Process

Every project, regardless of size, follows the five basic phases detailed below.  These phases have been thoughtfully developed to guide both the client and designer through each project in a precise organized manner, ensuring successful and complete outcomes.  We charge an hourly fee for design consultation services.  The scope of services, products, and finishes vary with each project.  We are happy to provide our clients with an estimated projected range of fees and services once the project has been thoroughly discussed.

  • Programming: We listen and collect all pertinent information allowing us to design to our client’s specific needs-aesthetically and functionally-as well as gaining an understanding of the client’s budgetary and scheduling goals.
  • Schematic: We outline the general design concept through space planning, as well as preliminary finish, furniture and material selections. This initial design is based on the information collected during the programming phase and may include various options to be further honed as the project advances.
  • Design Development: Based on input from the schematic design phase project execution becomes more specific through the preparation of final floor plans, renderings, elevations and details.  Final specifications are prepared for all finishes and materials, furniture selections, custom cabinetry and construction details, upholstery and fabric items, lighting design, art direction, cabinet/tile elevations, ceiling, floor and wall treatments, hardware and plumbing selections just to name a few.  Final bids and project schedules are solicited during this phase as well.
  • Construction Documents: We provide detailed drawings and specifications that further articulate the approved design so actual fabrication and implementation may begin.  A project schedule and budget is arrived upon and agreed to by all parties so the project may reach a successful outcome.  Applicable approvals and down payments required by contractors are typically gathered during this phase
  • Contract Administration:  We stay closely involved during this phase through site visits, contractor meetings, order tracking and coordinating various deliveries and installations.  This phase is critical in assuring both quality control and adherence to the project schedule and budget.   A punch list shall be completed prior to occupancy monitoring the completion of that list.