DESIGN PROCESS

Feasibility

This is where we discover limitations and what restrictions are placed on the property. Will this typology fit into the neighborhood? Are there market comparables in the area? Are there any CC&R (Covenants, conditions, and restrictions), HOA guidelines, zoning restrictions to be aware of? An often overlooked project killer is parking and providing enough spaces. 

2

Schematic Design

After determining that the project is feasible and can meet all the requirements to make it successful, we begin to develop an initial concept for the space layout, functionality, and massing. This may require more input from the client, and defining the scope and goals of the project. 

3

Design Development

The design gets further developed to include important system components like structural, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical. The architect coordinates these moving parts and provides detailed drawings to ensure the end product is constructed properly and efficiently.

4

Permit Set

Once the design is prepared to a certain completion, we will want to submit it sooner to be in queue at the city. The processing times can drag out during busy seasons, so prepare enough time for the review approval process. Once this is approved, the city can issue the permit to begin construction.

5

Construction Documentation and Administration

At this time, I will continue to work with the builder and contractors to ensure the project is constructed as planned and that all questions are answered. The project is not complete until it can be inhabited, so anything can go wrong at this point. It is normal to come across delays and challenges during construction.  

REMODEL PROCESS
 
  1. SITE VISIT TO TAKE EXISTING MEASUREMENT AND DIMENSIONS 

  2. EXISTING AS-BUILT DRAWINGS

  3. BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING- PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  4. EXPLORE DESIGN AND STYLE OPTIONS

  5. MATERIAL SELECTIONS

  6. PERMIT PROCESS AND CITY APPROVAL 

    • Consultant coordination 

      • Structural engineer

      • General contractor

  7. VALUE ENGINEERING if required

Background

My passion for design and building science is informed by several years of working as an Architectural Coordinator under Storybuilt (formerly PSW) where I managed the entire design process from inception to completed construction for projects of all sizes, ranging from custom homes to large multi-family townhome communities.  In 2019 I decided to take a leap and establish my own practice based in Austin, TX.  My ultimate goal is to develop a portfolio of custom homes for clients who appreciate modern, contemporary design with a focus on sustainability. Today my projects can be found all over Texas including Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio. I think one important thing to ask ourselves is-- what does the home of the future look like?