Serving the Bay Area since 1976
 
 

Trust the Process

We are involved in your project from the start to the finish, from the point you hire us, to when you eventually move in. The process is extremely important to us, and we take pride in being able to guide you through the process of designing your home as smooth as possible.

Before the contract, we provide a complimentary initial consultation This may include a visit to the property. Information is gathered from you about your preferences, budget, and preferred style and type of home.

Once we provide you with our fee proposal and agree upon a contract, we divide every project into four phases:

Schematic Design Phase

Design Development Phase

Construction Documents Phase

Construction Administration Phase

Schematic Design Phase & Design Development Phase


The first two phases, SD and DD are more focused on “design” and it’s here that we tend to have the most interaction with you, working closely to create your dream home, accomplishing your wish-list.

Design Development Phase

Construction Documents Phase

Construction Administration Phase

The Fear Factor

We completely understand that designing and building a new home is a big undertaking. Having gone through the process ourselves multiple times, we know that it’s not easy taking the first step. That’s why we’re here. Throughout the process we strive to be communicative and present, answering questions and explaining next steps, working together with out clients to make all design decisions, and actively guiding our clients through the process.

How to Get Started

The best way to start the process is to set up an informal meet & greet meeting.