The Design Process- Working with M.T.N Architects
Stage 1: Inspiring Your Log Home Design
From the moment you decide to build your dream home, everything changes. A leisurely drive turns into a review of the architectural detail in the surrounding homes. A trip to the book store becomes a source of design inspiration. Wherever you go you find yourself thinking about your future home. Providing a collection of photos, floor plans, and sketches is a great way to communicate your vision to your M.T.N Architects designer. Some clients arrive with a folder of papers, others send electronic images, and a few even pull up their Pinterest accounts.
Stage 2: Initial Design Meeting
Once you are ready to begin the design phase, you will meet one-on-one with your M.T.N Architectural designer and your client representative.
You can choose to attend the Design Meeting in person or from anywhere, using the latest in online conferencing technology. The meeting starts with a discussion of your needs, architectural preferences and budget parameters.
Based on your unique needs, your designer will start to draw your home. You will watch the screen, in real time, as your designer sketches your layout and modifies the design in response to your comments. Your designer will also showcase their expertise and offer advice to help achieve your needs including your budget goals.
In the weeks following the design meeting, your architectural designer will develop your Conceptual Design Drawings. These drawings, created in Auto CAD, will illustrate the basic layout and appearance of your home through floor plans, elevations and renderings.
Your M.T.N Architects designer will formally present your Conceptual Design Drawings and preliminary Turnkey Cost Estimate. Together, you will ensure that the layout of your home, its look and feel and estimated cost meet your expectations. Based on this conversation, we will make any adjustments to the plans that you direct us to, always contemplating the impact on overall budget and architectural styling.
Stage 4: Ready to Move Forward
With a detailed conceptual plan, including renderings of all four elevations illustrated on photos of your property, you will have a very good idea of what your final home will look like. We know it is vital that you "see" your home and understand how much it will actually cost to build, before you have the confidence to move forward. It is during the build phase that your M.T.N designer will refine your plan and prepare your Engineered Construction Documents.