At Hollberg Architecture we make it our mission to layout the process of working with us as clearly and succinctly as possible. That way you can gain an understanding of how we operate from the initial consultation all the way through construction administration no matter the scale of the project.
Ideally, we would prefer to work with you through every phase to ensure the smooth completion of your project — we carry out each phase with the intention of keeping your project on budget and within code.
That being said, you may decide to contract with us to complete one or more phases separately, as you see fit. We can discuss your options further during an initial consultation meeting. The initial consultation will result in a proposal for our services as well as a breakdown of our fees. At this point you’ll have the option to either sign the contract as-is or negotiate the particulars to your satisfaction.
Concept / Schematic Design
We will take the information gathered from you and through our field surveys create two to three design options for your consideration. We will generally present these options in the form of sketches, so you can visualize the different routes your project could take.
We will take the schematic design you selected, as well as any requested modifications, and revise the design as necessary. We will also update the cost estimate we provided during the Schematic Design phase to reflect any changes we’ve made to the initial design. We take our clients’ budgets very seriously and continually strive to provide accurate estimates throughout the early stages of design.
We will have settled on a final design and will begin preparing drawings, notes, and technical specifications necessary for bidding, construction, and permit application.
Having an architect on your side during the bidding phase of home construction is of great advantage to you. At minimum, we can aid you in developing a list of qualified contractors for your bid list and submitting bid packages to bidders. But we can also review submitted bids, provide analysis, and help you compare the cost figures that you receive from your bidders.
During this phase, we will administer the construction process to assure conformance with design intent, visit the site during construction, and address any field conditions as they arise.