An architect can help “guide” you through the process. The architect is trained to offer design input for the interior and exterior design and assist in material selection and construction details.
The architect will develop a complete set of construction documents that serve as the communication tool for construction which helps to minimize questions and problems that may arise during construction. (this will help to reduce overall costs and headaches)
A house is the biggest investment of one’s life and it is important to assure that a value in service is offered to provide the maximum benefit to the client.
We have a long track record of working with custom residential projects and happy clients to prove it. Our skills offer a complete, responsive and efficient service. The two Principal Architects work closely with clients directly and offer quality sensitive design with a knowledge of current building science techniques. This offers value to the client which reflects in the final product.
SD Atelier Architecture offers services which are broken down into five phases for a full service package.
Phase I – Schematic Design
Phase II –Design Development
Phase III –Construction Documents
Phase IV –Bidding/ Contract Negotiation
Phase V –Construction Administration
Standard in the Industry can range from 3-10 percent of the Construction Cost depending on the size and scope of the project and Phases the architect is involved with. SD Atelier Architecture provides a custom proposal for each client after understanding the specific needs, goals and services. We break out our fee for Phase I and II initially based on hourly rates with a maximum guarantee cost. After Design Development is complete, we can solidify a fee for Phase III – Construction Documents Phase IV – V are invoiced hourly on an as needed basis.