Start with the right strategy and framework by confirming specific project requirements and identifying obstacles and opportunities before design begins.

We have observed a pervasive problem in the design and building industry where people considering a new building or renovation project were led to begin design work before they had fully done their homework or research.

People were convinced by contractors to run before they mastered crawling, failing to identify their motivations in the absence of a plan or strategy. We even noticed some design firms rushing clients prematurely into design work (the fun part); often as a result of a seductively low fee. With the luxury of hindsight, those people felt remorse as they expensively retraced steps prior to building or wondered what went wrong afterward. If only they had more wisely made an investment in the right process and design professional and taken the proper steps to avoid short-sighted decisions or glossing over important details that unknowingly affect the final outcome.

Instead of making early mistakes that compound over time, participate in our stand-alone Discovery Consultation* to begin your project with a framework designed to confirm your specific motivations, aspirations and project requirements. Our consultation process identifies obstacles and opportunities, lower's your risk, saves money and provides instant clarity on what you need to do right now to lay a proper foundation for a successful project.

Planning to build MORE than once? We didn't think so.

The consequence of inadequate upfront research regarding your specific needs, program, budget and site opportunities or not identifying constraints is like building a home on a bad foundation. The foundation is the most important part of the whole building because everything afterward is built on top. It becomes very expensive to change the foundation once you have started to build on it. In contrast, it is very easy to consider possibilities, make a change or navigate a roadblock earlier in the process when decisions are represented as ideas on paper.

At One One Ten, we leverage our value to you first by not bypassing the most important project starting point. Instead we focus proper time up-front to create a better, more researched project plan using a process we tailored to assess a project's viability Before Design Begins. This consultation is the most important step you can invest in because it avoids cost over runs, design re-work and schedule delays down the road. Our consultation is also affordable.

The valuable insights you will gain are also offered as an individual service with no obligation to commit to us long term. You may carry on with subsequent design work employing ourselves or another architect altogether. Should you find the experience a great fit and want to continue working together, we apply our consultation fee back to the design phase work as a win-win for you. You really can't go wrong.

If you already feel we can help you, contact us to schedule your face-to-face Discovery Consultation start-up meeting.

* Fees start at $1,995. Strategic planning, pre-design analysis including programming, identifying municipal planning requirements, project feasiblity and our opinion of probable construction cost. Learn More »

Think you can't afford an architect? You can.

For many people, full architectural design services are not in the cards. In these cases, to provide greater access and help more people improve building outcomes, we began offering individual and packaged design services in addition to full services so that you can work with a design professional when it matters most: in the earliest stage of your project when ideas are formed and advanced on paper with zero construction cost implications to making repeat changes.

010110 caption