At Lightroom, we specialize in architecture that is modern, sustainable, and affordable— we see the big picture. As Architects, we are specially trained and educated to help you define what you want and need in a new building, renovation, or addition, and to present options that you may never have considered. We use our experience in Architecture, Interior Design, and Landscape Design to create total environments that are functional and inspiring. The key is collaboration—we listen to your needs and work very closely with you throughout the entire process.

 

Like Doctors and Lawyers, Architects are licensed professionals. We are active members of our professional organization, the American Institute of Architects (A.I.A.), and we remain current on professional standards through required continuing education and subscribing to a code of ethics and professional conduct that assures clients, the public, and colleagues of our dedication to high standards in professional practice. We are ethically bound to represent you, the building owner, and are committed to helping you through the design and construction of your project.

 

The process

 

Phase one - Schematic Design

YOU

 

Determine Needs
Set Project Budget
Review and Comment
Approve Design
Authorize Go-Ahead

WE

 

Review Your Needs

Survey Existing Conditions

Study Existing Conditions

Prepare Base Drawings

Prepare Schematic Design

Phase TWO - Design development

YOU

 

Determine Material Palette

Re-Evaluate Project Budget

Review and Comment

Approve Design

Authorize Go-Ahead

WE

 

Prepare Detail Drawings

Review Your Needs

Acquire Zoning Approvals

Hire Engineering Consultants

Re-Evaluate as Directed

Phase three - Construction drawings

You

 

Review and Comment

Approve Final Drawings

Select Contractor

Authorize Go-Ahead

Sign Construction Contract

 

We

 

Prepare Final Drawings/Specs

Verify and Review All Needs

Distribute to Contractors

Evaluate Construction Bids

Assist in Contractor Selection

Prepare Construction Contract

Phase four - Construction

You

 

Observe and Comment

Pay Periodically

Acquire Furnished Items

Move In

Occupy and Enjoy

We

 

Periodically Visit Site

Review Contractor's Progress

Verify Payments, Requisitions

Answer Questions

Resolve Conflicts/Problems

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