It is our first and foremost goal to truly understand our clients vision. After meeting our clients and discussing their project in depth we outline core ideas. Once we have a general understanding of the project and vision we begin brainstorming to see if there are any other applications or options to better the project. This is the first step in bringing about an architectural masterpiece.
After meeting our clients and agreeing on the core ideas, outline and any potential options to add to and better the project, we begin to materialize the project. At this stage we try and get into out client’s thought process. This helps us understand our clients imagination so that we can envision the project as our clients do. Once we successfully step into our clients mindset we are able to assist them in turning their concepts and thoughts into physical designs.
At this point we have gained a clear understanding of the client’s vision for the project and can now begin to design and create it. Delivery will be dependent on the scope and complexity of the project at hand. Typical times range from a week to a couple of months. Certain projects will require a few additional meetings with clients just to review and sometimes reanalyze different aspects of the project. At the end of this stage, our clients will have finalized plans that are ready for submission to the city.
Finally after the plans are ready, we will submit the plans for approval. Once they are approved the city will hand us back approved ready to issue (RTI) plans that have been stamped by the city. Our clients or their designated contractor will now be able to pull the permit for their project using the ready to issue (RTI) plans. They will simply hand in the RTI to the city and pay the fee, and they will be given the permit allowing them to begin construction.
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