Creating Homes of Real and Lasting Value

It’s not about Greg – it’s about your project, and good design.

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More than anything else good design adds real and lasting value to every project. Good design is not a style or method of construction. It is the result of a disciplined approach to creating and problem solving.

Good design principles apply to all projects no matter how large or small. Over the years Greg has worked with clients from all walks of life and on every possible type of site. Each project is unique with its own set of challenges and opportunities. Through the consistent application of sound design principles the result is a portfolio of legacy homes that possess real and lasting value.

Greg offers the full range of architectural design services or only those that apply to your particular project. It all starts with an interview at his office or on your site to determine the scope of the project and services you require.

What to expect while working with Greg:

A casual and comfortable working relationship: Communication with Greg is direct and simple. No neckties, no pretensions, no egos. You can expect to deal with Greg on all aspects of your project. He answers his own phone, and brings a cheerful and creative spirit to every project.

Active listening: Every project begins with discovering and understanding the factors that will shape and influence the final design. This includes the site, the program, and the budget. Greg avoids preconceptions. Every project is unique. He brings ‘active listening’ to every project.

A search for inspiration: Sources of inspiration are found in nature, in our memories and in our dreams. If you are planning a project most likely you have already discovered your source of inspiration. Inspiration combined with understanding helps create a clear vision that will guide you through the many decisions that need to be made during the design and construction process.

Clear communication: Once the project parameters are understood pencil hits paper and the fun begins.  Sketches, models, photos, discussions, whatever is necessary to communicate the vision and alternative solutions. Greg has learned that people process information in different ways and adapts his presentation to your needs.

Collaboration: Building is a complex endeavor and requires the talents of many. Good results require a good client, architect, and builder. Depending on the scope of your project a variety of consultants may be called upon including surveyors, engineers, interior designers, and landscape designers, among others. Greg’s role is to alert you to these needs, help you assemble a team, and coordinate and collaborate with everyone to insure the desired results are achieved.

Execution: Design is not over during construction. In fact this is the most critical time to engage your architect in order to preserve the original vision, avoid costly mistakes, and insure that you get what you were expecting.  Greg brings to your project years of construction experience gained through successful collaborations with talented builders and craftsmen.

Lasting value: Greg’s intention is always to create buildings and places of real and lasting value. Design is a reflection of our values. We owe it to ourselves and others to design and build well. Greg brings caring and passion to the collaboration. If you do the same, the results will exceed everyone’s expectations.

We require from buildings two kinds of goodness: first, the doing of their practical duty well; then, that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it.
— J. Ruskin