FREQUENTLY ASKED ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES QUESTIONS
WHY SHOULD I WORK WITH A CUSTOM HOME DESIGNER?
A custom home designer plays a crucial role in every building project – whether constructing a house, a library, or a small building. Our designers have a rare talent for creating beautiful custom designs and proposed plans that are both accurate and feasible.
HOW CAN I FIND A DESIGNER NEAR ME?
While word-of-mouth referrals are the most common way to find a good designer you can trust, searching online, or getting referrals from other contractors is always a good option too. Check out our testimonials page and feel free to ask us for more references. It’s helpful to have an idea of the style you are hoping to achieve and the scope of your building project. We recommend trying to view the previous work of clients before booking a meeting. If you are seeking uber talented custom home designers in the valley, Platinum Design Studio is your last stop!
AT WHAT POINT SHOULD I HIRE AN ARCHITECT?
The state of Arizona does not require an Architectural stamp on residential house plans nor is an Architectural stamp required to get a building permit. All your amazing design dreams, Cad creations and drafting needs for your home design can be done right here with Platinum Design Studio AND we are REALLY good at it!
WHAT WILL HAPPEN DURING THE INITIAL CONSULTATION?
During the initial consultation, the designer’s job is to get to know your proposed project in great detail. We will learn where you hope to build your home, the overall style you’re hoping to achieve, the scale of the build, the materials you are interested in using, your budget, your timeline, etc.
Conducting a consultation is crucial to completing a successful build, and we won’t overlook any details.
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN THE DESIGN PROCESS?
While the process can be broken down into more significant detail, there are essentially five steps involved in architectural design:
- 1. Site Evaluation
- 2. Schematic Design
- 3. Design Development
- 4. Construction Documents
- 5. Permitting Process
If you have questions about these steps, we invite you to contact us at %PHONE%.
WILL WE NEED ANY OTHER PROFESSIONALS FOR THE PROJECT?
Any construction project requires the collaboration of various contractors and specialists. While finding the right people for the job can be daunting, we have experts in any field needed.
ARE YOU INVOLVED FROM THE DESIGN THROUGH THE COMPLETION OF THE PROJECT?
While the work of the designer is to take charge of construction planning at the beginning, our team is happy to see the project all the way through and ensure your vision comes to fruition without a hitch including the benefit of our Interior Design and Landscape Design services if needed.
WHAT’S MY ROLE IN THE DESIGN PROCESS?
The property owner should be heavily involved in the design process to ensure that the final design meets their criteria and overall expectations. We will have several construction consultations throughout design creation to make sure your vision is coming alive the way you want it to and within the budget. Controlling costs, maintaining high quality and attention to detail will ensure your dream becomes a reality.
ARE YOU LICENSED AND INSURED?
Licensing for designers is not required by the state. Our design firm is fully insured to deliver professional services.
DO YOU HAVE METHODS OF REDUCING THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF CONSTRUCTION?
The impact that your construction will have on the natural environment is a consideration made by our team from the get-go. We understand that creating a building will change the very nature of the land it sits on, and we’ll take the time to assess the risks and find ways to mitigate negative impacts as much as possible.