About the Design Process
Most of the general questions that clients have during an initial consultation are covered in an easy-to-reference format here. Once you've got the basics down and you're ready to talk about your project specifics, this is the perfect time for an Initial Consultation.
Free Phone Consultations
Initial On-Site Consultations jump-start the Schematic Design process without the commitment of a written proposal. During this meeting, we meet at the project site to discuss your project goals, style preferences, and budget; do a preliminary evaluation of constraints of the home and site; brainstorm solutions; and I assist you in determining next steps and the path forward.
SAVVY Design Studio offers no-obligation 1-2 hour Initial On-Site Consultations at a flat rate of $300* payable by check at the time of the visit, or in advance by electronic check, in the following Maryland and Virginia Counties:
Montgomery County, Frederick County, Prince George's County, and Howard County, Maryland
Fairfax County, Loudon County, and Arlington County, Virginia
Please reach out to schedule your Initial On-Site Consultation or inquire about sites in Washington DC or farther afield in Maryland and Virginia.
In order to make this a more productive discussion, please review the FAQ's and Resources prior to scheduling the on-site consultation.
*Design-Build consultations scheduled through a partnering contractor may be billed at a different rate reflecting the value that they add to the meeting. For some initial on-site consultations, the inclusion of a structural engineer may be advisable; this can be arranged for an additional fee.
Contract Administration concludes when construction is substantially complete, and since the scope of services are negotiable, can be provided on an hourly or fixed-fee basis.