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Flat Roofs and Roof Decks: What You Need to Know

At our firm, we focus on creating high-end modern homes often pushing the boundaries of form and material. One of the signature forms found in …

Using Floor Trusses in Modern Design

Most buildings built in the United States these days are built from wood. Wood is in fact a renewable resource, affordable, easy to work with, …

Best Approaches to Basement Waterproofing

The dreaded flooding basement is a real pain. Basements, as we all know, are notorious for being damp and having water issues. This is primarily …

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Secrets in Finding a Great Contractor

One of the biggest challenges that many new homeowners face when building a custom home is finding a great contractor. The relationship between owner, contractor, …

Design Phase 3: Construction Documents

We have discussed Schematic Design which answers the “what” and Design Development which answers the “How.” The next step is to communicate the information to …

Design Phase 5: Construction Administration

It’s time to build your house! It’s time to hand the construction drawings from your architect to your contractor to start construction, right? Well, not …

Design Phase 4: Bidding and Contracts

The smallest phase of the architect’s scope is all about distributing information and helping find a great contractor. The bidding phase is set up for …

The “Big Picture” Process for New Homes

Looking over our blog posts, we realized we have described how to start your project and bits and pieces of the various stages, but needed …

Design Phase 2: What is Design Development?

If you have worked with an architect before you have probably heard the term “design development.” If not, that’s okay, here is what you need …

Design Phase 1: What is Schematic Design?

Once you have your survey, have gone through the pre-design, and purchased your land, it’s finally time to start the first part of the design …

Visualizing the Design

Many clients have a hard time reading construction drawings. Our process focuses on providing 3D imagery from beginning to end allowing better design execution and …

Your Home Team

A guide for Understanding Your Design and Construction Team Some people find the home building process stressful and overwhelming. Our advice, look at what the …

The Art of Algorithm

Have you ever wondered how architects, engineers, and contractors create such fascinating shaped structures? Think of the Music City Center by TVS Design and local …

The Rendering Process

Are you looking to visualize your home or investment before committing to a design? How about getting an image of your property to market and …

Design & Project Coaching

As drawings are used as a tool in design, design is a tool used in project coaching. A lot of investors and homeowners when starting …

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