Architectural Design Process

We believe that great relationships build great projects. We ask questions, outline your goals, and formulate a detailed summary that is referenced throughout the project. We understand that designing a home is a personal and important investment, which is why we take the time to discover your unique style and specific needs. Our collaborative process ensures that we create a space that not only looks stunning, but also performs to your expectations. We believe in transparency, which is why we provide detailed information about our services, process, and fee structure.

1. Pre-Design

At the start of the design process, we take the time to get to know you and your vision. This begins with an initial Design Survey and a complimentary meeting, where we gain an understanding of your wants, needs, and goals. Our ultimate goal is to design a home that not only meets, but exceeds your expectations, and this starts with a deep understanding of your vision and priorities.
  1. Pre-design Survey
  2. Initial Meeting
  3. Site Visit
  4. Determine design goals and inspiration
  • Project Proposal
  • Estimated Project Timeline

2. Schematic Design

After gathering all the information from the initial consultation, we create a customized design program tailored to your specific needs and preferences. With this information in hand, our team begins to conceptualize floor plans and create a 3D model that allows you to visualize your new home. The goal of this phase is to bring your vision to life and to ensure that the design meets your expectations.
  1. Develop Floor Plans and 3D Model
  2. Feedback/Revisions
  • Site Plan
  • Floor Plans
  • Exterior 3D Model and Materials
  • Feedback/Revisions

3. Estimate

During the estimate phase, we develop detailed preliminary specifications and documents to assist with the bidding process. Our team works closely with you to identify the most suitable builder for your specific needs, whether you have a builder in mind or need guidance through the selection process. This ensures that both you and the builder have a clear understanding of the scope and requirements of the project, and helps define the budget.
  1. Develop the materials and selections
  2. Engage contractor to provide estimates
  3. Review estimates with client
  • Documentation of materials and selections for the contractor to utilize during our Estimate Phase
  • Deliver project documents and discuss with qualified contractors, ensuring they have the information needed to provide accurate estimates
  • Review estimates with client

4. Construction

We prepare a comprehensive construction document set that includes detailed plans, elevations, sections, and specifications. We work closely with your builder throughout the construction process to ensure that everything runs smoothly and that any questions or issues that arise are addressed promptly and efficiently. Our team remains available to provide resourceful feedback and guidance whenever it is needed. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that your project is executed according to the vision and meets your expectations in every way.
  1. Assemble the construction documents
  2. Apply for permits as needed
  3. Ongoing site visits and builder interaction
  4. Coordinate any engineer work as needed
  • Construction Documents
  • Site Visits
  • Shop Drawings and Sample Reviews

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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