I am NOT an Architect or an Engineer. I hold no professional license in these disciplines. I consider myself to be a highly skilled ‘Technician’… similar to what a master-level ‘Draftsman’ once was. Since it’s all done with computers now; it's much more complex than simply “drafting". I am sometimes referred to as a “Residential Designer”. I will use my skills & experience to assist you in turning your ideas into reality.
If you need or desire the services of an Architect, Engineer, or other Design Professionals; I will gladly refer you to several.
I prefer to start new projects from scratch… but, in many cases, people come to me with anything from rough sketches to well defined design drawings to tons of reference material, or any combination of these.
Drawings, Designs, & Material by other parties:
If a person comes to me with drawings or any type of work that was done by other parties; i.e. architects, engineers, designers, “plan companies”, or “material they found online”, etc.; the only way I can work with the material is by having written permission to use/modify from the original owner/creator. THIS IS THE RIGHT WAY TO DO THIS. In many cases, it IS possible to acquire these permissions. I have done several projects of this nature, & I have been in direct contact with the technical staff of several of the well known “plan companies” in the country. Most of them sell various types of packages, along with “Rights to Use/Modify”. I will be glad to help you in finding out how to acquire permission, if possible. In many cases, you can purchase the original CAD files, but…due to the ongoing evolution of CAD/BIM software, these CAD files are not always helpful. Contact me BEFORE you purchase anything, & I will help you determine the most practical & efficient option.
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