At Peckham Architecture, our sole focus is providing the highest level of customer service with the highest standards of sustainability. The key ingredient here is you, our client. When you meet founder Nick Peckham, you’re almost certain to hear him say:
“I will design for you what you would design for yourself if you had been an architect as long as I have.”
We envision design as an interaction between environment and inhabitant. Deep green architecture makes this universally beneficial. Peckham Architecture’s client-focused, full-service design process guides you through every step in creating a deep green environment to live, work or play.
Here’s what you can expect:
Consultation: A 1-hour consultation with Peckham Architecture includes project meeting notes, cost estimate and fee proposal for $250.
Project Services: When it is possible to determine your project’s scope, schedule and services with reasonable accuracy in advance, we charge an agreed-upon lump sum or fixed fee—usually between 8 and 15 percent of construction cost.
When the services are difficult to define, we bill at an hourly rate. Hourly fees also apply to predesign services, partial services, conceptual design, particular project phases, renovations, preparation of record drawings and additional specialist expertise or services.
For prospective clients and projects still in the concept phase, we also offer a no-risk Project Report.
DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION PROCESS
First, we will work together to establish the goals and scope of your project. Once we have agreed on a floor plan, we will create a 3-D rendering for your approval. This allows you to visualize the interior and exterior spaces from all angles, including the light conditions at different times of day or year.
Next, we will create detailed construction documents and specifications for your approval. After your general contractor or construction manager bids the project, we will finalize the total cost and prepare a construction contract. During construction, we will monitor progress and evaluate applications for payment, seeing your project through to the last detail.
Within your first year of occupancy, we will return to conduct warranty evaluations. For some projects, we also plan for Post Occupancy Evaluations, a standardized way to gather data on your building’s performance.