jameshillarchitect | Process

Process

CLIENT INVOLVEMENT

We view investment in the quality of our service and the happiness of our clients as our best marketing tool, resulting in numerous repeat clients and referrals. The variety and quality of our work demonstrates our ability to listen to the clients’ needs and dreams and re-interpet them as a reflection of the character of both client and local environment.
Our services are structured to provide the clients with control over their project from concept to completion. Development of the design is phased with client reviews and approvals. The process moves logically from the general broad strokes established by client and architect, budget and context to the fine details that reinforce their expression. The clients’ involvement, enjoyment and excitement give life to the project.

BALANCED APPROACH

Construction need not be expensive, but it must be realistic. Realistic budgets are established during the original architect/client meeting and revisited with the phased progress of the design. While we never compromise on design quality, we do make clear when unrealistic expectations or a low bid will affect built quality, leading to unhappy clients and wasted effort. Because of this balanced approach our projects get built. We support teaming with a pre-selected and conscientious contractor who can provide budget estimates during concept design that lead smoothly to a bid negotiated fairly. The result is a healthy supportive relationship with client, contractor and architect working as a team. Absolutely, the best projects and happiest clients have come from this arrangement.

CLIENT INVOLVEMENT

We view investment in the quality of our service and the happiness of our clients as our best marketing tool, resulting in numerous repeat clients and referrals. The variety and quality of our work demonstrates our ability to listen to the clients’ needs and dreams and re-interpet them as a reflection of the character of both client and local environment.
Our services are structured to provide the clients with control over their project from concept to completion. Development of the design is phased with client reviews and approvals. The process moves logically from the general broad strokes established by client and architect, budget and context to the fine details that reinforce their expression. The clients’ involvement, enjoyment and excitement give life to the project.

BALANCED APPROACH

Construction need not be expensive, but it must be realistic. Realistic budgets are established during the original architect/client meeting and revisited with the phased progress of the design. While we never compromise on design quality, we do make clear when unrealistic expectations or a low bid will affect built quality, leading to unhappy clients and wasted effort. Because of this balanced approach our projects get built. We support teaming with a pre-selected and conscientious contractor who can provide budget estimates during concept design that lead smoothly to a bid negotiated fairly. The result is a healthy supportive relationship with client, contractor and architect working as a team. Absolutely, the best projects and happiest clients have come from this arrangement.

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