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Services Elevation Provides To Homeowners:

  1. Architectural Drafting and 3-D Renderings Using our 3-D Matrix™ Design Process
  2. High level of customer oriented design analysis
  3. Space Planning
  4. Land Evaluation
  5. Perspective Renderings
  6. Material & Finish Selections
  7. Custom Built-In Cabinet Desigs
  8. Code Research / Variances
  9. Expert Advice on Zoning & Building Set-Back
  10. Custom Interior Room Paneling and Fireplace Surround Designs

 

What are Elevation's Fees?

We tailor our fees to meet our clients needs.

Fees are based on the complexity of the house, it's finishes,  site and size. A flat lot with a one story home on it is much more simple to design than a home cut into the side of a hill. Additionally, more documentation and care in the design process is required when there are the more bells and whistles incorporated into the overall design—for example, custom fireplace surrounds, custom office paneled rooms, and elaborately detailed rooms require a great deal more time than a home without these features.

  1. Hourly Fees—An hourly fee is preferred when a project is not defined and continues to grow or change in scope. This fee structure is for the more complex, dynamic process of design where we are creating a piece of art for our client, incorporating the clients artwork and designing every piece of the home down to the finished details. Homes with custom designed theatre, libraries, extensive millwork or cutting edge modern projects are all have a much more intense requirement from a manpower basis and are almost impossible to fully predict at the beginning of a project. Each area that we work in has different city agency requirements, community home owner's association processes, and each submission requires a great deal of re-work based on our experience in many of these communities. Our hourly fees vary in different markets due to the amount of time it takes to get the plans and specifications ready to permit. Please contact us with your project information and we can provide you with an accurate quote. 
  1. Fixed Fee—For the less complicated projects when the house is a new home on a relatively simple building lot, we can define the cost of our services and will clearly define the scope of our work. These fees are based on the scale of the project, location of the project and complexity of the home. Fixed fee projects are usually determined in either of the following two methods:
  •                   1. Percentage of Construction—This allows the costs of the architecture to slightly vary with the cost of the project. In the most basic of analysis, the more expensive the home,  the more there is to design. All the added value options require more detailing, more thought and more time documenting the home. Ultimately, the architecture fee is a small portion of the total project cost, but well documented projects will result in tighter contractor bids and less cost increases and change orders during construction. Our fees are between 7% and 12% of construction costs.     

                              2. Cost Per Square Foot—Based on the cost per square foot of covered structures. This fee again would have some flexibility in it's implementation. In some cases, smaller  homes are more complicated than larger homes, as you have more to design to maximize the space. Fees are usually between $6 and $12 per square foot.

     

    Unique Specialty Services For Homeowners:

    Our services all comprehensive and specifically cater to the specific needs of each homeowner.

    We have developed key features that make us highly unique:

    1. | Concierge Service |

      Our Concierge Service was created because we want you to be intimately involved in primary stages of the home design process—so, we take you with us on the selection process. Together, we will have exclusive access to “industry only” world-renown design centers and can select from the finest home building materials available.
    1. | Chef Engineers For The Kitchen |

      An Elevation kitchen is designed by world-renowned chefs, not kitchen designers. Your kitchen will shine with pristine opulence and radiate an inviting intimacy, but have the functionality like that of the pro’s.
    1. | Theater Designers |

      For home theaters, we hire professional acoustic and theater designers to achieve the highest standard in audio/visual replication and overall design—ensuring you will be amazed at the life-like experience and comfort of a pro theater in your own home.
    1. | Automation Experts |

      For high tech homes, we will seamlessly integrate all the latest features for desired functionality, reliability and ease of use with our team of automation experts

     

     

    A Trusted Alliance for Industry Partners

    We also have developed relevant services for our industry partners that will help provide your clients with best-in-class service. We become an integral part of your process, adding efficiency and expertise to any project.

     

    HOMEOWNERS

    From Vacant To Opulent

    Elevation is a true visionary in determining and planning for optimal land use. At the heart of our architectural firm is an in-depth understanding of an individual property and the use of sophisticated technology and inspired design to provide the utmost convenience in your beautiful new home.

