Process

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From vision to realization, we are committed to meeting your design needs, to turn concepts into practical built solutions. To ensure the highest level of design, each step of a project receives the personal attention of the firm's principal, Martin Casteran, who brings more than thirty years of experience to the practice.

  • Design Development + Design Review
    • Design development takes place when you approve the schematic design.
    • Our consultant team produces their schematic designs.
    • We produce hard-line drawings to describe the size and character of your project.
    • We review a copy of the Design Review submittal package to you.
    • We represent you in the Design Review process, this may include neighborhood or community meetings to explain the project and answer questions.
  • Construction Documents
    • The major portion of our work begins after we receive Design Review approval.
    • We produce detailed construction drawings and written specifications in coordination with consultants.
    • We provide structural engineering working drawings and calculations.
    • Securing of required construction permits include submittals of documents and meetings with Building and Safety officials and other agencies as deemed necessary.
  • Construction
    • During the construction phase, we answer requests for information, administer submittals and meet with you, the general contractor, the city inspectors and the engineers when needed.
    • We remain very detail oriented during the construction phase, assuring that each project stays true to the design vision and remains cost-conscious, creating the optimal result for each job.