Architectural Design

What is architectural design?

Architectural design is often simplified to the word “blueprint,” which only points to the plans and elevations of a building. Architectural design expands beyond the simple layout or “shell” of the building. Design thinking isn’t put on pause once the exterior of the building has been completed, the same level of care and consideration is applied to each element surrounding and within the building. Landscape design, a staircase, kitchen, bathroom, and even tile layouts improve when considered by the architectural design team. When these designed elements are considered in the development process, they function cohesively with the rest of the building. At FrankFranco Architects, we strive to apply our architectural design thinking at every scale – from the massing of the building to the careful layout of each plumbing fixture. Our design process captures every element of a project, and the result is that projects feel cohesive throughout.

Renovate or Rebuild Your Custom Dream Home

Should you renovate your current home or rebuild it? Building your dream home from the ground up allows the opportunity to start fresh and design a space exactly as desired. Preserving the elements of a home by renovating comes with its benefits and cost savings as well. Either way, the architectural team at FrankFranco is here to help you get started.

Beginning with preliminary site work on location, the team will then work with you to establish a personalized style. Once the plans are developed and permit drawings are obtained, together we will move on to the finer construction details and interior designs.

The Design Approach

FrankFranco Architects recognizes that different projects require different design approaches; however, the first step is always defining the end goal. When the design is well thought out, everything will feel like it is in the right place and the result will leave you feeling accomplished.

The approach to renovating a home is very different from designing a completely new build. Our team is here to ensure that all aspects of a project are evaluated through a design thinking lens. We continue to consider the creative and individualistic aspects of a design, beyond the initial steps.

For instance, during a home renovation, we look closely at the added complexities of what can stay, what must stay, and what can be manipulated to best support an end vision that works best for you, the homeowner. Does the architecture of the home merit preservation? Is the layout functioning for your family’s lifestyle? Can spaces be better organized to optimize circulation, flow, and access to light? Regardless of whether you’re pursuing a home renovation or new custom build, we approach each project with a unique design thinking lens to keep your end goal insight and reachable.

From Architectural Design To Reality

At FrankFranco, every project is designed specifically with the end-user in mind. Our goal is always to cater to your lifestyle needs and create a home with an architectural design that is reflective of your values. As part of our architectural design planning process, we take the time necessary to understand your lifestyle. Do you have a large family? Do you entertain often? Are you collectors of art or cars? Once we have a firm understanding of your needs, we analyze the existing home or building lot to ensure that the building we design is sensitive to both your way of life and the surrounding context. Through a series of design iterations, we work in concert with you, the municipality, and our consultants to ensure a cohesive finished product.

Connect with us today and let’s get started on the architectural design of your dream home.

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