Good design is our passion and pursuit. Our design transcends generations and combines all of our favorite styles. Our portfolio represents our design sense within the limitations of these past projects. We are always looking to think outside the box and push ever forward on the frontier of design. Our business structure is unique. As a design-build company we design with both form and function in mind because of our involvement with both sides of the process. Our experience from the field molds our designs in the drawing room, and in turn pushes boundaries and refines details in the field. This experience in all parts of the process yields an unmatched quality in our final product. Design plays an important role in all of our lives. It inspires, comforts, enlivens, and sedates on a daily basis. Good design can have a dramatic influence on one's well being. Our designs consider these factors and more in order to give a finished product that will not only inspire daily, but last for generations to come.
We start with an initial meeting. With this meeting we get a sense of your design style, your design and construction goals, and get a sense of our design compatibility. From here we sketch ideas in order to get an initial vision of the project. When refined, these sketches are processed into plans on a computer program. These plans allow for three dimensional and technical review in subsequent meetings. When this process is complete, we have a set of plans that reflects our ideas along with a cognitive bank of design details and experience from past projects. Because we are a design-build company, we do not draft architectural plans for use by any party. These plans are joint property between ourselves and the property owner for the duration of the project. Details and material choices are conveyed to our clients in sketches, image libraries, and additional drawings that take much less time to complete than traditional methods. This process allows for fewer design costs as well as a much stronger relationship between our clients and our design team. Once the design is completed we fully estimate the project and provide a financial agreement in the form of a build contract. Bringing the design to fruition with machine and hammer is the final step in the process.
All of our projects including those on our website are designed in house by our designers Erik and Haldan Block. With Erik's degree in Architectural Technology from Keene State College combined with Haldan's degree in Design and Environmental Analysis from Cornell University, they are a very knowledgeable pair. Our current designs are a product of this education combined with over ten years of design experience. This experience includes thousands of hands on hours in the field researching and developing the integrity of these designs.