Nurture the family with beauty, comfort and excitement. A well thought out and designed home is an investment in one’s value and self worth.

Creating a beautiful and functional home should be one of the most important tasks you will undertake for your family. The design is timeless, as your family will be constantly influencing the spaces that you’ve created. Current and future lifestyles require a stable element for which to seek a warm inviting and inspirational environment, a legacy, a home place, and a sanctuary of hope and promise.

I try very hard to guide our clients through each phase of the design process with a clear understanding of the integral parts and pieces. The clients input throughout this creative process is so very important to our task.

  1. Create design program to include: architectural intent and styles; preferred vistas/orientation; use of materials; listing of all
    Ken Pieper With Customers Toointerior and exterior spaces; special features and amenities; project budget; level of complexity
  2. Review property attributes to include: set backs; zoning; topography; vegetation; viewpoints; access points; allowable and probable location of the home site
  3. Assess utilities
  4. Define additional services desired such as mechanical, electrical, plumbing, audio/visual, security, landscaping, etc.
  5. Discuss attributes of current home design in relation to new home design
  6. Visit home site with Client
  7. Review all subdivision or regional construction requirements
  8. Attend pre-design meeting with Architectural Review Committee
  9. Acquire and review topography via a topographical map from a licensed civil engineering firm
  10. Acquire and review soil conditions via a soils test from a licensed geotechnical firm
  11. Measure existing home structure and create as-built drawings at ¼” scale
  1. Perform thematic design research and developmentKen Pieper With Customers
  2. Produce schematic floor plan layouts at ¼” scale and site map of proposed project in building envelope
  3. Review schematic floor plans with Client
  4. Client determines flooring and ceiling material specifications
  5. Make alterations to the schematic floor plans in response to Client feedback.
  6. Produce front, rear and side elevations at ¼” scale
  7. Review schematic elevations with Client Review project budget via general costing methods
  8. Make alterations to schematic elevations
  9. Create Color Board with detailed schedule of samples and review specifications to illustrate actual materials, colors and other elements to be used in the exterior design of the home to include: windows; trim; accent colors; siding/stucco; roofing; stone; lighting
  10. Attend Schematic Design review meeting with Architectural Review Committee
  11. Receive written Client approval of Schematic Design Documents and Color Board before proceeding to next phase.
  1. Select consultants for additional services as determined in Pre-Design Phase
  2. Produce the following Design Development Documents at ¼” scale: floor plans with flooring material designations; exterior elevations; roof plan; building sections (avg. of 3-5), reflected ceiling plans; foundation plan; floor framing plan; building height profiles; grading plan; electrical plan; site map
  3. Coordinate production of preliminary documents necessary for additional services selected
  4. Discuss and determine allowance amounts for interior and exterior selections and materials
  5. Produce preliminary Specification and Project Manual
  6. Review Design Development Documents and preliminary Specification Manual with Client
  7. Review project budget via preliminary estimate by Client and contractor
  8. Make alterations to Design Development Documents and Specification Manual in response to Client feedback
  9. Receive written Client approval of Design Documents before proceeding to next phase.
  1. Produce the following final Construction Documents at ¼” scale floor plans with flooring material designations; exterior elevations; interior elevations (kitchen, bath and laundry cabinets; fireplaces; built-ins and special treatment walls); interior details (trim, molding, wainscot); building sections (avg. of 3-5); reflected ceiling plans; building height profiles; door/window schedules; wall, floor and ceiling schedules; stair details; construction notes/schedules; grading plan; electrical plan; energy compliance calculations; site map
  2. Produce the following final Construction Documents at ¼” scale and certified by a Licensed Structural Engineer: foundation plan, roof plan, all required floor joists
  3. Coordinate production of final documents necessary for additional services selected
  4. Finalize Specification and Project Manual
  5. Review Construction Documents and Specification Manual with Client
  6. Review project budget via secondary estimate by Client contractor
  7. Make alterations to Construction Documents and Specification Manual in response to Client feedback
  8. Attend Final Plan Submittal meeting with Architectural Review and Committee
  9. Receive written Client approval of Construction Documents
  10. Present completed Construction Documents to Client in the following form: 1 set of reproducible; 2 wet stamp copies for Building Department; 1 wet stamp copy for Client; 1 wet stamp copy of Builder; 3 copies of Specification and Project Manual
  1. Complete, thorough and detailed plans are presented
  2. Plans for bidding process and securing permit provided
  3. Building can begin