Upon design approval, we begin selecting materials and methods for construction. No detail is overlooked: finishes, fixtures, hardware, and lighting are discussed with you and incorporated into the increasingly detailed renderings. We work directly with builders to create an efficient budget for all of your design solutions. In other words, we are your liaison and advocate, working directly with all parties involved to ensure you receive customized design solutions that exceed your vision, yet fit your budget.
During this phase, Carol O’Brien Architecture provides a comprehensive package of all construction-related information for the project. These drawings and specifications clearly communicate the design intent to help you easily find the right contractor for your project. This package is also very important because it helps to form the basis for the Contract Documents you and your chosen contractor will rely on to ensure that every detail of your dream is fully realized.
During construction, we are your design advocate. We work with your chosen contractor. We can even assist with contractor selection through a bidding process. Periodic on-site inspections are conducted during construction based on a predetermined schedule or upon your request.
During this phase, finishes are applied that compliment and accentuate your unique, customized design are installed. Carol O’Brien Architecture helps ensure that furnishings and finishes are carefully considered throughout the overall design process. They may even include architectural salvage, reused items, or custom-designed pieces that complement your style and taste, tailored to your needs and preferences, enhancing the design solution — making it more of a personal statement than any out-of-the-box upgrade would provide. After all, it’s your journey!