Blog - Process
Here at Shelter, we still rely on drawings to think and explore, but we now produce as many computer-based images as hand drawings.
It has been fascinating to experience the evolution of even the most basic practices we rely upon every time we undertake a project . To illustrate these changes, we thought it would be interesting to take readers through the general process we use when working on a project in order to explain the way we used to work and compare that to how things are done today.
There’s a parallel between design and poetry. Design is the tangible manifestation of an idea and, like poetry, is most beautiful and successful when the idea is expressed in the simplest, most distilled manner.
Homeowners often balk at a redesign because the project seems such a formidable prospect. Fortunately, the way we tackle a residential remodeling project follows a tried-and-true plan that makes the daunting doable.
We typically throw our new team members into the deep end of the pool with the whole group, which can be a bit intimidating…by watching and listening, and soon become bold and fearless.
If you’re thinking about a project of your own, or just want to see some really cool designs, we’d love for you to stop by so we can show you around and answer your questions.
Here is a list of things you should keep in mind as you begin the design process…
When you’re starting a new building project, and considering hiring an architect, you might fall into a cycle of asking yourself, “Should I? Shouldn’t I?” Second guessing is easy to do when you’re facing an undertaking that promises to consume a lot of time and money. But here’s the secret formula for putting those uncertainties to rest…
It’s a great option for when you don’t know where to start, but you might be wondering what exactly the process involves and how it’ll give you a better view of what’s possible.
the assumption that design of a home (or any complex system) can be segregated in to separate and autonomous skills was a fatal misstep.