with any additional information that may have an impact on decisions to come. This becomes the basis for all of our decisions on the project, a sort of “wish list” in the early stages of the project that evolves as we both define the project in more detail during the design process.
We are visual by nature.
That begins with an initial design session where my staff and I personally synthesize your ideas into conceptual sketches on paper. We spend 3 days together working face to face with your wish list, site survey and images of Architecture and Interiors that inspire you. We spend each morning sketching concepts, constraints, character features and site analysis in relation to your specific needs.
Each afternoon we break after lunch to give me and my staff time to clean the morning’s sketches up into more hard line concepts which are reviewed and refined the following morning. This is the process for each of the three days so by the end of our time together we have developed a comprehensive understanding of your wishes, dreams and concepts for your home. These ideas are tempered with the external influences of topography and budget, all with immediate feedback from you.
The design process should not be a mystery.
Our philosophy is that our clients should not only understand what it is that we do but they should be a part of what we do. This is the main factor in why our projects are as unique as our owners and when you look at our portfolio the architectural styles range from “Mountain Rustic to European Classical. When the design is driven by the owner and not the Architects personal preferences, the combinations are limitless allowing each home to stand alone.
The projects we work on are not our homes, they are the homes of our clients and as such they should reflect every unique ounce of character that our owners possess.