Sit Back & Relax
Everything is taken care of for you: all the things you need to obtain pricing & permits. All of your design visions are turned into code studies, design iterations, modern floor plans & drawings, and construction details.
Enjoy Your Beautiful Space
After construction, you will have modern architecture and modern interior design that you (and everyone else!) will love.
"VALIDATE[D] MY IDEAS AND BRING IN NEW IDEAS AS WELL"
"First time working with a professional architecture firm and appreciated the personalized service that A. Lane Architecture provided. I decided to hire an architect for my kitchen, laundry and master bath remodel to help
validate my ideas and bring in new ideas as well. Being able to go over the plans and make changes along the way
was very helpful. I had in mind the types of finishes I wanted, but needed someone to bring the space layout to life. Which is what A. Lane Architecture did. Easy to work with by email, phone and in-person. Plans turned around quickly."
Mary Ann, Plymouth MI
I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHERE TO START. WHAT IS THE PROCESS?
It all begins by contacting me. I'll send you a link to this questionnaire or I'll ask you these questions during our initial phone call. Then, we'll schedule a meeting to discuss all of your needs and wants to map out the exact scope of the project, and, if local, to see the project site. From there I will develop a contract so you know exactly what you're getting, the time frame, and the design cost. You will also receive a welcome packet that outlines the process, billing & payments, and other good to know items. Next, we go into design development. The fun part: modern floor plans and elevations to make sure you get contemporary architecture that perfectly fulfills your needs. At this point, the drawings are preliminary and can be used to gather rough estimates from contractors, if necessary. Then, either construction or bid documents are produced and the project heads into construction. Sometimes, this is the end of my role in the project. Sometimes, I am hired to oversee the project during construction (Construction Administration).
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Unless it's a special situation, all of my contracts are a flat fee, based on the scope of the project. You will be aware of this amount shortly after our first meeting. A retainer of 10-25% is required prior to any work being performed. Anything ordered through me for interior projects requires 100% payment prior to ordering.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
A large modern office design , new restaurant or new modern mansion design can take several months to finalize. Smaller scale home remodeling, modern interior design, small office design, coffee shop design, etc typically have a turn around, on the design end, of 2-4 weeks. I will let you know the turnaround time after our first meeting and I know the scope of the project.
CAN I WORK WITH YOU IF I'M NOT LOCAL?
Of course! I am local to Tecumseh, Michigan and typically service Ann Arbor, Detroit, Northville, and Birmingham as well as Leelenau County. I do also service Chicago, northern Indiana, and Ohio. Depending on the location, there may be additional travel fees incurred but technology makes it possible to keep travel (and fees) to a minimum. For modern interior design projects, I offer an e-design service for non-local clients.
WE HAVE/DON'T HAVE A CONTRACTOR. IS THAT OK?
Absolutely. I am happy to work with a contractor you already have on board. I have also worked with several contractors over the years and I have a select few that I would be glad to recommend.
You want your modern home or modern office design to be well-designed, on-budget, and beautiful...not stressful, massively expensive, and time consuming. Even if you have an unlimited budget, no one wants to throw money out the window. Download my checklist to ensure your project stays on budget.
"I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT" is what so many clients say to me. And that's scary. This is the spot if you haven't worked with an residential architect, commercial building architect, or designer before. I've put together years worth of industry experience to relieve those fears and get you ahead of the game when you start your project with my Project Guide. I'm here to make your press-worthy architectural or interiors project as easy as possible. You can also schedule a coffee date with me if you've got bigger questions.
How to Make Your Project Journey As Smooth As Possible
Complete Project Guide
Whether or not you’ve worked with an architect or designer before, the process is sure to come with some bumps in the road. If you’re prepared for surprises, you can deal with them productively and I’m here to help you with that. This guide walks you through the process and lets you know what to expect and, look out for, from: DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, and COMPLETION.
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