The design process begins with a dialogue between Client and Architect. A program, which describes the functional requirements of the Client, forms the basis for the design. To this program are added the specific characteristics of the site, plus the unique architectural style and personal expression of the Architect. These ingredients create the special mix, which is stirred by creativity. This process pertains to single family residential, although the approach is basically the same for all types of projects.

My architectural team includes specialists in computer aided drafting, structural engineering, and energy conservation. These individuals contribute at the appropriate points in the process. Our architectural goal is to provide a unique solution for each client and to continually evolve artistically and in response to new technology. The normal process includes schematic design, design development, construction documents, bidding or negotiation, and observation of construction.

A site review involves walking the property with the Client. Usually this results in identification of the best building location, the best views, and access. Topography is critical in establishing the way the building is sited and how it relates to the land.
Sketches and a study model illustrate the shape the structure will take. The sketches evolve quickly into accurate Autocad drawings which are easy to change as decisions are made. The process is ongoing and dynamic until the final product emerges. Changes can even be made during construction, as sometimes "tweaking" an aspect of the design reveals itself as a better option.

The final result is a home which is comfortable, innovative, and a reflection of the personalities of the Clients.