As mentioned in the introduction, I am most passionate about architecture at the scale and scope of the individual: residential architecture in the form of a family home or cabin as well as commercial architecture in the form of a interior renovation for a young, passionate, local business startup.
My work is centred locally on Vancouver Island, the Gulf and San Juan Islands and other Coastal regions of BC. The following is only a short list of services that I can provide. I always offer a complementary meet and greet and am happy to see if I can help lead you in the right direction on your new venture!
- Custom homes
- Major Home Renovations
- Certified Registered Professional Role (CRP – coordination and field review)
- Tenant Lease Improvements
- Interior Renovations
STRUCTURE OF SERVICES:
The structure of how my services are provided can be tailor suited to accommodate your needs.
Full Architectural Services: This is the traditional full 5 phases for a project from inception to construction completion. The 5 phases are as follows:
- schematic design
- design development
- permit drawings
- construction drawings
- construction field review and coordination
Partial Architectural Services: A common service package for a smaller or less complex project is to work with a client from schematic design to permit drawings after which their contractor will take over.
Additional Architectural Services: Services not included in the traditional 5 phases and can be stand alone or added to the full architectural service package including: feasibility studies, zoning analysis, space planning, site analysis (before purchase or after), real estate acquisition consultation, general consultation, for example.
Consultation: Sometimes people just need to meet with a professional to chat about their thoughts on their project and get some direction or insight into their potential project!
For commercial/retail projects, the services offered generally fall under the “tenant lease improvement” scope and are the following:
- Certified Registered Professional: Design, coordination of other consultants (mechanical engineer, electrical engineer, structural engineer etc), field reviews and letters of assurance provided to the municipality (otherwise known as “an Architect’s stamp” to City Officials)
- Additional Services: Feasibility studies, lease space evaluation, zoning analysis, code review, etc.
After a complementary initial meeting to review your project and determine if it is a good fit, I can provide a fee proposal which will outline the scope of work, the related fees, payment terms and the timelines. I am happy to discuss this document and help explain how my proposal may compare to others you have received.
I follow the AIBC guidelines for fees and compensation “Tariff of Fees” set by the AIBC (Architectural Institute of BC) as well as the standard to which Architect’s are held in reference to the services provided. The following are the ways compensation are determined for a given project:
1. Lump Sum (Fixed Fee): used for fixed scope, straightforward services such as zoning review, or consulting.
2. Time Basis (Hourly): used for additional architectural services, consulting.
3. Percentage Fee (Percentage of Construction cost): used for full architectural services.
4. Combination of Fixed Fee and Hourly: used when a client wants the full services of an architect but prefers a fixed fee for design services and hourly for construction services.
I also use the AIBC’s standard industry forms of contract including: Document 8C (for smaller scope, well defined projects or single phases and Document 6C (for full architectural services).