what we do

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1. it's your project

Richard’s formal training as an architect has provided him with the valuable tools to properly deal with the unique challenges required in designing a custom home. His work is somewhat understated and subtle, blending well with the surroundings of each project. Proper planning and efficient use of space cannot be over stated. 
 

Hewitt Designs realizes the importance of good teamwork. Over the years we have had the pleasure of working with a number of creative builders and sub-trades with whom we have built good working relationships. Naturally we would also work with contractors of your choice if you already have a builder in place.

A successful project is the result of good teamwork

Creating a custom home plan is the logical process of turning wish-lists and ideas into reality . Planning a 3d environment that responds to sun position and site aspects with respect for views, privacy and neighborhood is the hallmark of good design.

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2. the planning process

Our work starts with going over the items that client’s have on their wish list in terms of number of rooms and what type of house they are looking for. Based on this we formalize a design brief which provides the framework to start the design. At this stage we also prepare an area study which provides a target area for the project.

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3. start the planning process

With the basics in place to define the scope of the house the general layout and flow is determined by simple layouts starting with bubble diagrams and concept sketches. By the end of this phase a client will have a good idea of what the house is going to look like - the 3d form is in place as well as the plan layout. We like to emphasize that this stage is about concepts not detail. Get the concepts right - the detail will follow.

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work stage 1 : design concepts

There are many factors that will influence your choice for an architect. We have always believed that our past record is the critical determinator - compare our portfolio with others and see what past client’s have said about us and our work. Our work is never flashy or “trendy” - we believe in honest architecture without the frills of what might look “cool” today. Our houses are planned to stand the test of time in both looks and functionality

work stage 2 : design refinements

There are many factors that will influence your choice for an architect. We have always believed that our past record is the critical determinator - compare our portfolio with others and see what past client’s have said about us and our work. Our work is never flashy or “trendy” - we believe in honest architecture without the frills of what might look “cool” today. Our houses are planned to stand the test of time in both looks and functionality

work stage 3 : construction drawings

This phase turns plans into construction drawings and at this point we would get a contractor involved. These drawings include many cross sections, ceiling plans and numerous details to convey “intent” to the contractor.

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work stage 4: details and completion

This part of our work completes the drawing process and includes designs for major elements within the house such as fireplaces and basic kitchen layout.

rendering of contempoaray home by Richard Hewitt

BIMx - view your project on iPad...

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BIMx is a free app that can be downloaded from the App store which is used to view your design model in 3d. We supply the BIMx model to you via email and you can "walk through" your new project in the comfort of your living room. We supply BIMx models throughout the design process and the models get more detailed as the design progresses through to final stages.

BIMx is a powerful way to visualize your new project

AWARD WINNING ELEGANT CUSTOM HOME DESIGNS

Richard Hewitt is proud to have been recognized in the field of excellence and his work has achieved local and international awards

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