Stephens Smith Farrell Architecture

Stephens Smith Farrell Architecture

5.0
3 employees
27 years in business

About this pro

Green and growing architectural practice that focus's on finding the best balance of first costs, operational cost, maintenance, etc. with super sharp design.

Thirty years experience with an early apprenticeship to a master carpenter and home builder.

The collaborative process with owner's and builders is absolutely fascinating. Together we come up with solutions that no one would have found on their own.

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Asheville, NC 28805
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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

Site, program and buidget evaluation leads to initial schematic designs that we then issue for cost feedback.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Licensure in Architecture in North and South Carolina

Green Building Clounil Board Member

United States Green Building Clouncil LEED AP


Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

It's always different and tailored to the c ustomer and the situation.


How did you get started in this business?

Been building stuiff since I was a kid


What types of customers have you worked with?

An incredible array; over 300 built projects. This ranges from small houses to major commercial projects


Describe a recent project you are fond of.

A collaboration residential project with two artists relocated from Caliofornia. Super energy efficient and room for artisitic expression.......on a very tight budget.


What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

An experienced architect actually saves you money by minimizing wasted space and maintenance and taxes and heating and cooling. If your designer can't help you through this complex endeavor by leveraging his or her knowledge and experience then you shouldn't hire them. Remember, one bad move in site development made without an experienced guide and you've squandered the fee several times over.

Of course, if the design doens'rt move your spirit everyone involved has missed the opportunity.


What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

How are you going to save me money?

How are you going to bring value to the project?

What's the biggest line itme in building in the mnountains?


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