Frequently Asked Questions

  Here are some answers to questions that we often get asked.

-  What is the difference between an architect and a designer?
  In order to hold the title of architect, one has to go through rigorous schooling, graduate with a nationally accredited degree, intern for approximately three years under a licensed architect, and then pass a number of licensing exams.  To call oneself a designer, no professional schooling, training, or licensing is required.

-  How do you work with your clients?

  We pride the fact that we put our clients first.  The following is a brief description of a "typical" project.  After an initial meeting discussing the project's goals, we start work designing.  We usually present a few different designs to our clients at the beginning of a project, and based upon our client's input, we keep refining the design until we reach a solution.  After this, we send the drawings off to the engineers where they do the necessary member sizing and calculations regarding horizontal and vertical loading.  Upon receiving the engineer's revisions, we incorporate their drawings into ours and then provide our clients a completed set of drawings which can then be submitted for building permits.  
  If you still have additional questions please feel free to contact us or consult Process - How We Work.

-  Do you provide hourly consulting?

  Yes, we certainly do.  If you are looking for ideas, someone to talk to regarding a potential project, or just have general questions regarding your home, please contact us to set up a meeting.

If we didn't address your question here, please feel free to contact us, we are here to help.  

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