Our choice to combine design and construction into one seamless team comes from a desire to not only meet our client’s expectations, but our own as well.
Good design is not about imposing a vision on the client or the landscape, it is about listening. Home is where we are secure, where we nurture and entertain. Every client’s expectation of home is different so as designers we must first listen, then design. It is the same whether a client has purchased a house or a parcel of land, whether we build or remodel, we must first discover what drew them to the project, what was the emotion, the expectation, the desire, before we can realize a successful design.
Most design/build firms are paper contractors when it comes to the construction. They employ outside subcontractors whereas we have most of the building trades on staff.
We have our very own foundation team of framers, finishers, masons, plasterers, cabinet makers, hardware specialists, and tile setters in-house.
Combining architects and interior designers with the actual builders under one roof creates a synergy and opportunity for problem solving that traditional architecture firms or contractors just cannot match.
That’s why the team at “This Old House” said we were the best construction firm they had ever worked with!
Building a brand-new house or remodeling an existing one can only be successful through an engaged and collaborative process. Our in-house licensed architects and experienced interior designers will guide you through every step starting with feasibility studies, complete design and production documents, approval of entitlements, materials selection and interior furnishings.
Designing a new structure is easy; it’s a blank slate. To remodel or design an addition is more difficult. The challenge in working with an existing home is to adapt it without losing its inherent, distinctive character.
We are passionate about the vernacular architectural forms found in southern California, Victorian, Craftsman, Spanish Colonial Revival, Prairie and Mid-Century modern. Too often designers are trained to imprint their personality on an addition or remodel.
Our approach has always been to honor the existing character of the house while adapting it to the way we live today.
Home is about community as well as place. It is not just how we live in the spaces within, but how our home relates to the community outside. We are conscious of our responsibility to integrate our projects into the existing community.