Our projects reflect the desire of our principal, Terry R. Cunningham, to provide the clients with work that fits their individual needs. The look or style of architecture in our projects varies dramatically. This reflects our commitment to the client, their visions and their needs.
Offering an array of design and consultation services in the fields of architecture and construction administration
Setting a set of goals and concrete ideas can be accomplished with the assistance and guidance of our firm.
From hand drawn to BIM ( Building Information Modeling, 3d) designs, our process is simple and fluid to help the client assemble his thoughts and budget.
"God is in the details" - Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969)
Documenting the project is above everything not just important to the client but to the Government (city) but to the Constructor.
Building the most efficient,safe and profitable project lands on making sure its correctly drawn on paper.
A knowledgeable Agent for the client onsite is what makes the budget and schedule for the project to go smoothly.
Well-established and experienced in many construction types.
Licensed and Registered in the Lone Star State.
Years of experience
Inside an Architects Mind
UNDERSTAND THE COMPLEXITIES OF WHAT LIES BEHIND THE LIMELIGHT AND GLAMOUR. * ERRORS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS *LESSONS LEARNED FROM WORKING WITH CONTRACTORS (MEANS AND METHODS) *MATERIALS AND THE UNLIMITED OPTIONS THEY OFFER
How to Work with an Architect-Simple & Effective
Pre-design is an information gathering phase that will be the foundation for the design phases to follow. The main goal during this phase is to learn everything possible about our clients’ personality, lifestyle, and needs as well as determine how much space you need now and likely to need in the future, and how that space should be used, organized, and arranged. -PD Deliverables: Program, Zoning Summary, Exisiting Condition drawing(s) PD Duration: usually 2-4 weeks
In this phase, we begin the process of translating the Program into an efficient building design. This is when we start exploring design concepts; it is the time for testing options and getting a general idea of the look and feel. The floor plans and shape of the project will begin to take form, but the specifics about materials and details will come later.
During Design Development, we advance the design significantly based on the floor plan and exterior concept approved in the previous phase. The first priority of this phase is to define and develop all the important aspects of the project and produce a set of drawings and outline specification to show potential contractors for preliminary cost estimating.
In this phase we develop the Design Drawings into a thorough and precise set of Construction Documents. These drawings and specifications have all of the details, dimensions, and notes necessary to communicate the entire design intent to the builder. We show how the building components should be connected, specify all of the materials, finishes, fixtures, equipment, and appliances to be installed, and coordinate our drawings with the structural engineer’s and any other consultant drawings.
During this phase we add to the Construction Documents any additional information required to get a building permit. This is the information needed to show the project complies with the applicable land use, building, and energy codes, and any other applicable guidelines and regulations required by the city or jurisdiction issuing the permit