Through Active Listening we take your creative ideas, then using our experience and insight we make the ideas aesthetically pleasing, practicable, and build-able. --

Design Process

From Interview
to Construction

At Pearson Traditional Design our goal is to successfully balance cost, function, and the aesthetics of the design. Selecting materials that create beauty, can stand up to the elements, and are easy to maintain overtime are all-important in designing a great home or business.

Initial Meeting
This meeting can take place at either the job site or at the Designers Office. At this time we encourage the client to have available any ideas, photos and/or wish list that may reflect the style/look that is desired. A copy of the lot survey and any deed restrictions will also be needed. Extensive notes will be taken by the designer regarding project budget, square The initial meeting to discuss the scope of the clients' project can take place either on footage requirements, design ideas and space planning. After the meeting, the Scope of Project and Design Fee Proposal will be developed and sent via email to the client. Once the client has accepted this proposal and remitted the deposit, the preliminary design phase begins.
Site Visit

This can be done on the initial interview day or at another time, however, it should be done before starting preliminary plans. Setback lines and easements will be determined. The site will be evaluated for overall lay or slope of the land, the location and direction of the best views and objectionable ones, potential home location, direction of the sun's path across the property, (sunny/shady/windy areas), trees to be saved, any special natural features and the logical entrance to the property for the driveway.. The availability of Town water and sewer or the need for a well and septic tank system will be determined. The location of power lines and gas lines, if available, will be taken into consideration.

The designer will review all of the information compiled and begin the preliminary design process:. The Preliminary Plans include line drawings of the floor plans and (4) exterior elevations. 3D CAD renderings of the exterior and various interior views are also included. These plans will be drawn to scale using 24 x 36 format which can be sent via email as a PDF attachment or picked up at the office.
Additional Review Meetings
Additional review meetings, as needed, will be held to review the changes made during the prior meeting. Any new ideas that need to be addressed will be incorporated into the working drawings.
Builders Bid Set Plan
When the client is satisfied with the changes made to the floor plans and the exterior elevations the Final Plan will be generated. This plan will include room dimensions, final square footage, finish material specifications, a window schedule and a cross- section for builder pricing. This gives the client the opportunity to determine if the plan "As Drawn" fits the budget. The builder may have suggestions for material selections that might help keep the project within budget. If the plans, per builder pricing, need to be adjusted to meet budget criteria, revisions will be made to the Builders Bid Set of plans and a Final Design Plan will be created.
Final Design Plan

If the plans, per builder pricing, need to be adjusted to meet budget criteria, revisions will be made to the Builders Bid Set of plans and a Final Design Plan will be created.

Construction Plans
Construction Plans will be created from the "Final Design Plan" for the client and the builder, and for the purpose of obtaining the Building Permit. These plans include (4) elevations, floorplans, floorplans with framing dimensions and notes, foundation plan and notes, window schedule, cross-section, floor framing layout, ceiling framing layout and roof framing layout. Sizing for structural framing members and beam and post size calculations will be done by others and incorporated into the plans.
The Building Phase
The Designer will be available to the client and the builder to discuss any questions that may arise during the building phase and to assure that the clients' dreams become reality.