In most cases, there is some municipal organization that will have jurisdiction over your project. This may be a neighborhood or city design review board or the city zoning board. LFA provides the necessary preparation for these design reviews including early research, coordination of the application, soliciting support of neighbors, and formally presenting the project at the design review board meeting. Experience and preparation are key to moving through the design review board process in an efficient (time and money saving) manner.
During this phase, we will refine the schematic design with additional details and drawings to fully describe the character of the project. Details include the selection of all materials such as exterior and interior finishes, cabinet styles and finishes, hardware, lighting and plumbing fixtures. LFA may provide interior design services in-house, as an additional service, or work with a consultant interior designer. At the end of this phase, the architectural drawings will be completed, at a minimum, to the level required for a contractor to bid the project and to obtain a permit for construction. The set of construction drawings typically includes a site plan, floor plans, exterior elevations, wall sections, window and door schedules and details, interior elevations, electrical drawings, and structural drawings.
Construction is the implementation of the design and it’s critical to have your architect involved during the construction phase. During this phase, LFA works closely with the contractor and craftsmen to ensure that design and details are implemented to your and our expectations, providing clarifications as needed. We attend project coordination meetings with you and the contractor, in addition to visiting the site often to ensure the quality of the work.