LMG Can Meet You Where You Are

High-Quality Residential Architecture... Without the Egos

Unfortunately, it’s a story we hear all too often: a homeowner tries to take on a DIY renovation project in their home or works directly with a builder without a plan, only to end up with a space that doesn’t work for them. Or worse, they get months into a project only to realize that their jurisdiction requires a professional to sign off on code-related issues.

We get it. It can be intimidating to hire an architect if you’ve never worked with one. You probably assume that a residential architect will cost you an arm and a leg, try to take complete control of the design, or eliminate all of your great ideas. LMG is different. We check our egos at the door and come prepared to help you create a beautiful, functional space that is the perfect reflection of you—all while making the process as easy as possible for everyone involved.

What We Do

Our Residential Architecture Capabilities

Our team has years of experience with all facets of residential architecture, including:

  • Renovations, Remodels and Additions
  • Adaptive Reuse
  • Interior Design
  • Accessibility, Universal Design
  • Life-safety Code Research
  • Color Exterior Renderings
  • Facade Concept Studies
  • As-built Plans or Elevations
  • Space Planning
  • Zoning Ordinance Research
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Bid Document Preparation/Review

At the end of the day, we want you to feel supported by our team, but not overwhelmed. We’re not an “all or nothing” type of firm. We listen. We help you organize your ideas. We’re flexible. We’re there when you need us and can take a step back when you don’t.

Our Residential Architecture Process

What It’s Like to Work with LMG

Keep in mind, this is what our process looks like from start to finish. We understand if you don’t need each phase of this process or if your project requires us to dig a little deeper in certain areas. We’re flexible and can accommodate your unique needs!

1. Free Consultation

Once you reach out to us for more information, we’ll schedule an initial site visit, meeting, or phone call at no charge.

During this meeting, we’ll gather information about the scope of work you have in mind so that we may either write a proposal or point you in the direction of someone who would be a better fit for your project.

2. Draft & Review Proposal

After we meet to discuss your project, we take all the information we’ve gathered back to our office to draft a proposal for you.

We pride ourselves in turning things around quickly, so you can expect a proposal within a week of our initial meeting. At this point, the scope will be finalized and all our costs laid out to you. You’ll have the chance to ask us any and all questions about the project.

3. Site Planning/As-Builts

Once the proposal is finalized, we ask for a survey of the project site and help plan out addition/renovation on the site.

This includes researching zoning regulations, thinking through preliminary site issues, and working out options on building placement. We then go back to the site to measure as-built conditions.

4. Concept Design & Approval

We take the as-built plans and draw them using Revit, our 3D Building Information Modeling (BIM) software.

Using these plans as our starting point, we develop a concept for the new design. We develop this concept as much as possible to end up with full 3D plans, elevations, and even preliminary colors and finishes. We then review the concept design with you, make edits as necessary, and get your approval to move forward.

5. Contractor Selection

If you haven’t yet chosen a contractor, we can help you weigh your options.

We will take the time to make sure you’re making an educated decision to work with a reliable and respected builder whose pricing is clear and fair.

6. Permitting

We gather the documents needed for permitting and provide to your builder to submit for permit.

We then respond to comments from the jurisdiction if needed. After a building permit is received and construction begins, we can make site visits as desired to ensure the project is going according to plan.

7. Final Touches

We can help you finalize your selection of colors and finishes to make sure your space is the ultimate reflection of you.

We are happy to make recommendations on finishes, or visit local resources with you to choose the finishes that suit you and your project.

8. Celebrate!

At the end of a project, we always try to celebrate with the owners if we can. Cheers to a smooth project and a job well done!

We love to hear from our clients after they have moved back in and welcome a chance to come see it finished!
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