    Services Elevation Delivers To Homeowners:

    • Architectural drafting and 3-D renderings
    • A detailed design plan showcasing a concrete vision for an empty lot or an unique piece of property that is “hard to walk”
    • Extensive, detailed marketing materials created for special properties
    • Video walk-through of properties, with the architects evaluation and recommendations
    • Full assessment of empty land lots, highlighting optimal use and potential
    • Plans for a new custom home
    • Code research / variances
    • Expert advice on zoning and building set-backs

    BROCHURE: (Downloadable PDF)

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    LISTING AGENTS

    Elevation Customizes Luxury For Affluent Buyers

    No area says luxury more than Southern California, and no architectural firm represents and defines this upscale, luxury real estate market more than Elevation. 

     

    Services Elevation Delivers To Buyer’s Agents:

    • Architectural drafting and 3-D renderings
    • A detailed design plan showcasing a concrete vision for an empty lot or an unique piece of property that is “hard to walk”
    • Full assessments for buyers considering a tear-down that might need significant renovations
    • Extensive, detailed marketing materials created for special properties
    • Video walk-through of properties, with the architects evaluation and recommendations
    • Full assessment of empty land lots, highlighting optimal use and potential
    • Access to potential sales on both ends through Elevation clients’ homes not yet on market
    • Code research / variances
    • Expert advice on zoning and avoiding building set-back

     

    BROCHURE: (Downloadable PDF)

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    BUYER'S AGENTS

    Exquisite Vision and Design For Your Affluent Buyers

    Elevation is a leading luxury home architectural design studio with a reputation built on proven records of success in building, re-designing and re-inventing distinctive properties with unmatched design, strategy and innovative technology. Our team is composed of award-winning designers and builders to help you meet your buyer’s lifestyle criteria and provide highly effective marketing tools so you can quickly close more deals.

     

    Services Elevation Delivers To Buyer’s Agents:

    • Architectural drafting and 3-D renderings
    • Buyer’s who wants to build a custom home
    • A detailed design plan showcasing a concrete vision for buyer’s who are contemplating purchasing unique or obscure pieces of land
    • Full assessments for buyers considering a tear-down that might need significant renovations
    • Comprehensive marketing materials for pieces land when a buyer is out of town or cannot visit the site in person
    • Full assessment of land, highlighting its optimal use and potential
    • Video walk-through of properties, with the architects evaluation and recommendations
    • Educate clients about the benefits of building a home
    • Code research / variances
    • Expert advice on zoning and avoiding building set-back

    BROCHURE: (Downloadable PDF)

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    INTERIOR DESIGNERS

    The Perfect Partner to Enhance Your Vision

    The Elevation design team collaborates with affluent, sophisticated interior designer’s to capture their client’s vision and develop it into a functional, elegant reality. If you have a client that is ready to build a custom home or renovate their existing home, Elevation’s commitment to help you retain your vision of aesthetic and functionality drives the design process.

    Services Elevation Delivers To Interior Designers:

    • Architectural drafting and 3-D renderings using our 3-D Matrix™ design process
    • Plans for a new custom home
    • Plans for a major re-model or expansion
    • Educate clients about the remodeling process
    • Renovation of an existing house that needs to have structural walls removed or square footage added to the home
    • Code research / variances
    • Expert advice on zoning and building set-back
    • Assistance on getting projects published
    • We often refer our clients to interior designers for their services. Once we have worked together on a design team, we will build a combined reputation that will create a stream of repeat business

    BROCHURE: (Downloadable PDF)

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    BUILDERS

    Elevation Delivers Efficiency and Expertise to Any Project

    We often partner with high profile custom home-builders and provide seamless, detailed interior and exterior architectural plans that are structurally sound and visually stunning. Too often builders have plans designed by architects that runs over schedule or over budget due to miscalculations, unrealistic structural features within the plan, limited modification expertise and poor communication. We eliminate this risk.

    The team at Elevation possesses an extensive background in construction, so we understand the total scope of a project from inception to completion. Every detail of the plan is carefully designed and calculated, guaranteed to meet all of the stringent city codes and building standards.

    Services Elevation Delivers To Builders:

    • Architectural drafting and 3-D renderings
    • Plans for a new custom home
    • Plans for a major re-model or expansion
    • Absolute assurance that the plans can actually be built structurally
    • Advice when facing an architectural review board
    • Detailed interior architecture and elevations
    • Direct communication and direction to subcontractors and suppliers, when needed
    • Strategies on how to get projects started up faster
    • Assistance in getting projects published
    • Design and configuration of all interior details
    • Hard to handle client relations
    • Educate clients about the remodeling process
    • Renovation of an existing house and they need to move an interior structure or wall
    • Code research/ variances
    • Expert advice on zoning and avoiding building set-back

    BROCHURE: (Downloadable PDF)

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