I'm looking for a licensed architect with experience (ten to thirty years) in coastal style (Watercolor Florida - like vintage style) and incorporating engineers piers, hurricane straps, FEMA flooding breakaway walls etc. to finish development, refine plan, and prepare construction plan sets. Gulf of Mexico (Gulf coast) hurricane experience preferred.
I'm a novice user and I've used Chief Architect Professional X10 to try to get my vision of vintage style beach in a 3D setting where myself and family members can collaborate on the development and work through design issues prior to turning over to a professional. My goal is to turn the plan over to an experienced architect to incorporate trim and architect elements (exposed rafter tails, exposed rafter support beams, board and bat siding, and other elements) consistent with Watercolor Florida style construction. A high level of trim detail such as built in bunk beds in loft areas, interior lap siding, etc. is anticipated.
In addition, architect is to advise on modern lighting, space planning, window (storm rated) selection and other architectural elements, and prepare preliminary and final engineering drawings to adhere to FEMA and Galveston County wind and flood construction requirements. The home is to be built Crystal Beach, Texas.
The working relationship envisioned is turn over owner's plans developed to date, get feedback on suggested changes and modifications. Architect to make general clean-up, changes to plans and provide updated plan file in Chief Architect, to facilitate stakeholders (myself and family members) further review and refinements. Architect to finalize plans for Biscayne Beach Home Owner Association approval, subsequent submission to engineer, and incorporate engineer changes. The final construction plans such to facilitate getting fair and comparable bids from builders by providing detail specifications and having sufficient detail to avoid oversights in construction process.
Resume, website, and similar information to evaluate and substantiate experience is required. Fees are negotiable.