Programming This is the first step in designing a home, when the client informs the architect what they want. The project is defined through consultations and brainstorming to evaluate the project goals and requirements.
Budget Analysis / Cost Estimates An important component of building a new home is to formulate a plan that takes into consideration all the aspects of the project. Mark helps you analyze your budget using best cost estimates so you can create a realistic Project Budget and Timeline.
Site Selection and Site Analysis Full consideration is given to analyzing the pros and cons of a particular home site. For example, a difficult site may actually be suitable for a great home when creative Architectural design solutions are applied, potentially saving you a great deal of money. Conversely, a property that seems to be offered for a good price may have unseen difficulties (e.g., soil or drainage problems).
Schematic and Conceptual Design When Mark Eyler designs your home he considers the many aspects of your lifestyle including your need for privacy, whether you like to entertain, your family size, outdoor needs such as gardening, and your general movements and interactions within the home, and any special desires for you “dream home.” Also considered are any potential future uses of the home.
In design consultations Mark will inform you of the options for building materials, interior design themes, appliances, fixtures, and other features of the home. He will also help you assess the approximate costs associated with the various choices. The goal is to find economical ways to achieve your goals by providing you with the appropriate choices that will allow you to make thoughtful decisions.
Construction Documents and Specifications Eyler Architecture prepares the Technical Drawings required to build a home. These Drawings include all of the Specifications for the project. After producing the required number of sets of Blueprints, Mark guides you through the Building Permit process and helps you avoid delays. (See Getting A Building Permit In Hawaii). Mark can also recommend highly-qualified and reliable General Contractors as well as Sub-Contractor.
Project Management By regularly checking on the building progress, Mark coordinates the Project Team through the many phases of the home building process. This ensures the highest standards are met by all the members of the Project Team, and also makes sure that all of the detailed specifications in the Blueprints are followed.
Custom Home Building Mark guides you through the many phases in the process of building a custom home, including selecting a home site, planning and designing the home, creating a Building Budget, and helping to choose a qualified and dependable team to build the home. Once construction begins, Mark provides supervision to assure high quality of workmanship and materials, and to assure that you stay within your budget and pass all of the necessary inspections.