What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Continuing education is critical to keeping your skills sharp as well as keeping on the current building codes.
What types of customers have you worked with?
New home and remodeling design
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Largest home ever built on the lake here locally. Two years in planning and three in construction.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Compare the selected companies and how they provide the design to the client and ask yourself if you can effectively read a set of construction plans?.
Yes It's true that In the end you will ultimately end up with many pages of plans that are nothing more that notes with lines and circles used to create the actual construction documents to build the home. But most people who have never been exposed to designing a home, for the most part wont understand them. These documents are needed for the actual construction and make sense to those that can read blue prints and have a spatial awareness of what those line and circles mean. At summit ridge we take that element out of the design equation with the use of Autocads building information modeling. when the client can actually see there home in real 3d where they can see it as if it were actually built. Allowing the client to walk thru there home and make changes easily.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
There are a lot of individuals companies out there that claim to work in bim and 3d. We simply ask that when comparing companies, Ask them to send you a sample rendering and animation of a complete house and walk through so you can see the difference.