the PROCESS: a narrative explaining HECKMAN Architects' services and sequence.

the Goal: to make the experience enjoyable and seamless. 

MEET THE ARCHITECT

  • Describe qualifications, experience, and values.
  • Determine style and personality fit.
  • Discuss scope of work, schedule and budget.
  • Listen to clients and identify needs and goals.
  • Furnish Letter of Agreement with fee structure.

ANALYSIS AND CODE REVIEW

  • Measure existing house and/or site.
  • Identify site features such as views, light, wind, access, and topography.
  • Research code requirements and project viability.
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SCHEMATIC DESIGN

  • Develop and discuss multiple schemes with various layout and budget options.
  • Provide construction cost estimates.
  • Produce 3D model as desired.
  • Listen to client feedback and revise as needed.
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CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS

  • Coordinate with permit officials, manufacturers, engineers and other consultants and communicate with you their findings.
  • Draft and develop plans, elevations, sections and details for construction.
  • Incorporate zoning calculations and other jurisdiction requirements.
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CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION

  • Send drawing set to approved contractors for bidding and assist with selection.
  • Visit the construction site and review work for compliance with drawings.
  • Review product samples provided by client or contractor.
  • Resolve conflicts and questions about design intent that may arise.
  • Provide supplementary details as needed.

POST REALIZATION

  • Congratulations on completion of your project.
  • Follow up and feedback on design features.