Inventive. Responsive. Hands on. When we commit to a project, design is only the beginning: we are there when our ideas become real.

Our process is intimate, exacting, collaborative. From concept to completion, we guide all projects through all stages of development.

Process1

Assessing Your Needs

We meet on site, free of charge, to see if we’re a good mutual fit. We learn about you, determine goals and priorities, and understand your budget.

If we decide to go forward together, we enter into a contract, and then begin schematic design.

Process2

Design + Documentation

For renovations, we first measure your existing space and follow up with a drafted plan. For new construction, we gather site information and present a rendering of the design concept.

Once we have your feedback, we incorporate changes to the design and develop it further, moving from conceptual design to large-scale drawings. This is where we go deep into details. We design every aspect of the building—including cabinetry and trim—to fractions of an inch.

We also present a curated palette of materials, finishes, and fixtures for your consideration.

Process3

Permitting + Pricing

We submit your plans to the city/county. Simultaneously, we solicit pricing from qualified general contractors on your behalf.

A note on general contractors: We like to recommend contractors we trust, but we do not engage in what is sometimes termed a “design-build” or in-house relationship with contractors. This means no divided loyalties or potential conflict of interest. Simply put, if you work with us, we work only for you.

Process4

Construction Administration

You choose a contractor and construction begins. We monitor the project closely, with regular site visits. We are also on call for you and the builder to ensure rigorous adherence to the documentation, solve problems, represent your concerns, and take as much stress off you as possible.

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