Description of Services

Initial Consultation: This includes meeting with you and presenting a portfolio of my work, as well as a preliminary survey and discussion of the prohect. I try to get a sense of your likes and dislikes to determine issues of style and the foundations of design. We should try to match budget with expectations. This meeting gives us a chance to determine our compatibility, and whether we feel we could work well together. If so, I propose to you some, or all of the following services, which I generally provide in the order listed below.

Schematic Design Concept: In this phase I measure and record the existing conditions pertinent to the project. Based upon our initial discussion, I then generally provide a couple of design alternatives. These would be faily simple drawings relating to the layout of the space and the form of any alterations to existing structure. You would then choose the design you prefer and make any requests you may have concerning this design. You may also wish to combine elements to arrive at the final scheme. Upon your approval, I would proceed to the next phase. Drawings provided in this phase are not intended for construction purposes.

Design Development: This phase involves the preparation of more detailed drawings and other data relating to appearance and structure, mechanical and electrical systems, consturction meterials and finishes, and other essential information. There should be enough information at this time to provide you with probable construction cost analysis. Upon further discussion and review of this information, this phase is complete.

Construction Documents: This phase involves the preparation of the documents necessary to obtain permits, solicit bids and perform the work. The number of required documents will be determined by the nature of the project, and will be outlined at this time. Specifications for other products and materials pertinent to consturction are also provided at this time.

Bidding and Negotiation: This phase includes advising you about qualifications of prospective contractors, and assisting you in selecting a General Contractor. I will also assist you in obtaining bids and proposals from sub-contractors in the various trades, if the services of a General Contractor are not required.

Construction/ Contract Administration: General administration of contracts, site visits to review progress, inspect quality of work, and ensure adherence to contract. Review and approval of requests for payment. Preparation of drawings required by any change orders.

Fee: Please contact us for information on fees and for Personal References.