|Process | So how do you get started? Where do you go from
that first phone call?
and most importantly, an initial consultation will be scheduled...so we
can begin the conversation that will ultimately result in the
completion of your new home or commercial faciltity. This
can be done either over the phone or in person. Please take some
time to prepare for this meeting by having everything available that
you have collected relative to your project, including your estimated
budget. IF- following the
initial consultation you are not ready to enter into a full contract
for services- additional interim consultations may be available at an
hourly rate-with the signing of a working agreement....you
may access a rough draft sample at this link.
will create a client-specific proposal based on the specfic services he
will provide. This will include a number of options for you to choose
from. A full service contract that offers complete services
through move-in is usually the preferred option.
proposal is discussed, appropriately edited and accepted, you will be
asked to review and sign a contract. This contract will outline
the scope of the project as well as important milestones. It is
important that you and your attorney read the contract thoroughly to
ensure that nothing has been overlooked. After you sign and return the
contract, you will meet with Richard again to kickoff the project and
finalize any last minute details.
budgets are established, site visits are completed, and concepts are
discussed. The results of these discussions will guide the design
many clients, this is their first major construction project.
Don't worry. Richard and his team provide each client with guidance
throughout the process - especially if they have never worked with an
architect or completed a major project before.
The design and
consists of four key steps: Conceptual Design, Preliminary
Design, Design Development, and when each of the preceding is complete
and approved, the Final Construction Drawings and Specifications are
The above outlines the
team's most basic service.
that choose to add optional additional services such as project
management or construction management will be counseled on the details
of each (with appropriate contract documents appended to the