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Our Architecture & Design-Build Services
You may be asking yourself if you should hire an architect or a design/build firm first as you embark on your renovation journey. This is a common question that many of our past clients have also asked themselves. As a design/build firm, we’re proud to be a one-stop shop home renovation solution, including all your architecture needs.
From concept to completion, we work closely with our large web of architects or architectural technologists to find the one that specializes in the areas you need. By being involved from the start of the project instead of brought in simply to bid on existing drawings, we can accelerate the process by recognizing building challenges early and remaining cost-conscious to not allow the design to exceed your budget.
Depending on the level of service you require, we can deliver:
- Building design and space planning
- Building analysis
- Code compliance
- Energy-efficiency assessments
- Cost estimating and project feasibility
- Site planning
- Zoning and permit applications
- Historic design preservation
The Golden Process
Our process starts with an on-site meeting with a designer to understand your goals, expectations, needs, and wants. From there, we’ll develop a design, select materials, and prepare a detailed budget.
After the initial design, you’ll have time to review and consider all aspects of the project and refine it until you’ve signed off on the final designs and decisions.
Once all the logistics are in place, we’re ready to get to begin construction. We will keep you informed throughout the build, and we aren’t done until the final walk-through ensures you’re thrilled with the results.
The Architectural Design Process
Every construction or renovation project needs an experienced designer to initiate a plan. Here’s what our architectural design process entails:
- Project inception: This is where the planning begins. We meet with you to learn about your project needs, goals, and ideas.
- Schematic design: Following the initial consultation, we’ll help you conceptualize a design into construction drawings and schematics. These will become the blueprints for your project, a key step in making your dream home a reality.
- Design development: Once you approve one of our designs, we discuss the scope and quality of the finished product in greater detail. Cost projections come into play, helping you determine what adjustments may be needed to make the project conform to your budget.
With the design process complete, construction can begin! Our team will expertly translate the design from paper to reality.
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Why Choose Golden Bee Homes?
Our team consists of committed, creative, and qualified design experts. We strive to make your home uniquely yours with uncompromising customizations. Here are some of the things you can expect when working with Golden Bee Homes
- Reduced carbon footprint and a home built with energy efficiency in mind
- High-tech solar panels and geothermal power
- A more comfortable home
- Lower utility bills
- Donations to Habitat for Humanity
- Industry knowledge and expertise
- Honesty and integrity
- Quality materials and service
- Timely communication
- Award-winning designs
- Superior customer service
- Complete transparency
- Professionalism and organization
- Meticulous attention to detail
Frequently Asked Questions About Architectural Design
What does an architectural designer do?
An architectural designer’s overarching goal is to assist with the logistics of a design/build project. These professionals bridge the gap between a conceptual design on paper and a physically constructed or renovated home.
What are the 10 elements of architectural design?
While architectural design elements are reviewed independently, they’re inherently linked, contributing to one another’s influence on the overall design. These include:
What are three popular styles of architecture?
There are dozens of architectural styles. Three of the most recognizable include:
- Contemporary architecture: This blanket term comprises a range of present-day building styles. They often appear radically different from one another, but they share certain characteristics, such as clean lines, open floor plans, synthetic materials, and large windows. This could be French contemporary, ultra-modern, or several other modern styles.
- Victorian architecture: Homes in this style are marked by extravagant ornamental details. You can spot a Victorian home from the exterior by its steeply pitched roof, ornate gables, geometric windows, and brick façades.
- Craftsman architecture: This style is characterized by handcrafted designs and natural materials, including stone, brick, wood, and metal. The architecture is symmetrical and low to the ground, with low-pitched roofs, divided-lite windows, and wide overhangs supported by prominent columns.