Every project, from a kitchen addition to a full house renovation, begins with a conversation about your family and your home. What space do you have? What space do you want? What kinds of spaces do you like? How much do you want to invest? How long do you plan on living in the home? Some of these questions are easy to answer, but others require more information. The Pre-Design phase allows us to gather that information and establish priorities for your project, doing so within the context of both scope and budget.
During the Design Phases, your project takes shape. Building on years of experience in residential design and construction, Taylor and your building team work with you to design a home that not only solves your challenges but exceeds your expectations. Regular meetings to discuss design decisions, as well as potential cost and time implications are critical to this phase, and your involvement in the process is a key component.
During Schematic Design, your possible design solutions will be illustrated by diagrams, site and floor plans and conceptual elevations or renderings. At the end of this phase, you will have a preliminary design scheme that is functional, buildable and changes the way you think about your space.
Design Development is the phase of the project which describes, in drawings, how all the pieces of the project work together, including appliances, lighting, finishes and fixtures. We encourage clients to retain the services of a contractor during this phase, if not before, to obtain rough pricing for approval prior to moving forward to the next phase.
With the pieces of the project in place, production begins on a detailed set of drawings for the building department to review and the contractor to price and build. These detailed drawings can include floor plans, elevations, details, and lighting plans, as well as specifications for products and materials and quality standards to be used during construction.
Construction means that your project is coming to fruition, and our commitment to exceptional client service means seeing projects through from concept to completion. The architect’s involvement in this phase helps minimize problems and prioritize your project goals and budget. We spend time during construction working with your contractor to answer questions and to see that your project’s design is realized.
“We were originally referred to Taylor by good friends and we spent much time before the project started discussing our goals with Taylor. The discussions before and during the process of renovations were helpful to us as we both felt comfortable making the necessary changes using her expertise and knowledge; she nailed it with her suggestions and design plan! We live in a very old home and she helped us achieve the functional aspects needed to achieve our goals to enjoy both the old feel and the new modern feel. We do not have any complaints and have recommended her to many friends.”
– Jennifer & Parker Evans, Client