At the first meeting I will take a look at any and all the things you
might have brought (magazine pictures, room lists, wish lists,
land requirements). Then I’ll listen to what you are wanting your new
house to do and be. I will ask questions and get a full idea of where you are coming
During that time there is usually an ‘ahah’ moment for me where I just
can’t wait any longerl and pull out sketch paper and begin
sketching the dream I am hearing. That’s when
people usually say “How did you do that!”.
From that sketch we will begin to see where all the rooms might go, how
they relate to each other and to the lot. We
will enhance that design to the point where we look up and say “This is getting exciting”.
At that moment I know it’s time to
draft up a preliminary design sketch which will show all the floor plans and the
view of the home from the outside.
After completion of the 1st Sketch Design we will meet again , review
those ideas and look for any new ideas you
had since our first meeting.
After that normally we email back and forth with a series
of more fully refined design sketches until we have exactly what you
want, meeting in person again as called for.
At that point, when we all look at the design sketches and say YES!, I
begin the computer drafting process to create the final working
Normally it takes
2 weeks to draft up the working drawings
I will send you emails along the way
showing you how the design is actually working out now that we are
getting down to the structure, mechanicals and construction
When I am finished we will meet again for a final review, make sure
everything is the way it's supposed to be and get you the PDFs of the
working drawings for use in bidding and getting permits.
That’s about it!
I am usually always available by phone or internet .
Let's get started!