d.a.kinsella company is owned and operated by professionals trained in design and construction. We are liscensed architects who work daily with a multitude of clients and have an indepth knowledge of building codes, technology and the art of building. We utilize a design process that involves the client in the decision making to obtain by in on the proposed design and as we develop the design we estimate the cost of the job.
The creation of buildings and objects to better our enviroment and society.
We worked with an architect from NH who had to withdraw from the job and recommended dak. My wife and I raised the possibility of a larger scale project to modernize the style of the house. dak developed a plan that rebuilt the house except for our previously remodeled kitchen and original foundation. This new plan converted our house into modern design with a more open floor plan, new roof line, loft space, re-finished basement (and the second bathroom). dak was able to fit this into an only slightly expanded footprint in order to comply with town regulations. dak kept our budget in mind and would present different price options for us to choose to allow us to come up with a reasonable comprise between price with style. dak worked with the town to make sure our design stayed within our zoning and conservation restrictions. The house is beautiful and works better than we could have imagined. dak provided the creativity to design a renovation plan that was truly transforming. Catherine Shea and Chip Celenza
Single Family Homes
Interview the client to see what they require, ie bedrooms, kitchen, garage, etc.
Ask them to provide photos of what they like.
Prepare designs in sketch form
Meet with the client to obtain on the design
Revise the design to reflect client input
When design concess is reached we enter design concept into the computer
This process is repeated until we have drafted plans and elevations. At this point we prepare a rendering, cost estimate and obtain any relief from the muncipality that is required.
Prepare construction drawings
Provide final bid
I have been in the field of Architecture since 1979 and obtained licensing to practice in 1988 and NCARB certification in 1992. NCARB allows me to practice anywhere in the USA and Canada.
I earned the following degrees.
· Bachelor in Architecture from the Boston Architectural College;
· Bachelor degree in Fine Arts from Massachusetts College of Art with concentration in design and:
· Associate in Architectural Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology.
Architects base fees for services based on billable hourly rates or a percentage of construction costs.
Construction fees are estimated by the job. dak estimates our cost of materials and labor for each project.
I have always designed and built things since a youth so this has been a life long passion of mine.
My client base is as diverse as our practice and includes: Contractors, Developers, Entrepreneurs, Homeowners, Local and State Government, Property Managers, Religious Congregations and Retailors.