We work closely with our clients, contractors and consultants to create built environments that will support our clients’ personal needs as well as financial interests. We provide comprehensive services to successfully bring a project from concept through completion. We are adept at managing the intricacies of the permit processes to the best advantage for our clients.

SERVICES

  • Architecture
  • Interior design
  • Landscape design
  • Furniture, furnishing & equipment specifications
  • Pre-purchase property evaluations
  • Evaluation of potential building sites
  • Site selection & site planning
  • Feasibility studies
  • Programming
  • Community & master planning
  • Public workshop facilitation
  • Comprehensive construction documents
  • Entitlements
  • Sustainability consulting
  • Design of high-performance green homes
  • LEED consulting & documentation
  • Accessibility / ADA consulting
  • Historic preservation, renovation, restoration & adaptive reuse
  • Construction administration
  • Presentation graphics, including watercolor renderings & computer-generated animation

HOURLY CONSULTING

Alexandra Saikley offers hourly consulting when a client simply wants an architect’s advice. She can help with such issues as deciding to remodel versus buying a new building, evaluating properties for purchase, feasibility studies, “green” improvements, and appropriate options for historic preservation.

PROJECT STEPS

The scope of architectural services is tailored to each project. Full services include the following phases:

Preliminary consultation

Our initial discussion of your project

Proposal and contract

Upon request, a proposal for services is created, which becomes the project contract

Existing Conditions

Review of property documents & permit history; obtain site survey as needed; create as-built drawings

Programming

Investigation of client’s objectives; careful attention is given to clients’ personal needs as well as financial interests; intended scope of work is established based on these parameters

Feasibility Study

Before starting design, determination of the feasibility of the project in conjunction with budget, schedule, codes, approvability, and construction opportunities relative to the client’s intended scope of work

Master Planning

Development of an overall strategy and plan for developing the project site over time

Schematic Design

In open collaboration with client and consultants, production of drawings showing different options that develop through several iterations, until client approval

Design Development

Development of one chosen design in detail, including interior design as needed

Contract Documents

Drawings and written specifications for permit, construction bid, and construction

Permit/Approvals

Coordination with Building and Planning Departments and other agencies to obtain Planning approval, the Building Permit, and other approvals as needed; coordination with governing agencies begins in the Feasibility phase and continues throughout the project

Bidding and Negotiation

Recommendation of contractors, coordination of bids, and helping client negotiate construction contract; this process may begin as early as Schematic Design

Construction Administration

Guidance of the project through construction, including site visits, ensuring consistency with drawings, providing additional information to the contractor, and coordination between all parties