Arch Studio, Inc. provides a full range of architectural services from initial concept development through detailed design documentation, with 3D Modeling visualization. We offer expertise in custom residential and small-to-midsize commercial architecture, as well as extensive experience with both new construction and renovation. We understand that our clients are integral and essential members of the project team, and we welcome and encourage their involvement through a collaborative process focused on strong communication, design excellence, budget and schedule compliance, and sound technical execution.
Architectural services include conceptual and schematic design, design development, assistance during the bidding process, preparation of construction drawings and documents, planning and building permit procurement, and construction administration. We also also provide a wide variety of additional services including feasibility studies, before home purchase consultation, "Spec" home design, marketing flyers and more.
THE FOLLOWING ARE THE PHASES IN THE ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN PROCESS:
The planning of your project starts here.
Working together with your architect, you will share your project needs, dreams and goals.
During this stage your architect will begin by preparing preliminary design sketches based on your requirements and budget to explore and illustrate possible options. The architect will review these options with you, pointing out the merits and responding to your input.
This stage refines the agreed upon schematic design for a clearer definition of the scope and quality of the finished project. Further cost projections will determine how closely the design conforms to the budget expectations, or what, if any, adjustments are required.
Your architect can advise you on your choice of contractor – usually done by calling for competitive bids. Your architect will help evaluate the bids and select the contractor, and prepare the contract between you and the contractor.
When the design concepts have been decided, the architect prepares working drawings and specifications. These are required to obtain building permits and bids, and to guide the contractor in construction.
Your architect will consult with you and advise you during construction. On-site visits will determine if construction is proceeding in general accordance with the contract, and that the design, materials, and workmanship meet with acceptable standards.
A D D I T I O N A L S E R V I C E S :
There are a number of additional services an Architect can provide including:
• Feasibility Studies
• Site Selection
• 3D Model and Renderings
• Interior Design and Material Selections