Whether you are building a new home or renovating an existing one, before we begin designing we take a thorough study of the site and all variables that could impact the design. We determine the sun path, wind patterns and views to find the best siting for the home and consider any existing conditions or requirements specific to your lot. For example, this could be designing around a mature tree, setback requirements, height, size and restrictions, neighborhood scale and historic context. After decades in architecture and interior design, we’ve encountered a variety of challenges, providing our team the aptitude to solve problems quickly and confidently.
From our meetings together, we gain an understanding of your specific needs, taste and budget which guide the design direction. The sketching process begins with a site plan and/or floor plans. Next, we begin to develop exterior elevations that allow us to create the style and character of your home. These drawings can be used to secure approvals.
We understand the challenges of controlling humidity, both by designing a superior building envelope and by specifying testing during construction, assuring that the home is performing up to our expectations.