Specializing in high alpine architecture with approachable expertise to create beautiful enduring custom sanctuaries.
- Tip no. 1: Collaborate with an architect from the region of your property who has daily living experience with the area’s heavy snow and ice, intense higher altitude sun, and dramatic temperature swings. You can benefit from design insight on features, materials, and technologies that pair style with best function for the conditions.
- Tip no. 2: Starting the design process the summer/fall prior to your desired spring thaw construction start will allow you to have the drawings and planning complete for an efficient and effective build during the best weather for less added fall/winter snow maintenance and heating costs.
- Tip no. 3: Whether your property is in an old mining Town’s historic district, a design regulated ski area subdivision, or a rugged off-grid rural area, look for an architect that has the knowledge of your specific scenario and can be your single point of contact to build a design team of any necessary engineers and consultants for you.
- Tip no. 4: Mountain life offers countless opportunities for adventures. Create a list of your favorite adventure gear and equipment so your design can include creative storage spaces and circulation to accommodate everything.
- Tip no. 5: Think about your availability during the construction process early on. Your architect can help work with you and your contractor to help create a construction management plan to keep you updated on progress if you are out of town, review invoicing with work completed, and be available to answer big and small questions throughout the construction process.
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