21st Century Building Design • Live in the Future
21st Century Buildings are those that are beautiful, sustainable, universal, intelligent, require far less energy to operate and are designed applying the latest construction materials and techniques utilizing the principals of the Living Building Challenge 3.0. These beautiful buildings are intended to provide useful service for hundreds of years.
We Create a Building Model of your Home’s Exterior and Interior from which we develop Code Compliant Construction Drawings
Schematic Design specifies Floor Plans, Elevations, Roof Lines and Placement of Windows and Doors including Interiors. Upon approval of the Schematic Design Model, Final Design commences. A set of approximately Nine (9) Construction Drawings are developed including Building Lot Layout, Finalized Floor Plans, Elevations, Sections, Footers, Structural, HVAC, MEP which result in Building Permit Drawings. Stamped Drawings Available at Additional Cost
Schematic Design defines the type, style and character of the building and its relationship with its site. A Building Information Model (BIM) is created in Sketch-Up™ from which a site plan, schematic building plans, sections and elevations are created and include 3D models which aid in configuring the building's interior and exterior relationships. The most important step is Planning and Permitting.
The drawing set defines the building's size, shape, orientation, floor plans, roof lines and exterior finishes. Preliminary selections of building materials and major building systems are explored and decided for the Project. This service also includes project budgeting based on construction costs as defined in the current RS Means Building Construction Cost Data reference guide.
Final Design & Construction Drawings
Final Design commences with the approval of the Schematic Design and further defines the requirements of the Project. During this phase Building Systems are addressed including Foundations, Structural Wall and Roof Elements, Building Shell, HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing Systems and other Owner specified requirements. At this phase a Building Energy Simulation of the building's energy requirements is developed to calculate the potential of a Net-Zero Energy Building based on a 30-year life cycle Cost-Benefit Analysis.
Building Permit (Construction) Drawings are able to be used to Apply for a Building Permit, Obtain Bank Financing and Procure Contractor Pricing. This set of drawings illustrates and describes in detail the quality of materials, site details and other requirements included in the scope of construction. A set of approximately Nine (9) Construction Drawings are developed including Building Lot Layout, Finalized Floor Plans, Elevations, Sections, Footers, Structural, HVAC, MEP which result in Building Permit Drawings. Stamped Drawings are Available at Additional Cost