How to select an Architect - Part IV
How to select an Architect - Part IV

• Review a set of plans for a project similar to yours. While you may not be able to ‘read’ the architectural plans you will gain a better understanding of what is included: You want to see structural, plumbing, electrical, hardware, wall and floor materials and finishes with suggested furniture layout. Thorough plans can eliminate costly construction extras.


A full service architectural firm will provide:

Site research, city, county, CC&R, Homeowner Assoc. and Coastal Commission review
Solar and view analysis of site for proper floor plan orientation
Schematic design phase
Preliminary design phase
Agency and/or Homeowner Association approval processing
Construction documents including all finish selections for: plumbing, electrical, hardware, cabinet flooring and appliances
Coordination and collaboration with engineering and design consultants selected for the project
Building Department permit processing
Assistance with contractor selection, bidding and general contract review
Structural Engineering & Title 24 Energy calculations
Construction assistance – start to completion. . . . the architect is your liaison

BRION JEANNETTE ARCHITECTURE has been creating custom homes & remodels for over 40 years in Orange County, specializing in energy efficient design on sensitive sites along coastal bluffs and hillsides as well as on more typical lots. “It is our firm’s goal to education our clients along the way so their expectations match the outcome. Our professional staff consists of 10 people who all work together to make your dream reality. Our firm is diverse in our ability to create a variety of styles and single minded in our goal to create a home that delights the owner.” We are a full service architectural firm providing all the services outlined above. Located in Newport Beach (949) 645-5854

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