What we do is special. We are great designers, but we are also extraordianary at managing project costs, details and deadlines. Of course you want a beautiful project, which is completed on budget and on time. We manage the all of the little details around every project, with nothing left out.
I enjoy the diversity in the clientelle and projects. Our clients are often engaged in the field of design and contribute greatly to the process and outcome of the project. We are not a heavy-handed design firm bent on doing things the same way in every project. Quite the opposite it true and we value change and evolution in our design approach and collaboration with each client.
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We start with design and specifications to assure the right feel for the project. Then we revisit the budget to align all of the our costs. We then bid out to various contractor and verify fees and scope of work. After we ward the contract and have started construction, then we monitor progress keeping a sharp eye on quality and deadlines.
Master of Architecture from Southern California Institute of Architcture, Bachelor in Kinesiology study of human movement. 15 Years experience in design and architecture, 20 years experience in business management. Historical Preservation Award 2014, City of Pasadena, Ca.
Our fees run 8-12 percent of the project hard costs, meaning the construction costs. For this fee we provide a 3-part service.
1. Design, permits and engineering
2. Contractor and vendor selection to aling with the budget
3. Construction support during the building period
Worked for large restaurant companies to design and manage the build-outs of new restaurants.
We work with private clients who have recently purchased a home which needs work, developers and business owners. We are often referred by real estate agents for support before and during the escrow phase.
1. Have a budget
2. Make a list of questions and priorities
3. Look at the previous work and see if it resonates with your tastes, otherwise you'll be bumping heads.
4. Be flexible, trust your hiring decisions and listen to what is being asked of you ask how you can be a good client.
1. Know what it is that you want out of your project, what is it that you would like to have done.
2. Formulate a realisitic budget and discuss it early in the discussions.
3. Be ready to think about when you would like to start construction and consider variables such as holidays, vacations, and possible relocation during constuction.