David Locicero Introduces Modular Services
Posted on: 10/29/2013, by : David Locicero
Sign up for one of my "architectural house calls" either a Design Counseling session or an Aging at Home Audit. Photo (c)David Locicero 2013
Sign up for one of my “architectural house calls” either a Design Counseling session or an Aging at Home Audit. Photo (c)David Locicero 2013

Are you tired of your kitchen but uncertain about which way to proceed?

Does your house or condominium need some basic renovations to bring it into the 21st century, but the though of hiring an architect sounds far too expensive?

For house and condominium owners in these and similar situations, I am introducing what I call Modular Services. Modular Services are an extension of my Design Counseling service. These are discrete, specific services that help you solve problems for projects that don’t necessarily require an architect, but where you think an architect’s eye would be beneficial. The Modular Services and prices are based on residential and small commercial projects of a size and scope where, per local law, a licensed architect may not be required but is desired by the owner. They are also ideal for people who are considering a project of some sort, but aren’t ready to commit to full architectural services.

The services generally include two meetings, the first a concept sketch session, and Schematic Design level drawings of the solution we come up with. I also include a project completion checklist and a few other things to help you use these drawings to their full potential. The prices vary from Module to Module, but are provided up front. No mystery about what the services will cost you.

Module 1 is my Design Counseling Service

Module 2 is for a 1 or 2 room interior remodel, not including significant kitchen design.

Module 3 is for a full house or condominium remodel, not including significant kitchen design.

Module 4 is for an addition to a house

Module 5 is for a kitchen design project

Module 6 is for a new house project

Module 7 is for up to three 3D computer renderings of your project (as determined in Module 2 through 6)

Module 8 is for Material / Fixture / Finish selection for your project (as determined in Module 2 through 6)

Module 9 is for Construction Documents for your project (as determined in Module 2 through 6). This is for those jurisdictions that require more than schematic design level drawings.

Module 10 is for Bid Analysis and Consulting

Module 11 is for Construction phase services.

You can use the drawings provided as part of the Modules 2 through 6 to talk to contractors to get preliminary construction cost estimates. You can also use these drawings to begin talking to your local planning and building departments to find out what the permit process requirements will be. In some jurisdictions, for projects like these, the schematic design level drawings may be sufficient to get a permit. Then, depending on how you want to proceed, you can also add services from Modules 7 through 11 as you see fit.

For smaller projects the Modular Services greatly simplify the architectural process. They may be the right thing for your project.

Check out my Modular Services page to see if these services might be right for you.

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