we believe we offer an expertise and experience rarely found within residential design-only firms.
Bidding is an essential part of the design and project development process because it conveys a project from paper toward buildability. Even with a “complete” set of construction drawings, it is typical for this project development process to identify and resolve an array of issues which could include: structure, code and zoning issues, heating and cooling systems, plumbing and electrical issues, “build-ability,” energy efficiency, material selections, etc. Often we are approached by an architect and homeowner at an earlier stage of design and can help inform and guide many of the decisions.
Because of the value we believe we bring to the table and the valuable time we invest, we request a retainer to complete a construction estimate. We call this Pre-Construction Services.