DMS Designs LLC
Hired 3 times
2 years in business
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Online Booking available for all services through my website! Design Services Estimate $35.00 Schedule a quick call to discuss the scope of work and costs related to determine the extent of services you will need. Design Consultation $100.00 A 60 minute in-person or virtual design consultation to review the design objective, potential structural variables, timeline, budget and feedback to your questions. This service includes detailed review of your home's plat, pictures you've collected, wish lists, etc. The goal is to help you decide what's best for you, your home and your budget. Home Design Services Package $1,050.00 (1) Cost Estimate for Building Permit Services, (1) 60 minute Design Consultation, (1) Existing Conditions Survey, Scaled and Dimension-ed Architectural Plans & Elevations of your existing home, and (1) Preliminary Design Option primarily focused on space planning. Please note that Conceptual and Preliminary Drawings are not intended for construction nor permit approval.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
My father is a General Contractor so I grew up in a construction and carpentry environment. Prior to attending college I interned for a family friend and Architect to learn the basics. He taught me how to and what to measure on site as well as contribute to the overall design process. While in college at Savannah College of Art and Design, studying to become an Architect, I took it upon myself to do some remote freelance and received my first approved building permit in 2004 for a client that lived in Prince William County, Virginia. During college breaks I continued to intern with my father and family friend Architect. I also interned at an Architecture for Interiors firm in Baltimore, Maryland and worked on various projects including retail, hotel, and restaurant interiors. After receiving my masters in Architecture and Bachelors in Fine Arts, I worked for a 200+ firm in Old Town Alexandria, that focused on healthcare, science and technology, and government buildings. I continued to learn as I prepared for obtaining an architectural license through a series of exams. I also attended various volunteer events with Rebuild Alexandria, CANStruction, One Brick, and then grew more interested in residential construction. I took it upon myself to take on freelance work again and have since had the opportunity to obtain several building permits in City of Alexandria, Fairfax County, and Arlington County.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?
At the age of nine my father and I built a 1/4" scaled model of the Monticello by Thomas Jefferson. I fell in love with the model building and long hours of problem solving. Once I started to learn more my interest and passion for design just kept growing.