Our firm specializes in the design of new residences, residential renovations, commercial renovations and remodels. After we’ve had the chance to evaluate your needs, we’ll review with you the best options from the various services that we provide. We find that every client and every project is unique – our goal is to meet your specific needs, whether you are seeking comprehensive design services or a one-time consultation.
Areas of Service
Full Architectural Services – We can guide you through the entire planning and design process from start to finish. This includes comprehensive design, construction documents/specifications, and construction project administration.
Here are examples of common specific architectural services we offer:
Sustainable Design: We can help you increase the efficiency of resources— such as energy, water, and materials — and reduce the impact of your project on the environment. We’ve been designing “green” buildings before the concept became mainstream and can guide you through sustainable construction practices, non-toxic construction, material and resource specifications, heating and cooling strategies and more. We can integrate sustainable principles and criteria as outlined by the leading certification standards in the nation such as Energy Star Northwest, Earth Advantage, Oregon Department of Energy High Performance Home, and LEED for Homes. We have obtained highest certifications of homes in all of these programs with a notable achievement of designing the first LEED for Homes Platinum certification in Southern Oregon.
Planning Compliance: You can avoid many frustrating setbacks that waste your time and money by planning ahead. We will navigate you through simple and complex planning requirements and building codes such as occupancy and zoning restrictions, solar ordinances, restrictive flood protection zoning ordinances, and historic preservation ordinances in communities like Jacksonville and Ashland.
Pre-Purchase Feasibility Studies: Upon reviewing a prospective lot and or building purchase/lease, we can assist you in making the best decisions for your investment by understanding the allowances and parameters to your project.
Specialty Drawings: Get a better feel for your project with typical drawings as well as 3D representations, 3D solar studies, and energy usage modeling. Our technical drawings can include lighting layout, structural drawings, commercial space planning, and diagrammatic presentations.
Construction Expertise: Get our expert help on evaluating building systems, flood protection, hillside construction, and sustainable construction practices. We have over twenty years experience assessing and utilizing innovative construction techniques and strategies for efficient means of constructing and operating buildings. Expertise includes design and construction of:
- SIP (Structural Insulated Panels)
- ICF (Insulated Concrete Forms)
- Fas-Wall (recycled wood chip “breathable wall” ICF system)
- Energy efficient pre-fabricated Panelized construction
- Advanced wood framing including “staggered stud” techniques
- Heavy timber framing
Specific Architectural Consultation Services – Our consultation services are focused on meeting your needs and are limited in scope, ranging from architectural design concepts to detailed construction plans and details.
We’ve been working in Southern Oregon for over 20 years and have built a list of trusted professionals that we can refer you to for services that we do not provide. If you’re looking for referrals to landscape architects, surveyors, structural engineers, or contractors please let us know – our goal is to assist you in finding the right match for your project.
Please contact us to learn more. We are pleased to evaluate your needs and answer any of your questions before we get started.
“Carlos designed the renovation of my small home and converted a detached garage into additional living space. This was my first experience working with an architect and Carlos’ approach made the process easier than I thought it would be. He listened closely to my needs and created a design that is simple and elegant. Carlos was invaluable in meeting various challenges – including city restrictions for the historical district I live in, budget constraints, and a very small lot. His experience working with the city and the great contractor he recommended kept things moving forward past the occasional speed bump. Finally, Carlos and his associate Tom Sager are such calm, pleasant professionals to work with that they minimized the stress and made it a truly enjoyable experience.”