Custom Arizona Home Design Process



Step 1: First Meeting <top>

  • Discuss the scope of your project
  • Provide estimates of our services and timeline.
  • Discuss your ideas, photos and lifestyle.
  • Review site information
  • Ask questions like: Do you entertain? Do you have family stay on the weekends?  Do you want a media center? ..office? etc.  We get to know you as a client so you get exactly what you are looking for.

Step 2: Schematic Drawings <top>

  • You will receive schematics drawings of the floor plans & site plan.
  • These are for you to look over, draw on and give us your input.

Step 3: Return Comments <top>

  • If there are minor comments on the floor plans we can work via email or phone or you can drop off the red-lined schematics OR we can schedule a conference to go over your comments in detail to define exactly what you want.
  • Step 2 & 3 are repeated as necessary.

Step 4: Elevations <top>

  • Once your are completely satisfied with the floor plans, we expand the drawings to include the exterior elevations and further develop the site plan.

Step 5: Second Return Comments <top>

  • If there are minor comments on the elevations we can work via email or phone or you can drop off the red-lined schematics OR we can schedule a conference to go over your comments in detail to define exactly what you want.
  • Step 4 & 5 are repeated as necessary.

Step 6: Progress Drawings, Bank Set & Architectural Review Committees (ARC)(if required) <top>

  • We provide a set of drawings including floor plan, elevations, and site plan, roof plan ready for first review by the review committee of the community you are building in.  This set can also be supplied to the bank for appraisal purposes to get the construction loan moving forward.  For the bank, you will likely need your builder to provide cost breakdowns as well.
  • An additional copy will be provided for you to review and return to us with your comments.

Step 7: Engineering Preparation <top>

  • Once plans and elevations are approved by you and the HOA, we will prepare plans for our structural engineer to work on
  • While the engineer is working, we will provide an electric plan for you to review and revise.
  • We will have ARC comments for any minor changes needed.
  • We will also have finished electric revisions

Step 8: Construction Drawings & Printing <top>

  • Engineering is now completed, as well as the working drawings
  • You will receive the final set of drawings. See what is included.
  • You can get the plans to your builder or we can recommend one to you.
  • If there are any local municipality redlines, we revise the plans as needed.