ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN SERVICES FOR EVERY BUDGET
ENVIRONMENT ASSOCIATES’ “eaDesign for Life™” four levels of service are about lowering the “Living Cost” of homes as an affordable investment for every new home or remodeling project. Choose the level of service that fits your budget – from the most affordable Level 1 to the most comprehensive Level 3 with optional Level 4 Construction Follow-Through.
DESIGN COUNSELING and/or TECHNICAL CONSULTING
On an hourly “as needed” basis, Level 1 services provide affordable access to experienced professionals. Level 1 services include green / healthy / sustainable design assistance, second opinions, feasibility studies, design idea sketches, answers to technical design and construction questions, site analysis, answers to energy conservation, solar, comfort, and home & environmental health concerns, access to sources of unusual building components, or time to just discuss an idea. Even well-known architects have used this service of ours. For existing homes, also ask about our Home Environmental and Livability Audit which focuses upon Health, Comfort, Durability and Energy use matters for Home and Property.
SCHEMATIC DESIGN and PLANNING
Level 2 services take fixed and variable criteria into account to produce the master plan for a successful home. These signature “eaDesign for Life™” design services for Passive Sustainability and Resilience are essential for those who want an Environment Associates’ (EA) Green or Beyond Home; a home that will remain affordable, healthful, and livable far into the future.
Level 2 services include site analysis and conceptual development, scaled schematic floor plans, exterior elevations, and a building section construction drawing. This can be extended to include outline material specifications, typical construction details, and construction cost estimates from qualified contractors.
FULL DESIGN and CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTATION
Level 3 is for clients who want to “do it right,” from the initial concept to the final construction documents. This Level includes design and documentation services, including conceptual and schematic design, aesthetic, functional and technical design refinements to details, and the construction drawings and specifications necessary for proper construction.
This level of service allows clients whatever level of involvement they wish, from very little input to full participation in the whole process.
EA’s Level 4 services consist of administering the construction process. These services help assure that: proper building practices are used; that the final finishing decisions and touches will be there; that the construction expenses are accounted for; and that the client will have assistance with and be sheltered as much as possible from the usual stress, annoyances, worries, and problems that can occur during construction.
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