with a simple seven-step process for each project…draw provides an easy guide for clients to follow.
are you lefty or righty? what is your least favorite color? night owl or early riser? how could this project help you conquer the world?
often referred to as the pre-design and discovery phase, we do a ton of research and ask questions of the site, climate, and culture; of our clients, contractors and other team members; and of ourselves. by diving deep, projects and clients benefit tremendously.
with all this great info on hand, we don our creative thinking caps and apply that knowledge to generating some really cool, meaningful ideas. this part of the process, often referred to as schematic design, is thoughtful, collaborative and quite exciting!
for clients who want to be part of an even more personal, immersive design experience, draw offers a special interactive workshop for just that.
by exploring the possibilities, the best ideas rise to the surface, offering our clients the confidence and enthusiasm that every client should have for their project
well, they make a pretty good case. thoughtfully considered details are the kinds of things that really pull a project together and have a lasting impression on people’s experience.
here, in the design development stage, we explore the finer points of things like interior and exterior colors, finishes and materials; windows, doors, stairs; and for interior projects, we focus on selection of items like decorative lighting, cabinetry, furnishings, and yes, even things like the art that hangs on a wall…for it is these things that the can make the difference between a good and great design
once the design is approved, it’s time to prepare a detailed set of documents that can be utilized for estimating the construction cost of a project, for permit submission, and for a contractor to build the project from.
much of the work in this step, referred to as permit / construction documentation, is carried out by the client’s team of architects, engineers, and other design professionals.
This step includes preparation of detailed specifications, technical documents, and drawings that help the contractor plan and construct the project as it is intended
here, we provide guidance through the estimating, bidding and contractor selection process by preparing and distributing request for bid packages, responding to questions, and assisting the client with making decisions about contractor selection.
how exciting is it to see your project come to fruition?
well, a lot can happen during the construction process that determines its success...and it’s not always sunny skies. that’s why we act as your trusted “go-to”, helping through the rough spots, and providing guidance toward achieving the design intent.
during the ca/co stage (that’s short for construction administration / observation), our team is there to collaboratively work with the client, contractor, building officials, and other professionals, addressing the challenges of construction, responding to questions that are sure to arise, and advocating for the client and design intent of the project.
ah, now it’s time for the really easy part.
sit back, relax and enjoy!
If you have an architectural need that is not listed here, or you are unsure of what your needs might be, feel free to ask. We’d love to hear from you, and will provide the guidance needed to get you moving in the right direction.
From start to finish your attention to detail, your capacity to listen closely to our ideas and needs, and your ability to fashion design solutions which met both our needs, and the Town’s Heritage Preservation District policies, were exemplary.
client – G.W.
I cannot thank you enough! Your natural eye, attention to detail, and your vision brought me the house of my dreams.
client – J.P.
Draw has made such an aesthetically pleasing design, and we’ll be able to slide panels closed in the winter, open them in the summer, and have heat and fans to help us regulate the temperature. This little shop has really blossomed, and our community loves it and depends on it. We are so excited about this project– it will be so fabulous and really bring us to the next level. We can’t wait!”
client – P.R.