When comparing architectural design services it is important to know what services your architect is going to provide for their fee. There are many firms to choose from, but not all offer the same level of service. The following are the standard services we offer on all projects.
Pre-Design : Assistance with the selection and purchase of your building site. As a licensed Realtor (Inhabit Realty) I can provide you with thousands of property listings in Maricopa County. To learn more email me at: email@example.com
Design: We work closely with you developing a comprehensive program for the project with strict attention to building structure, systems and materials that are suited to meet your needs and budget.
Consultant Coordination: Most municipalities have adopted much more stringent guidelines to acquire a building permit from years past. We've established a network of consulting engineers who are top in their field. Our proposals include Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, and Plumbing.
Submittals: We submit all the necessary documents to secure a building permit including, the architectural review by your homeowners association.
Construction Consulting & Observation: Probably one of the most important phases neglected by design professionals. As a forensics expert for the past 12 years, I have observed many little issues that can occur during construction that can become huge problems down the road. We are in constant communication during construction to assure that your builder is providing the proper level and quality of materials and detailing as specified on the plans. We will review any “Change Order” presented to you by your builder and thoroughly investigate the affect such changes will have on the project as a whole. We are there to represent your best interest all the way through construction to the day you take occupancy.
Over the last 20 years we have worked on a myriad of projects ranging from government facilities to custom residential. We never limit our work by size or type. There is no project too large or too small! We also provide consulting services for commercial developers from designing sales brochures to code, Planning and Zoning, and ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) site and building analysis.
Since 2001 We have had an extremely diverse practice encompassing the Architectural Design of: schools, medical offices, government buildings, condominiums, hotels, restaurants, community centers, and high end custom residences. Architecture is our passion! We provide more comprehensive services than most architectural firms in the valley. Along with building design we have a licensed Realtor on staff specializing in residential and commercial land development.
What our clients have said...
Thank you Andy for all your work and help through this unbelievable process.
Your construction report is precise—and requires no interpretation. Thank you for your expertise and professionalism in managing my project.
Your extensive knowledge of construction and quick turn-around with no redlines helped us open our store quickly saving us a ton of money!
As the architect for our recent campus expansion at West Valley Christian School. The greatest recommendation that I can give is this: Mr. Boubel accepted our invitation to be the architect for our project knowing that we had a very short time line on completing the project. I can thankfully say that the architect and the builder accomplished a task that no one said could be done. This took extreme cooperation between the architect, engineers, general contractor and sub-contractors.
This does not normally happen in my experience. Architects are a little different breed and they normally have an agenda that fits them and not necessarily their clients. Andy is totally void of that label! We were able to work through the issues and complete the task in record time.
West Valley Christian School
About our Principal
A graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Andrew relocated to Scottsdale Arizona in 1995. where he worked for some incredible Architects before making the decision to start Desert Ridge Design LLC. Andrew also offers forensic consultant services, providing expert testimony for litigation purposes. In addition, he has worked as a consultant for insurance carriers in property loss assessment cases. He has an extensive knowledge in construction and knows how to work within a budget.
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