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Our approach is guided by the requirements of the clients and their site. We create fresh responses for each project whether this is a reinterpretation of tradition, an expression of contemporary life, or a unique solution that stands alone. Clients become involved in the design process and enjoy the experience.
Stoner Architects focuses on the craft of building. Staff members are experienced in construction techniques which makes the communication with builders more effective and realistic. Our details bring materials together with a solidity and elegance that lasts. Sustainability and energy conservation are important goals.
We strive to fulfill the client’s program on budget, to enrich the environment, and to bring delight to those who live and work in our spaces.
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We begin the design process by listening to the clients to discover how they live and what they would like to achieve. Satisfying these needs is essential to the quality of the building. From site visits we gather more complex information about the environment, the culture, and any local restrictions and codes.
We then begin to derive forms and concepts from the functions that are required. After extensive design work with team input we present options to the clients for consideration. Client responses are then reflected in revised schemes, and we continue this process until all agree on a preferred direction. Cost estimates are reviewed to confirm the budget and changes are made to meet these expectations.
Once a concept is established a 3D computer model is built to fully explore the possibilities of the design. From this point we progress into design development where key elements are refined to express the original concept down to the detail level.
As we move into the permitting phase the model is used to generate the drawings necessary to build the project, and specifications are generated with client and consultant input. Throughout the entire process we can periodically meet with the owners, consultants, and contractor to ensure the completion of a successful project.[/column]