What’s the process of working with Bemberg Architecture?
Great question! Keep in mind that each architect will have a process that best suits them. Here we describe what the process of working with US will most likely be like:
First, we like to have some preliminary dialogue where we can mutually assess if this will be the right fit. Every architect has their specialized strength -- we strive to provide personalized designs and service -- and we want to be honest and true to you, so if your project will flourish better with someone else, we'll let you know (and give you recommendations!)
Second, after we agree to work further together, we will send you a calendar link to schedule our initial meeting with you at your house, our office, or the future building site to get the “lay of the land”. At that first meeting we’ll introduce ourselves and get a sense of your visions for your new (or renovated!) space.
After that first meeting we’ll follow up via email with a formal proposal with the defined fees and scope of work to complete your project. Once you decide to move forward then we begin to handle the logistics of making your visions come to life!
We start the survey part of our journey by gathering all the initial measurements, data, and any relevant information about your project/space.
Afterwards, we’ll start the design process! Design moves forwards into a coordination process, There we start “sharpening our pencils” into more and more detail for your project.
In the final phase we’ll work to finalize the permit/construction documents. These documents are what allows you to move forward into the next step of your journey -- which is building your project!
And that's a quick and simplified review of our architectural service process! If you have more questions, don't hesitate to reach out.
What do your fees include?
Our fees include a host of services that vary based on project need but primarily include an initial schematic design phase followed by a design development phase that is wrapped up by preparing construction documents.
Our fees do not include engineering services (structural, environmental, mechanical, electrical or plumbing) as we subcontract out that work to a familiar and expert group of local engineers.
If needed, we offer additional services for historical consultation, architectural review board presentations, and (on a very limited basis) bidding and negotiation and/or construction administration.
Are you a contractor?
No, we are architects. We sketch, draw, draft and build really nice models but don’t swing hammers (at least from 9-5). We love working with local contractors and can offer recommendations of local builders that we enjoy working with.
Do you work with contractors?
Because we want to focus on YOU and your project, our work with contractors is offered a very limited basis. If you're needing a contractor for your project we can discuss referrals according to your project needs.
I'm interested but I have more specific questions about my project, can we meet?
Absolutely! Fill out our "Start A Conversation" form and we will get back to you about setting up a meeting.