Architecture, Planning & Design Services - Monmouth County NJ

Local, home architectural and planning services since 1989.

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We look forward to hearing from you so we can assist you in your construction project.  We have successfully provided design services for hundreds of clients.  Some of our clients wanted more space or wanted to improve the appearance or circulation of their existing home or business.  We have experienced architecture personnel so we feel comfortable discussing current situations and what improvements you desire.  During our initial phone conversation we typically will set up a meeting with you where the construction is to be done, whether home or commercial.

Initial Meeting;

During the initial meeting, hopefully at the future job site, we will get to know each other and be able to see the existing conditions and what you have in mind in terms of improvements.  We can assist in asking the critical questions needed to determine your design program so you will have a successful project.  Based on our meeting we will prepare a letter agreement outlining the particular design services we will be providing you for your particular project and our mutual obligations.

Documentation:

Upon receipt of signed letter agreement, with retainer, we will obtain documentation of existing conditions including detailed floor plans and photos in the field.  The existing building information will be transformed into computer generated existing plans and elevations.

Preliminary Design:

Based upon your design program a preliminary floor plan and possible elevations will be prepared for presentation to you.  Often times bringing our experienced ‘architectural eye’ will go long way to come up with significant un-thought of solutions to difficult design problems.  We have often times been congratulated on our cost effective design solutions to otherwise believed to be difficult design problems.

Design Development:

We will meet and you will critique the design and we will discuss ways to modify the proposal to more fully meet your needs and be closer to the design program.  Based on your input the design will be revised and modified floor plans and eventually elevations will be drawn.  Once again we will go over these revisions and determine your acceptance.

Construction Documents:

With the design process complete we will prepare the construction documents needed for construction.  Once these documents are prepared you will have the information needed to obtain bids from contractors to do your project.

Bidding, Construction Observation, Local Boards:

We can assist you during the bidding process if you desire.  We also can assist you during the construction phase by doing construction observation of the work possibly in conjunction with your contractor payment schedule.  In the event you are required by your town to go before the planning or zoning board we can assist in that as well.

We look forward to hearing from you!  Regards, Richard Brandt, RA AIA PP

Contact, rbrandt@abharchitecture.com, for your home or commercial design!

Providing services for home and light commercial projects since 1989!

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The architect is the one professional who has the education, training, experience, and vision to guide you through the entire design and construction process, from helping you define what you want to build to helping you get the most for your construction dollar.

First, think carefully about your building needs and goals. Do you need more space? What activities will be housed in the space? How much can you spend on the project? How will you finance it? Where will it be located? Do you plan to do some of the work yourself? Don’t worry if you don’t have all the answers. The architect can help you clarify your goals, if necessary.