We help you evaluate potential building sites and determine which land purchase best meets your needs. We consider zoning limitations, covenants, and other limiting factors. We uncover potential hidden costs, such as soil conditions that might require additional work. We also appraise the potential of the site for a successful project. Often our evaluation involves a quick concept for the house itself, to judge whether the site is adequate for what you want. You are then able to make a highly informed site decision for your project. Contact us for more information on these services.
We help you develop the big-picture overview of your project as a whole, from a financial standpoint. Using realistic guidelines, we identify not only the probable cost of buying the land and constructing the home, but also the secondary costs of consultants, soil issues, landscaping, financing costs, permits and jurisdictional fees, and furnishings.
We guide you through the entire process of taking an idea and turning it into reality. First there are concepts, which are refined into a Schematic Design. Then the key details are developed and the plan refined until it is clear what the idea looks like. Construction Documents detail how all the parts are assembled by the contractor, and permits are obtained. After assisting in receiving pricing for contractor, and preparing the contract for construction, we provide construction administration services during construction to ensure that the final product meets or exceeds your expectations.
In addition to typical drawings of floor plans and elevations, we provide visualization tools to enable you to better understand the designs we propose. These include physical models, computer-generated models, computer-rendered fly-through animations, and lighting simulations. We also provide hand-drawn illustrations and watercolor renderings when appropriate.
Throughout the whole process, a project manager will guide. The role of the project manager is to manage the process, letting you know what to expect each step of the way and keeping the project on track and on budget. We monitor estimated costs throughout. We also assist in collecting bids or in negotiating with contractors. We consider clear communication to be essential. As the overall managers of the design process, we coordinate the specialized talents of landscape architects, interior designers, engineers, cost estimators, contractors, and craftsmen.
Once construction starts, we review and evaluate the work being done to ensure that the final product meets or exceeds your expectations. We answer questions, review drawings prepared by subcontractors, and make sure changes occur seamlessly.
WE USE THE FULL SPECTRUM OF OUR TALENTS TO CREATE PRECISELY THE RIGHT HOME FOR YOU.
GELOTTE HOMMAS ARCHITECTURE
3025 112th AVE. NE, Suite 110, Bellevue, WA 98004
T | 425.828.3081
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