process: Schematic Design Phase


“The Vision” Program, site analysis, architectural style, schematic ideas, team, budget and schedule 

We carefully analyze the site and its locations, study views, vegetation, natural features, context, climate, weather, neighboring structures, access and feasibility within the context of the site and, local design guidelines and codes.  

Clients often bring us on board to help select a site or evaluate the potential of a particular piece of land or an existing structure to be remodeled. We will help answer the question: “Is this right for us to create our new space?” We ask a lot of questions to understand how you plan to use the property.  

On the pragmatic side of the process we will assemble the best team to assist you with finding a contractor and hire necessary landscape, civil, structural, lighting, audio/video, home control, security, sustainability, feng shui, acoustic or any additional necessary consultants.  

Once we have a great understanding of all these aspects, we will start to develop a schematic design that will exceed your expectations. We use sketches, drawings, inspirational images, 3-d models, photo-realistic renderings and other means necessary to demonstrate design and how we will realize your vision.