Professional Practices & Quality

Every project is unique; every client has different dreams and preferences. What doesn’t change from project to project is the professionalism and quality of work that our clients and contractors receive from us.  Regardless of the scope, every project receives professional documents. This is not just a benefit for our clients, but necessary to maintain the quality that our clients expect and we expect of ourselves.

Construction: Design not Design-Build

Separating design from build means that our client has more people advocating for their vision. As your designer, we get to know your remodel dreams and goals intimately. Throughout design and construction, we are looking out for your best interest and have high-level insight that other trades may not have. We provide a valuable resource to your contractors, engineers, and other consultants. This helps them realize your project to its fullest. Likewise, the general contractor, engineers, and other trades involved are also looking out for your best interests; each one an advocate for your project. Since we have the opportunity to work with a variety of trades people it allows for greater creativity and valuable experiences across all trades involved.  Our client benefit from the knowledge we gain from the broad cross section that we experience with each project.  The bottom line is that our clients receive better service.  For this reason, we will always be a design firm, not design build.

Construction Trade and Service Recommendations

We can recommend true craftsmen with whom we have built solid relationships over years and many projects.  We also work with new contractors regularly that come to us via our clients recommendations.  If you have a favorite contractor, whom you’ve worked with before, we are happy to collaborate with him/her.  We work closely with architects and engineers when the scope of work requires those areas of expertise.  Collaboration is the most effective way to ensure your design vision is shared among all of your consultants from beginning to end. When we start a project with you, we encourage you to ask for recommendations if you need them. For most projects it is wise to assemble your team before drawings begin.


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