1. Pre-Qualification Interview (approx. 2 – 5 hrs) $0-$500
By phone or on site, we discuss all the critical requirements to insure that you project is financially feasible and site appropriate.
A. Feasibility Report based on interview and site visit (travel & accommodations extra)
B. Design/Build Roadmap (included)
A step-by-step explanation of what’s required to design and build your dream house on your site.
2. Budget/Program Analysis (approx. 3 - 10 hours) $100/hour
By reviewing all your dreams and expectations up front, we can predict how much the final project will cost and how long it will take.
A. Create custom program from homeowner interview including a list of activities w/square foot estimates and circulation analysis.
Includes landscaping considerations.
B. Establish best house size - includes garage, attic, porches and basement. Includes floor-rea-ratio and site layout.
C. Establish level of finish – a big cost effect. With the homeowner, we will determine what sq.ft. cost to use in budget analysis
D. Establish project budget – this will be critical for pre-qualifying with the banks.
3. Architectural Design Services
A. Schematic Design $7-$12/sq.ft
Plans, elevations, outline specifications and site drawings allowing the homeowner,the manufacturer and the banks to clearly understand the project.
B. Design Development $100/hour
Subject to manufacturer or client request, additional drawings and specifications will be provided as needed.
C. Final Specifications $65/hour
All building parts and final finishes must be identified for manufacturer before they can build.
D. Detail Drawings (see also Hi-Performance below) $65/hour
Additional drawings that show special construction for energy performance or special interior finishes.
E. Bid Documents for General Contractor (if required) $65/hour
F. Permit Documents $65/hour
As needed to secure building permit.
4. Systems Analysis & Energy Code Compliance
A. Foundation System: PnP, ICF, Superior Wall, etc $ 2/sq.ft
Needed for some manufacturers prior to fabrication. Also required in most municipalities for a building permit.
B. High Performance Envelope: Modules, Panels, SIPs, $ 2/sq.ft
These drawings are often provided by the manufacturer but it is best to review and edit them before fabrication.
C. High Performance Energy Design $85/hour
Includes best design and specifications for HVAC, alternative fuel (solar, geothermal, etc), net-zero insulation package, and integrated delivery.
D. Green Certifications $85/hour
E. REScheck, MEC, IECC-2009, Stretch Code, etc $85/hour
5. Supervision & Project Management Services Contract
6. Professional Review of all agreements and contracts $125/hour
7. Bank and loan placement support $125/hour
8. Other Consulting $125/hour