Your Underlying Needs
Our thoughtful interview process draws out your underlying needs. By distilling the “why” behind your needs we are able to tease out more options for creative solutions than merely talking about building sizes and styles. This often results in more focused, meaningful designs that may simplify construction and reduce building costs. For example you might initially tell us you need a large addition yet after a thoughtful discussion, together we discover that by reimagining the use of space and then adding a small bay window meets all the goals for a fraction of the cost and permitting effort.
Our integrated design process is collaborative from the inception of the project. Your team may be as small as you, the contractor, and one designer or if appropriate could include contributions from any number of a ready array other experts and artisans. Through a thoughtful discussion we will help you decide on the best approach to selecting and building your team. Our goal is to not only foster creative problem solving but also help provide you with thoughtful checks and balances in decision-making.
If you choose, we can support you in a variety of ways through the construction phase. This includes not only helping you select a suitable contractor, but also shepherding the construction effort with anything from an occasional site visit, to regularly scheduled meetings and detailed communications depending on the nature of your needs. Construction is the other half of the design process, therefore we have taken great care to build long term relationships with contractors and vendors. We strongly feel adding the contractor to the team early on promotes a team approach to managing budget and constructability, as well as supporting the common goal of delivering a high quality project.
Mutually Shared Expectations
Trust is the foundation we strive for in all team relationships
Communication is the tool we use to build and maintain trust within the team
Mutually Shared Expectations are the natural result of Trust and Communication
A successful and enjoyable project