Architectural Design Process for Home Remodeling
Company principal Chris Landis, AIA, and Director of Architecture, Paul Gaiser, AIA, are both experienced architects that manage a talented team of designers and drafters. The team uses the latest in 3D and virtual reality technology to help clients visualize the changes to their home. During the three design phases, they’ll use a variety of practices to communicate design options.
3D MODELING AND VIRTUAL REALITY
Our designers also use CAD programs to generate a virtual reality link that you can use to visually walk-through your project using special goggles. If you have 3D goggles, click here to view the VR model of the kitchen shown above .
If you don’t have 3D goggles, ask us about it when you schedule your initial consultation and we’ll bring a pair to demonstrate how it works.
Phase 1: Schematic Design
We measure and prepare “as-built” drawings of your existing home. We’ll work with you to develop a written Design Program and draw initial concepts. This may include two to five floorplans, depending upon the project. This lays the critical foundation for working out the details in the later design phases. At the end of this phase, you’ll receive an interim construction estimate.
Phase 2: Design Development
Once you approve the the schematic plans and cost projection, we will compile and complete all of the final information required to secure all necessary permits for your project. The drawings are further developed and as we get more information from our material suppliers, trade partners and project managers
Phase 3: Construction Documents
We’ll complete the finish selections, specifications, final detail drawings, interior elevations, exterior elevations, roof plan, plumbing plan, schedules, structural plans, electrical plans and the specific contract language and payment schedule for your construction work. You’ll sign the construction contract and we’ll schedule a hand-off to the Project Manager.
After the Design Process is complete, construction begins. Click here to go to the Construction Process page.
Here is a chart that summarizes our design process.