Architectural Design Process

Our firm’s dedication to architectural excellence is centered around the conceptualization and curation of your home’s form, function, and aesthetics. Recognizing the personal and significant investment involved in designing a home, we prioritize building strong relationships from the start. Our team believes in transparency, which is why detailed information about our services, collaborative process, and fee structure will be provided upfront to ensure that spaces in your home not only look stunning but also perform to your expectations.

Pre-Design: Crafting Your Vision

Our journey begins with the Pre-Design phase, where we immerse ourselves in understanding your unique vision. Through an initial meeting, we delve into your lifestyle, preferences, and the narrative you wish your home to convey. We visit your site and assess the context, applicable code requirements, and climatic features. We invite you to share inspiration images, giving us insight into your style and design preferences. Alongside this, our comprehensive online Design Survey captures vital project details, shaping a wish list that guides us throughout. This phase not only lays the foundation for our client relationship but also ensures that the design aligns seamlessly with your vision.
  • Site Study
  • Determine Design Goals and Inspiration

Schematic Design: Sculpting Your Dreams

Building upon this foundation, we enter the Schematic Design phase, where we craft a design program tailored to your every need and preference. Our team meticulously transforms your vision into detailed floor plans and an immersive 3D model. Your feedback becomes our guide as we refine every detail, ensuring that the design harmoniously aligns with your unique vision.
  • Site Plan
  • Schematic Floor Plan
  • Exterior 3D Model

Construction Documents: Where Dreams Take Shape

The Construction Documents phase is where dreams take shape, marking the pivotal stage of our journey together. Here, we meticulously craft detailed documents and specifications to ensure your design vision becomes a tangible reality with precision. It's where "rubber meets the road" as we collaborate closely with your builder, swiftly addressing any questions or issues. Our expert team stands ready to offer guidance when needed, making this phase the linchpin of our process. Our ultimate goal is to execute your project as planned, surpassing your expectations at every juncture. With us, your dream home becomes a tangible masterpiece.
  • Construction Documents

Bidding + Construction: Welcome Home

At the conclusion of this journey, your home is brought to life beyond the page. We work closely with you and your builder to review and authorize bid pricing, ensuring the project meets your final goals. Our team advocates for your concerns and questions until the moment you step foot in the door of your dream home.
  • Bid Review
  • Site visits

Interiors Process

Our design philosophy believes a home should reflect the unique tastes and personality of its owners and complement their lifestyle. Whether it’s selecting the perfect material palettes or choosing the right furniture and finishing touches, we’re committed to helping you create a space that you’ll love and feel proud to call home.


Through client-designer meetings and our online Design Survey, insight is gathered regarding your style and how you envision utilizing your space. Our team of designers collaborates closely with our architectural team to carefully plan every detail. Utilizing the information in the survey and prior meetings, mood boards will be developed and presented to ensure the design is on the right track.
  • Interior Design Survey
  • Project Proposal
  • Selections Timeline

Interior Model

After finalizing your floor plans with the architectural team, a 3D model is developed that showcases the details of your space. From furniture placement to material choices, our designers work with you to ensure every aspect of your vision is captured. The immersive renderings allow you to experience the feel of your home and make any necessary changes before construction begins.
  • 3D Renderings
  • Initial Material Suggestions
  • Feedback/Revisions


Meetings will be scheduled to discuss the interior details and selections. Samples sourced from both local and national vendors are presented during this time, offering a wide range of design options. This allows you to see and feel the materials firsthand, ensuring that the right selections are made that fit the timeline and allowances from your builder.
  • Selections include: paint colors, cabinetry, hardware, appliances, countertops, flooring, backsplash, millwork, wall coverings, plumbing fixtures, window coverings, lighting, etc.
  • Samples of Suggested Materials
  • A real-time updated document with direct link to selections
  • 3D Model + Renderings
  • Builder interaction to ensure project execution

Design Implementation

Our collaboration with the architectural team continues as the final construction documents, interior elevations, and renderings are updated to ensure the desired vision is carried through. We work closely with the builder to ensure the design is executed effectively and on schedule once selections and pricing have been finalized. With our attention to detail, our goal is that your project will be completed to exceed your expectations.
  • Site visits
  • Interior Elevations
  • Final Selection Documents

Get Started on Your Journey

Strom Architecture strives to provide a collaborative design process that develops unique solutions to our client’s needs and desired aesthetics. Interested in learning more or setting up a complimentary consultation? Let’s get started!

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