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Our Process

The various sequential phases to the process of design are:

  • Predesign
  • Schematic Design
  • Design Development
  • Construction Documents
  • Construction Observation

Listening to a client is crucial to understanding how a design can creatively and effectively meet or exceed expectations. Working within a realistic budget will help direct and act as a catalyst in creating design. Each client will bring their own unique perspective to the design process and we welcome and encourage that involvement from start to finish. In all of our projects we strive to have our clients feel comfortable and happy in their personally designed environment.

Owner, Martin Caruso, meets with each potential client to discuss the proposed project. There is no charge for these initial meetings. A proposal is prepared outlining scope of the proposed project, along with an estimated architectural fee. Architectural fees vary from project to project. Though we generally work on an hourly basis, the estimated architectural fee is usually determined based on several factors, one being the anticipated construction budget.

Martin CarusoCaruso Architecture3460 Ridgewood Road, Akron, Ohio, 44333USA