- Free Consultation
We will personally visit your home or place of business to go over your future project. We will discuss feasibility, creative design ideas and approximate cost. We will show you my portfolio of work, explain the design process and discuss the set of Construction Documents you will need for your project.
A proposal describing your project, the scope of work and Architectural fees, will be sent to you within 7- 10 days.
- The Process
The proposal will break down your project into the following phases:
- Site Analysis and Existing Conditions: A survey will need to be provided to analize your site and any existing buildings for non- conforming conditions and to identify the buildable area. Existing buildings will be measured and documented as required for your new addition or renovation, and the site will be analized for placement of any new structures or additions.
- Design Phase: The client and Architect will have a series of design meetings to create a design which best meets the clients needs. The Preliminary Site Plan, Floor Plans and Elevations will be produced to best illustrate the proposed project.
- Variance Phase: If the desired design does not meet the town’s site limitations, due to a non-conforming condition or a newly created condition, then a presentation to one of the Town Board’s will be required. MAS Architects will be happy to guide the client through this process upon request. The owner may be subject to additional fees during this phase such as application fees, Attorney fees, additional Architect’s time, printing costs, certified mail, etc.
- Construction Documents: Once a design is agreed upon and meets the town requirements, a complete set of documents are compiled which will be needed for your town permits and for your builder to build the project. See the following page which will illustrate and describe the documents.
- Bidding Process: We will assist the client in selecting a bidder by analyzing and comparing bids, and meeting with both builder and client to go over the project needs and budget.
- Construction Administration: An Architect may visit the construction site as required to solve any construction problems that arise, and assist the builder in understanding and building according to the final design.