If the client already has a solid understanding of their own needs, we’ll help them determine any additional needs the garage structure can perform for them. For example, this can be a detached or attached space, or it can have a covered breezeway with protection from the elements between the garage and the house.
If alternative functions are needed, such as for a workshop or studio, an air-conditioned space with electrical and lighting components may be needed. If attached to a residential dwelling unit, a garage can fulfill a storage function in harmony with the home.
With multigenerational families now living in single-family homes, more cars, activities, and possessions need to be accommodated in structures that are not intended primarily for habitation. How we go about meeting needs and requirements and how we balance construction costs and code requirements is how we design the space.
The customer’s goal with a garage is usually to have a structure that best suits the needs of both current plans and generations.
After looking at current parking spaces and the existing architecture of the primary residence, we create a building plan that helps throughout the entire process, enabling the client to conceive and visualize the end product. This also provides accurate documents for the builder/contractor to use to provide estimates, as well as a plan against which we can obtain permits to build.
Depending on the needs of the customer, final deliverables can include the building design, project management and scoping, construction, permitting, and any other adjustments necessary.