•  Local Laws require that work done on buildings (except single family dwellings under 3,500 SF) be under the seal and signature of a licensed architect or engineer. If the work is minor, this requirement may be waived.
  • Architects offer a wide range of services and require coordination of many people, including Owners, Clients, General Contractors (GC), and Consulting Engineers (CE).
  • Client need and project types require different levels of services, therefore SCOPE OF WORK and FEES and will vary between architects and projects.
  • In order to provide a proper fee, we must review the project to determine an accurate SCOPE OF WORK. The more information provided up front, the less chance for fee increases later.
  • All projects require various services based on both SCOPE OF WORK and CLIENT


  • This map illustrates the relationship of potential services required for a typical ground up project in relation to the construction process.  Phases and time will vary per project.
  • We will try to work with your timeline; however, design and construction require major coordination between many parties including the client. With so many variables the timing of services provided can never be guaranteed.
  • Refer to SERVICE LIST for detailed descriptions of all services.


  • Design Ground up buildings, additions, and renovations
  • Interior Design
  • Review, measure, document, and assess (E)existing conditions of buildings.
  • Review and interpret code issues/zoning ordinances.
  • Provide construction drawings for bidding and construction.
  • Coordinate with Surveyors (FD-SUV), Civil engineers (CE-C), Electrical engineers (CE-E), Mechanical engineers (CE-M), Structural engineers (CE-S), and other outside consultants (CE) to assist in the design of your project.
  • Review and communicate with (G.C.) General Contractor to assist in the construction of your project.  
  • Work on a broad range of commercial, residential, and industrial projects.
  • Construction field reviews.  
  • Utilize 3-D BIM software.


  • Measure sitework, boundary lines, grade elevations, or locate utilities. This is required to be provided by a Licensed Surveyor (FD-SUV).
  • Size Storm water detention/retention systems, underground pipes, and grading. This is required to be provided by a licensed Civil Engineer (CE-C).
  • Size structure, including beams, footings, framing, etc.   This is required to be reviewed by a Licensed Structural Engineer (CE-S)
  • Electrical load studies, circuit/wire sizing, breaker sizing, AIC, and other electrical work. This is required be provided by a Licensed Electrical Engineer (CE-E).
  • Size HVAC loads, ductwork, piping, etc. This is required to be provided by a Licensed Mechanical Engineer (CE-M).
  • Make Blueprints: We draw the plans. They can be printed by most reproduction companies.

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