The first stage, called programming, is probably the most valuable time you will spend with your architect. It is at this time you discuss the vision for your home. For example, how many rooms, who will use it and how and what furnishings are thoroughly discussed. It is also the time when you begin to test the fit between what you want, what you need, and your proposed budget.
Be prepared to explore new and creative ideas. Be very candid about how you want the end result to feel and work. We will ask lots of questions to get a better sense of your goals and needs to determine if your expectations correlate with your budget. Changes may be suggested based upon our knowledge and experience. After thoroughly discussing your functional requirements and aesthetic preferences, we will prepare a Design and Construction outline organizing the spatial and functional relationships and summarizing the important concepts, which have been emphasized during our discussions.