Basic Custom Home Design Services

On a slab or crawlspace foundation: $2.00 per square foot up to 9,999 sq ft*
On a basement foundation: $2.50 per square foot up to 9,999 sq ft*
Contact us for a custom quote on larger designs.

* An additional fee of 15% will apply with increased design complexity (i.e. angled building design, unusual design concepts, etc.).

The Interview Phase
This is by far the most important phase of the design process. Here we will gather the necessary information for the design of your home. We encourage you to bring to this meeting all materials you have prepared along with any design requirements. Examples include, the square footage limit, room requirements, visual references that shows what you are looking for in your home, the description of your site with setbacks and lot dimensions, your lot survey, deed restrictions, and any requirements made by an architectural control committee if necessary. This process can also take place by phone, email, and snail mail correspondence without ever meeting in person.

The Design Phase
During this phase, we provide schematic design services of your home's floor plan and front elevation. The concept is developed based on information from the interview.

The Design Development Phase
During this phase, the client and designer fine tune the preliminary custom residential design to the exact needs of the client.

The Working Drawings phase
In this phase, a complete set of architectural construction documents will be developed to include the minimum required specifications and details for a set of permit ready plans otherwise referred to as a "Basic Construction Set".

A "Basic Construction set" (basic permit set) includes the following:

  1. Cover sheet with page index
  2. Foundation plan
  3. Floor plans, window & door schedule
  4. Four (4) exterior elevations
  5. Roof plan overview
  6. Wall sections, foundation details, and other misc. details as required.
  7. Schematic electrical plans
  8. 2D color rendering of front elevation

If you want a more in depth set of home plans, we also offer a "detailed custom home design services" package.

Engineering...
At the request of the homeowner, we can provide CAD or PDF files to engineers for framing and other engineering packages.