Jeff Gold begins the design process by establishing the precise needs of his clients. These needs are described in a written program
that is reviewed and refined through ongoing dialogue. The design
process is one of inquiring and listening.
An essential tool in the design process is a survey that maps all
elements of the building site: the topography, vegetation, rock
outcrops, drainage, sun and shade exposures, views, setback requirements,
utility system requirements, and the relationship of the site to
neighboring parcels and buildings. A complete understanding of the
site leads to a harmonious relationship between the designed building
and its setting.
Jeff Gold presents options for consideration at each step of design.
Client responses are reflected in revised schemes that are subject
to further review. This cycle of design and review continues until
all agree on the preferred direction. Details and building finishes
that contribute to the final design are discussed as well.
During the design process a cost estimate is prepared in order
to evaluate the project design as it relates to the budget. This
analysis and the design are revised as necessary to meet the client's
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