We are a dynamic team of creative, experienced professionals with a profound appreciation for the intricacies of designing homes and buildings in Vermont's mountain resort communities. Our affiliated architects as referenced on our Links page will listen to your dreams and turn them into reality.
By applying proven construction systems, discovering innovative solutions and remaining ever-focused on our clients' objectives and goals, we strive for the perfect balance between aesthetics, functionality and value. The results are homes and buildings of uncompromising quality with enduring design and inspired individuality.
The architect and a CHCC construction manager will meet with the client and discuss the clients' vision of the project. Often times he or she will have photos, sketches, maps, site plans, engineering or other items that will enable the team to develop a concept to work on. Building a home requires a lot of effort from everyone involved but it is well worth it when you see the finished product.
If a site plan, topographic survey or septic plan isn't available, the project manager works with a licensed engineer to obtain these necessary documents .These documents are needed for building design, building placement, zoning and construction permits.
The architect will create conceptual sketches based on all of the input from both the client and CHCC team members. The design is then refined accordingly and when the client is satisfied that the project is going in the right direction, CHCC will create a project cost estimate to determine if budget goals are being met. The architect will then create preliminary drawings that delineate electrical and mechanical as well as building materials and a host of other details that will be reviewed by all parties. After changes the design will go to the next phase.
Final Construction Documents
The architect will create a complete set of refined drawings that would typically include exterior elevations, floor plans, interior elevations, sections, electrical plans, mechanical plans, foundation plans as well as door and window schedules, roof plans, framing plans, ,lighting plan, finish plan and extensive notes as well as written specifications .
The project manager will submit a site plan that depicts the building envelope, septic location, well location, boundary setbacks and other data to the appropriate governing authorities for approval. The project manager and engineer where necessary shall appear at any required hearings on behalf of the client.
The architect will periodically meet with the client, project manager and various staff to answer any concerns.