My approach to design combines a foundation in fine arts with formal architectural planning and design skills.
The design process begins with inspiration. During the initial programming phase, clients' needs and desires are expressed. Research follows. Along with the collection of technical data, inspirational images and source materials are gathered. As the project evolves these key images are never far from sight.
As we move into the schematic design and design development phases I continue to work closely with clients, consultants, contractors and suppliers. At this time architectural plans, renderings, concept sketches and presentation boards are generated as needed to serve as visual aids. Strong organization and communication of ideas are essential to the successful completion of any sized project.
Upon client approval, full sets of contract documents are prepared. These include floor plans, reflected ceiling plans, power & communication plans, finish plans, furniture plans, schedules, elevations and detail drawings. Manufacturer's specifications are provided for all materials & products approved.
As the project moves into the construction phase I assist clients in the selection of contractors, subcontractors and suppliers. I work closely with all team members to ensure that construction and product installation is completed in accordance with contract documents.
The result of this process is the satisfaction of a vision realized.