Services

LUXE design provides modern, contemporary custom and luxurious architectural design services at savings up to 60% over local firms. These services comprise approx 70-80% of the Architectural Design and Construction Drawings process. The remainder will be completed by your chosen local Architect as outlined below.

Initial Consultation

Initial consultation will result in a proposal for our services as well as a breakdown of our fees. At this point you’ll have the option to sign the contract with Luxe Design and award us, your business. Once we have come to an agreement, we will request field studies, land surveys, zoning or specific code requirements and gather any relevant architectural data to initiate the first phase of the architectural design process.

Schematic Design

During this phase of the architectural design process, we will take the information we’ve gathered from you and create two to three design schemes for your consideration coupled with a rough cost estimate for each option. You will also have the opportunity to submit any modifications you’d like us to make to your preferred design. Once you have selected a design option that best suits your needs, we will begin the process of refining the design.

Design Development

Design features, choices of interior and exterior materials, finishes, windows, doors, fixtures and other materials are chosen.  Structural Engineering, plumbing, electrical, heating / ventilation systems, energy analysis and any other project specific systems specs are added. Computer rendering images created showing a vivid detail of the building are created and add-on video or animations or cabinetry drawings can also be created. Cost estimates are updated to reflect desired design modifications.

Construction Documents Part I

Technical details and specifications are added such as structural engineering detailing, heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems, water and plumbing, electrical, gas, energy calculations and interior elevations drawings.  Products and materials are identified, while casework designs and elevations are optional, trade customized or off-shelf puchased.

AutoCAD drawing files are provided. This completes <b>Luxe Design Studio</b> service offer.

Services provided by your local Architect of choice

Construction Documents Part II

Given working drawings will be inspected and modified if needed by your local chosen Architect and submitted to your City or County to obtain a building permit. If obtaining permits is a  lengthy process you may send  these “Non Permitted Drawings” to local contractors for review.

Bidding

“Permitted” Working Drawings are submitted to local construction contractors requesting price bid proposals. Architects help is of great advantage selecting and vetting qualified contractors, review bids, provide analysis, and help compare cost figures received.

Construction Administration

Finally, once you have selected a contractor and construction is under way. Your Architect will administer the construction process to ensure adherence to plans and design intent, visit the site during construction, may perform inspections, address any field conditions as they arise and even potentially make some last moment modifications in emergency situations. Architect sees that the owner obtains a certificate of occupancy and any other certificates required for operation and use of the building.